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Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

Greece Examines Measures to Simplify Travel Ahead of Brexit

Greek authorities are examining measures that include simplifying airport entrance procedures for British holidaymakers to facilitate post-Brexit travel.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

Greek Authorities Address Air Traffic Control Delays

The Transport Ministry is looking to address the issue of flight delays at Athens International Airport (AIA) and at other facilities across Greece.

EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to $700 if a connecting flight on the same reservation is delayed or cancelled.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

EU Lawmakers Vote for Securer ID Cards for All States

In efforts to boost border safety, EU lawmakers have approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all member states.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

EU Air Traffic Control Delays and Flight Cancellations Peak in 2018

The number of air traffic control delays and flight cancellations appear to have peaked this year, "achieving" the worst record in almost a decade.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

It’s a Deal: EU Leaders Give Brexit Green Light

After 20 months of negotiations, the leaders of 27 EU countries approved in Brussels, on Sunday, Britain’s decision to exit the Union on 29 March 2019.

Brexit Draft Passes First Hurdle, EC Proposes Vise-free Travel for Brits

A draft agreement laying out the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29, has passed the first hurdle getting approval from the UK cabinet.
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