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Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

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.

Seaplane Network Law Gets Greek Parliament Approval

Greek lawmakers have approved a draft proposal covering the establishment, operation and management of waterway projects in Greece.

Greece Intercity Buses to Get E-ticketing System

The Greek Federation of Urban Transport will move ahead with the installation of an integrated e-ticketing system at 32 regional intercity (KTEL) stations.

Greek Transport Ministry to Subsidize 12 Remote Island Air Routes to 2024

In efforts to secure year-round transport to Greece’s remote islands, the Transport Ministry has invited airlines to enter a competition for subsidies to the tune of €24.6 million.

Pending Waterway Bill Tabled in Greek Parliament

A draft law foreseeing the establishment of waterways in Greece has been tabled in parliament, awaiting ratification.

Fraport Greece Priorities: Extending Tourism Season, Promoting Destinations

Fraport Greece says it is committed to extending the tourism season by increasing inbound traffic and attracting more airlines to the Greek market.

Fraport Greece Regional Airport Upgrades Almost Complete

Fraport Greece has completed 80% of its investment program, with the airports of Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini being last on its project list.

Greek Taxis Under the Microscope

The Greek Tourism Ministry said it would establish a permanent inspection body, tasked with uncovering taxi drivers offering illegal transport services.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Calls for Complementary Infrastructure

Upgrades at Greece’s 14 regional airports are moving full speed ahead but complimentary infrastructure is needed, says Fraport CEO Alexander Zinell.

Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.

Greek Tourism and Transport Ministries Strengthen Ties

The Greek ministries of tourism and transport have expressed keenness to strengthen ties and boost cooperation to resolve critical issues.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

Revised Law Changes Card Payments for Greece Taxi Services

Greece’s taxi drivers federation has announced that payment by credit card through ride-sharing apps such as Beat and Uber are no longer allowed.

Cruise Heads, Santorini Officials Agree to Launch Works on Athinios Port

Santorini authorities have agreed to proceed with urgent repair works on the Athinios Port, which receives thousands of cruise travelers every year.

More Suburban Railway Stops Added to Peloponnese Line

Suburban railway services to the coastal town of Aigio in the Peloponnese, are set to start in August, and be extended to Loutraki.

Fraport Greece Reports Progress at 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece has completed works at the airports of Zakynthos, Kavala and Chania, and is moving full speed ahead with more upgrade projects at another six airports.

Patmos Waterway Project Moving Forward

A time frame for the construction of a waterway hub on Patmos was discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes CEO, the island's mayor and investor Ricardo Nicolopoulos Farias.

Makedonia Airport Runway Set to Open by Year-end

The most anticipated upgrade project of Makedonia Airport, runway 10-28, is set to open to planes by the end of the year.