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Eurocontrol Says Greece, Europe Air Traffic Rebound Possible by 2023

Eurocontrol is forecasting that airline traffic to Greece may likely return to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2023 given that Covid-19 is brought under control.

Crete: Updated Master Plan for New Kastelli Airport Gets Approval

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has approved the updated master plan for the construction of the new Kastelli Airport on the Greek island of Crete.

Eurocontrol: Greece Among Countries Gaining Back Flights

Air traffic appears to be approaching 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels with Greece moving up in terms of scheduled flights, Eurocontrol said in its latest report.

AEGEAN Takes Major Step Towards Sustainable Aviation

Greece’s national carrier AEGEAN made its first delivery flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with its brand new A321neo aircraft.

Flight Activity at Athens Airport Picks Up Pace 

Athens International Airport has recovered 77% of total 2019 traffic so far and is up by 74% or 273 flights against last year, according to Eurocontrol. 

Eurocontrol Study Forecasts Greece Air Traffic Recovery in 2024

It will most likely take Greece approximately four years to achieve 92% of 2019 air traffic levels, according to a report by Eurocontrol.

EU Decides to Cut Off Airline Links with Belarus

Dozens of airlines have decided to stop serving Minsk, after EU leaders said they would be imposing sanctions on Belarus over the forced landing of Ryanair flight FR 4978 out of Athens on Sunday.

Greece Wants Sanctions Against Belarus for Ryanair Incident

Greece is calling on the EU to take action against Belarus after the forced landing of a Ryanair passenger jet in Minsk on May 23 and the arrest of a dissident journalist.

IATA: Covid-19 Air Transport Disruption to Impact Greek Tourism

Disruption to Greece’s air transport sector, caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, is set to cost the country’s tourism sector 9.2 billion euros in losses, says IATA.

ACI World: Covid-19 a Blow to Global Airport Traffic, Revenue

The coronavirus outbreak is set to drive international airport passenger traffic volume down in the first quarter of 2020, according to ACI World.

Greek PM Hints at Tax Cuts on Transport

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has left open the possibility of tax reductions in transportation.

Crete to Get New Airport: Works at Kastelli Begin

Kastelli Airport in Heraklion, Crete, is expected to become Greece’s second biggest, handling more than eight million passengers per year.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.

Boeing Stops All 737 Max 8 Flights, Limited Disruption Expected

New evidence by Ethiopian authorities has prompted US company Boeing to terminate all 737 Max 8 flights following a second deadly accident in less than six months.

Greece Joins Countries Suspending All Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Greece has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights out of its airports, after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines flight crash.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

Brexit, Airport Investment and User Fees Challenges Ahead for Aviation Industry

Brexit, airport capacity, investment and user charges are expected to be the main challenges in the year ahead for the EU’s aviation industry, according to ACI Europe.

Kalamata Airport Next in Line for Upgrade, Tender to be Announced

Kalamata Airport in Greece is next in line for an upgrade with the government to issue a call for a tender in the immediate future.

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.

AEGEAN Announces Pilot Scholarships for 100 Greek Students

Aegean Airlines is granting scholarships to 100 Greek students seeking to become pilots and is accepting applications until September 7.
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