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Airline Cancels Flights at Makedonia Airport Citing Safety Concerns

Fraport Greece reiterated its concerns regarding the maintenance works at Makedonia Airport, after reports that a low cost carrier has canceled its flights citing safety reasons.

Lufthansa Interested in ‘Parts’ of Air Berlin

Lufthansa has expressed interest in acquiring a number of planes from German carrier Air Berlin after it filed insolvency recently.

Three Airlines, Two Operators Handling Bulk of Tourists to Greece

Two tour operators and three airlines handle the bulk of travelers interested in Greece this summer, according to the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority.

WTM London 2017: easyJet Boss to Talk About Post-Brexit Era

easyJet’s Chief Executive Carolyn McCall will speak about navigating the budget airline into the post-Brexit era when she appears at WTM London 2017.

Ryanair Urges UK to Secure Flying Rights with EU Ahead of Brexit

Ryanair has called on the UK government to put aviation at the forefront of its negotiations with the EU and provide a coherent post-Brexit plan.

Brexit Set to Move Major Airlines out of UK and into Europe

Airlines headquartered in the UK will have to set up shop in the EU and sell off shares to European nationals if they wish to continue running major routes across Europe following Brexit, EU officials said.

EasyJet Adds Preveza, Rhodes & Kefallonia to Greece Destinations

British low-cost carrier easyJet announced the addition of four new routes, extra seating and friendlier rates for Greek destinations.

Amadeus and easyJet Continue Longstanding Partnership

Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of a long-term partnership with low-cost carrier easyJet.

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.

Travelport – mtt a Step into the Next Era of Travel

The travel industry is changing, there’s no doubt about it, and in the words of Travelport’s Global Head of Product and Marketing, Air Commerce, Ian Heywood, this is a “customer-driven technology-enabled industry”.

easyJet Announces New Route to Zakynthos from London Stansted

Low cost airline easyJet on Thursday announced a new summer route from London Stansted to Zakynthos, starting May 28.

Greece’s Aegean Among 2015’s Fastest Growing Airlines

Greek carrier Aegean is ranked ninth among the world’s 20 fastest growing airlines in 2015, according to weekly e-journal anna.aero (Airline Network News and Analysis).

Tour Agents, Airlines Bet on Greece for 2016

Greece is still going strong as a destination of choice according to forecasts for the new year with tour operators boosting their package deals and air carriers launching new flights and adding more seats to their Greece-bound itineraries.

Easyjet to Launch Routes from Rhodes, Mykonos to European Cities in 2016

Low-cost carrier EasyJet on Tuesday announced the addition of three new routes connecting the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mykonos to European cities as of next summer.

Traffic and Flights Pick Up Pace at Athens Airport

As the summer season sets in, travelers are flocking to Greece and more new flights are landing by the day at Athens International Airport, which is recording a 20 percent increase in passenger traffic, 140 new routes, 189 boosted flights plus 10 new destinations.

EasyJet Announces Athens-Naples Route for 2015

Low-cost carrier easyJet has added an Athens-Naples connection to its 2015 flight schedule.

EasyJet’s Mobile App Now Has Passport Scanning For Faster Check-In

Low-cost carrier easyJet recently launched a new passport scanning function to its mobile app, making it the first European airline to have such a feature.

Ebola Crisis Hits Travel Industry

Fears about the spread of the Ebola virus have hit the travel industry, causing shares in airlines, tour operators, cruise operators and hotels to slump on the London Stock Exchange.

Airlines Extend Flight Schedules To Destinations In Greece

Foreign airline companies that operate summer seasonal flights to Greece are extending their schedules through November due to high demand.

Greece’s Comeback Has Attracted More Low Cost Airlines

Greece's comeback as a popular tourism destination has attracted many low cost airline companies back to Greece this season.