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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.

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.

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.

IATA Urges EU, UK to Take Immediate Precautionary Actions Ahead of Brexit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the UK and the EU to take immediate actions ahead of Brexit to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of air connectivity.

Brexit May Threaten UK-driven EU Tourism, Greece in Top 7 Travel Spots

UK nationals include Greece among their top travel destinations of choice in the EU, according to TUI Group’s policyAGENDA, which comes in view of the Brexit negotiations.

Post-Brexit Air Travelers Urged to Know Rights, Prepare for Longer Waits

As Brexit draws near, travelers should know their rights before take-off as the UK’s exit from the EU, on March 29, is expected to create disruption at airports.

Volos Airport Welcomes New Flights, Set to Post Rise

Incoming travelers to Volos' Nea Aghialos Airport are set to rise by 25-30 percent, in great part due to new flights from the UK and Israel.

Athens Airport Ranks Second Globally on AirHelp Score 2018

Athens International Airport ranks second worldwide on AirHelp’s 2018 list of best airports based on quality of service, on-time performance, and claim processing.

AirHelp: Air Travelers Still Don’t Know Their Rights

The majority of travelers using air transportation appear to have little knowledge of their rights, according to a recent survey released by legal experts AirHelp.

EU Court Rules Airlines Must Compensate for Delays, Cancellations

Flyers can now demand compensation of up to 600 euros from airlines even in cases of strike or delay, according to a decision by Europe’s highest court.

Makedonia Airport Ready for Take Off, Airlines Requesting Slots

Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport is set to 'take off’ in the upcoming tourism season with more airlines requesting landing slots.

Wizz Air Launches Seven New Routes from Athens

Hungarian carrier Wizz Air has launched operations from Athens, aiming to bring affordable air travel services to Greek customers.

Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport Main Runway Opens

The main runway at Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport is in operation handling all flights, following the completion of planned maintenance works there.

Makedonia Airport Handling All Flights as Scheduled

All flights to and from Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport are being carried out according to schedule since November 24, Greece’s transport ministry said on Tuesday.

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.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.
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