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AEGEAN: Increase in Passenger Traffic and Turnover in First Half of 2019

AEGEAN recorded an increase in passenger traffic and turnover in the first half of 2019, boosted by a strong performance in the second quarter of the year.

Ellinair Celebrates 5th Anniversary Where it All Began: Thessaloniki

Ellinair, a Mouzenidis Group airline, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in the aviation industry with an event in the destination where it all began: Thessaloniki.

Greece Boasts 21 Airlines with 485 Aircraft

There are currently 21 Greek airlines in operation with a fleet of 485 aircraft, according to Greece's Civil Aviation Authority.

Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

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.

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.

Aegean Inflight Tributes Bring Passengers ‘Closer to Greece’

As part of its ongoing "Closer to Greece" campaign, AEGEAN brings Eastern Macedonia-Thrace into the spotlight this month.

Promise of Greek Summer Attracts New Flights

As summer draws near all the more airlines are introducing new flights, adding more seats or boosting the frequency of their existing routes to destinations in Greece aiming to secure a piece of the growing market.

‘Closer to Greece’: Aegean Airlines Brings Taste of Epirus to Its Flights

The sites, sounds and tastes of Epirus take center stage this month on all Aegean Airlines flights under its ongoing “Closer to Greece” initiative.

Egyptair Marks 60 Years in Greece, Lays Out New Plans

Boosting the frequency of its flights, running the Santorini route all year round, establishing a direct Cairo-Thessaloniki itinerary and including Mykonos in its transportation plans are among the priorities set for 2017 by Egyptair.

Aegean Chief Says VAT Thwarting Greek Airline Competitiveness

“In order for Aegean and other operators to continue their expansion, errors hindering competitiveness must be rectified,” Eftihis Vassilakis, the vice president of Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean, said on Wednesday.

Air France-KLM Teams Up with Argo Travel Group at Posidonia 2016

The Air France - KLM Group and the Argo Travel Group will present their products at this year’s Posidonia 2016 shipping exhibition to open on June 6 and run through to June 10 at the Metropolitan Expo Center in Athens.

Three Greek Airlines Soaring Among Europe’s Top 50 for Punctuality

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Ellinair have been listed among Europe’s most punctual carriers for the month of March by UK-based air travel intelligence firm OAG.

Aegean Salutes Greek Airforce with Spectacular Show

Aegean Airlines paid tribute to the Greek Air Force on November 6, offering a group of 100 lucky passengers the chance to fly in an Airbus A320ceo accompanied by fighter jets conducting remarkable air acrobatics at the Tanagra Airbase, outside Athens.

Aegean Aims for the Sky, Launches 14 New Destinations from Athens

Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday, the introduction of 14 new destinations from Athens, 111 international routes to 45 countries and investments in four new Airbus A320 carriers.

SkyGreece Spreads Wings to Connect Greeks Far and Wide with Motherland

Aiming to boost connections between Greece and the US and Canada, SkyGreece Airlines presented its plans last week to the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), with sights on garnering their support.

Ryanair Says ‘No’ to Privatization of Greece’s Regional Airports

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair said it was against the privatization of Greece’s local airports, proposing instead that the Greek government announce a new bid which will have the increase in passenger traffic as a prerequisite.
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