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Athens Airport Honors Airlines for 2015 Performance

Athens International Airport (AIA) earlier this month honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their scheduled services during 2015. The award ceremony took place during the 16th Airline Marketing Workshop held in Athens.

Air France, KLM and Delta Airlines: New Telephone Numbers, Working Hours in Greece

Air France, KLM and Delta Airlines have announced that they are changing their telephone numbers in Greece.
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Kefalogianni Invites Greek-Americans To Holiday In Greece This Year

Issues concerning the Greek-American community and Greece’s course in general, were the main topics discussed on Monday, 3 June, between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York.

Delta Airlines Sets Record Straight

“Delta is not leaving Athens on a permanent basis, but will instead exit the market during the deep winter, when demand for air service between the U.S. and Greece is at its lowest point,” Evan Plaskett, international network planning for Delta Airlines, said in an official...

Athens Loses Direct Air Connections To Major Destinations

Singapore Airlines will cease routes to Athens as of 26 October 2012 due to “sustained weak performance,” the Greek travel industry was informed last month. This was just the most recent hit as many carriers have already announced plans to stop direct flights to the Greek capital.

AIA Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2009, a very challenging year for the global industry, during the 10th Airline Marketing Workshop held last month.

Olympic Air Takes Off

Olympic Air, the successor of former state-run carrier Olympic Airlines, made its first official flight to Thessaloniki on 1 October with an Airbus 320. The first route symbolically retraced the route first taken by Aristotelis Onasis' Olympic Airways on 6 April 1957 with a...

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

Giorgos Zermas recently assumed the position of commercial director for Greece and Cyprus at Delta Airlines.

Alitalia Joins SkyTeam Alliance

One of the last big independent names in air travel, Alitalia, signed an agreement recently with the global alliance SkyTeam. Members include Air France, Delta Airlines, Korean Airlines, Aeromexico and CSA Czech Airlines. CSA's international hub in Prague strengthens Skyteam's...

Greece’s SkyTeam Leaders Inform Travel Trade

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance founded by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, as well as its newest member, CSA Czech Airlines, held a major bash at the Astir Place last month to inform the Greek travel trade on the many customer benefits available...

Korean Air, Delta, Air France And Aeromexico Create Sky Team Alliance

Yet another new alliance of strong international airlines greets the market this month. Local representatives from Korean Air, Delta, Air France and Aeromexico are ready to visit Greek travel agents and inform them on the new “Sky Team” alliance created by the four airlines.