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IATA: Air Traveler Numbers Reach New Heights in 2017

The number of air passengers worldwide reached 4.1 billion for the first time in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent over 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

FlightStats: Alitalia Most Punctual Airline in the World for January

Alitalia was named most punctual airline in the world for January 2018 by US independent data services society FlightStats.

Air France to Launch Service Between Paris and Seattle in March 2018

Air France has announced a non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seattle in Washington, USA, as of March 2018.

US Airlines Up in Arms Over Emirates NY Flights Via Athens

Three US airlines are calling on new President Donald Trump to stop Emirates' decision to offer a daily year-round flight from Dubai to New York via Athens.

Qantas Yet Again Voted World’s Safest Airline for 2017

Australian carrier Qantas has been voted the safest airline for 2017 thanks to its fatality-free record as announced by AirlineRatings.com.

Delta to Add Second Daily Athens-New York Service in June 2017

Delta Air Lines will launch a second daily Athens-New York service from June 2, meeting the travel demand between Greece and the United States during the peak summer months.

Delta Offers Compensation for Customers Affected by Systemwide Outage

Delta Air Lines will provide $200 in travel vouchers to all customers who experienced a delay of greater than three hours or a cancelled flight as a result of the systemwide outage on Monday, August 8.

Delta to Resume Daily Service Between Athens and New York for 25th Year

Delta Air Lines, which marks its 25th anniversary of service to Greece this year, will restart its nonstop service from Athens to New York-JFK, effective April 5.

Delta Announces Athens–New York Summer 2016 Flights Now on Sale

Delta's Athens–New York nonstop flights will begin five times weekly from March 27, 2016, increasing to a daily service from May 24, 2016, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 292 seats.

Keep the Skies Open, says Etihad Airways Chief

Etihad Airways has urged the US Government to "keep the skies open", in a comprehensive formal response to the joint campaign by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to block competition and roll back the benefits of Open Skies.

America’s Largest Airlines Received Benefits Worth US$71.48 Billion, New Study Shows

Research commissioned by Etihad Airways has quantified a range of government and court-sanctioned benefits and concessions received by the three biggest US carriers, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines Group, and other airlines with which they have merged.

Delta Increases Summer Capacity From Athens, Greece

Delta Air Lines is adding five more weekly flights between Athens International Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport effective June 2, 2015.

Delta Offers Improved Flight Options from Greece to New York and Beyond

Delta Air Lines will boost travel options for customers between Greece and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Monday, March 30, by restarting services to the Big Apple from Athens International Airport.

Delta Increases Athens-New York Frequency for Summer 2015

Delta Air Lines is increasing its flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport for the 2015 summer season.

Delta Air Lines Finalizes Agreement With Travelport

Delta Air Lines and Travelport finalized an agreement in which Delta will reacquire the data and intellectual property rights central to its passenger service and flight operations systems.

Delta Air Lines Launches Summer Athens-New York Service

Delta Air Lines is resuming its summer seasonal flights between Athens and New York-JFK.

Delta Confirms Athens–New York Nonstop Service In 2014

Delta Air Lines confirmed on 11 December that its seasonal nonstop flight between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and New York JFK will recommence, effective 18 May 2014.
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Delta, Virgin Win US Antitrust Immunity For Trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines and British airline Virgin Atlantic Airways recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved their joint venture by granting antitrust immunity on routes between North America and the U.K.
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Delta And Virgin Announce Codeshare

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways recently detailed a codeshare agreement across 108 routes that offers customers seamless connections to 66 destinations across North America and the U.K. as of this month.
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SkyTeam Holds Event To Thank Greek Travel Partners

Global airline alliance SkyTeam recently hosted a dinner at Botrini's restaurant in Athens to show its appreciation to all Greek travel partners for their continued support.