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Eurocontrol Revises Downward Flight Forecast for 2022

A total of 9.5 million flights are expected in Europe this year recouping 85% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels, said Eurocontrol, revising a previous forecast downward from 89%.

Eurocontrol Sees Upward Air Traffic Dynamic for Greece

Greece is set to make a strong comeback as a post-Covid-19 international tourist destination, according to data released by aviation experts Eurocontrol.

Eurocontrol Sees Air Traffic at 84% of Pre-Covid Levels by End of Year

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to pick up significantly in the coming months forecasting a recovery of approximately 9.3 million flights across Europe for all of 2022.

EU Council Agrees to Extend Covid Certificate Validity Beyond 2022

The Council of the European Union has agreed to extend the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate beyond 30 June 2022.

Omicron Taking Toll on European Air Traffic

Air traffic in Europe is on a downward trend hit hard by the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to Eurocontrol.

Poll: Greece Among Top 10 European Destinations for Source Markets

Greece is in the top 10 European destinations of choice for travelers coming from key source markets, an INSETE study found.

Greece: September Hotel Occupancy Levels on Crete, Rhodes Reach 65%

Tourists are still coming to Greece with September occupancy levels on the islands of Rhodes and Crete at 65 percent.

Eurocontrol Says Greece, Europe Air Traffic Rebound Possible by 2023

Eurocontrol is forecasting that airline traffic to Greece may likely return to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2023 given that Covid-19 is brought under control.

Road Arrivals to Greece Pick Up Pace in August

The number of road arrivals to Greece gained momentum in August exceeding the 1 million mark, according to INSETE data.

Greece Among Top Mediterranean Tourism Destinations for Germans

Greece together with Spain, Turkey and Egypt won over German tourists this summer with demand still strong, according to data by booking platform ANIXE.

Greece Betting on Tourism to Create New Jobs

Greece is setting its hopes on tourism and on investments in the sector to create new jobs that will support local communities and families.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Recovery in 3 to 5 Years

Greek hoteliers hit by the Covid-19 crisis will start recovering losses in three to five years’ time, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

July Brings More Traffic Through 14 Greek Regional Airports

Traffic through 14 regional Greek airports picked up pace in the first half of the year boosting performance for Fraport Group.

Eurocontrol: Greece Among Countries Gaining Back Flights

Air traffic appears to be approaching 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels with Greece moving up in terms of scheduled flights, Eurocontrol said in its latest report.

Recovery Fund to Drive Greek Tourism into New Era

Greece’s tourism sector stands to gain significantly once its recovery plan is passed in Brussels, and funding is released and channeled into a number of landmark projects.

Commission Revises Greece Growth Forecast Upward

The European Commission has revised upward its forecast for Greek GDP growth to 4.1 percent in 2021 and 6 percent in 2022.

Global Tourism Sector ‘Disappointed’ with UK’s ‘Green List’

Global tourism stakeholders are disappointed with the UK’s “green list” of countries that excludes popular holiday destinations such as Greece and Spain.

IATA: Global Airline Industry to Remain Cash Negative in 2021

Covid-19 measures will keep the global the airline industry cash negative throughout 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Commission: Lockdowns to Weigh on Greek Economy

Continuous measures to address Covid-19 are expected to weigh on Greece’s recovery, according to the European Commission.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.
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