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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, Air France/KLM and Alitalia Land Antitrust Approval From EU

The European Commission announced a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta, members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, to help competitors enter the market for three transatlantic routes.

Loud Heartbeats in Athens

“Loud heartbeats will be heard throughout the city of Athens in the new year with the opening of the public art event Hearts in Athens in 2008,” Cultural Organization for the Municipality of Athens Chairwoman Sophie Daskalaki announced at a press conference held recently.

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

US Airways Increases Offer for Delta Air Lines

US Airways Group, last month announced that it has increased its offer to merge with Delta Air Lines, Inc. Under the revised proposal Delta's unsecured creditors would receive $5.0 billion in cash and 89.5 million shares of US Airways stock.

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Swissport and Sky Express Sign Service Agreement

Swissport signed a contract to provide ground service for passengers and airplanes with Sky Express, the new Greek airline based in Heraklion, Crete. Sky Express, established in 2005, offers passengers domestic flight service to the Greek islands and has plans to begin...

Delta’s New Daily Direct Flight to Atlanta

Last month, Delta began its daily direct flights to Atlanta International Airport in the south-eastern U.S., the airline's most important hub and the largest airport hub in the world. This flight gives passengers countless convenient connections to destinations to more than 200...

Delta Out to Conquer the Airways Albeit Under Chapter 11 Protection

Just a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Delta has announced a huge international expansion plan. With the aim to be the "world's largest airline across the Atlantic" the beleaguered carrier will launch additional flights from its Atlanta and New York bases...

Delta Receives Athens Airport Award

Delta has been named the "Fastest Growing Airline for North America" by Athens International Airport at the first award ceremony of its kind. Delta's commercial director for Greece and Cyprus, Dimitri Karagioules, said on receiving the award that "Delta is delighted to receive...

Delta Air Lines Heads for Bankruptcy Protection

Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. tumbled for a time last month after the nation's third-largest carrier warned it will record a substantial loss for the rest of the year and will need to file for bankruptcy if its cash reserves fall too low, or lenders seek immediate payment of its...

SkyTeam Hosts Corporate Accounts in Athens and Travel Agents in Thessaloniki

SkyTeam airline representatives here in Greece arranged two workshops last month - one for major corporate accounts within the Athens area and one for up-market travel agents in Thessaloniki. During both events, representatives of the member airlines explained the many advantages...

SkyTeam Workshop Entices Top Travel Agencies

More than a hundred of Greece's top travel agents arrived last month at the rooftop restaurant and bar area of the Hilton Athens to take part in a workshop organized by SkyTeam airline representatives here in Greece -- Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta...

Delta Adds New Athens-New York Flight

From June 3 until September 30 of this year, Delta adds a second direct flight from Athens to New York, says the U.S. airline's commercial director for Greece and Cyprus, Dimitris Karagioules. The new flight will leave Athens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Around The World With SkyTeam

Some 18 sales representatives from local SkyTeam offices - Air France, Aeromexico, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta and Korean Air - called on 75 travel agencies in Athens and Thessaloniki during a recent short 3-week period. They presented the four new "Around the World Tour"...