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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.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Fraport Greece Traffic Revenue Rise Boosts Mother Company Profits

Fraport’s Greece and Brazil airports accounted for two-thirds of the parent company’s increase in revenue last year, which rose by 18.5 percent to almost 3.5 billion euros.

Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

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.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Athens-Thessaloniki Rail Line Opens for Travel

Greek railways operator Ergose has announced that the Athens-Thessaloniki rail line is now open and will be fully operational by the end of the month, following the completion of the Lianokladi-Domokos segment near Lamia.

Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.

Ergose: Lianokladi-Domokos Rail Line to Open by End of February

The Lianokladi-Domokos rail line near Lamia in Central Greece, will be fully operational by February, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

Kalamata Airport Attracting Tourist Flows to the Peloponnese

Kalamata Airport has managed over the last eight years to quadruple tourist traffic to the Peloponnese, according to the region’s governor Petros Tatoulis.