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Beat Taxi Service Joins Forces with Athens Hotels

Popular ride-hailing firm Beat has entered the hospitality market with the launch of a pilot program for hotels in Athens.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Fraport Expects 14 Greek Airports to Record Rise in 2018 Passenger Numbers

Greece’s 14 regional airports are set to record a high single digit rise in passenger numbers this year, according to Fraport Group.

Fraport Says Greek Airports Investment to Pay Off in the Long Term

Fraport's decision to take over the management of Greece’s 14 regional airports “remains 100 percent correct", says the group's CEO.

Greece’s Regional Airports Generate Strong 2017 Revenues for Fraport

The 14 regional airports in Greece managed by Fraport, have generated 233.3 million euros in revenue and 14.4 million euros in earnings in 2017.

Rhodes Records Rising Tourist Figures in June

Rhodes welcomed 34,238 more visitors in June, compared to the same month in 2017, posting a 9.27 percent rise, according to airport operator Fraport Greece.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

Karavakia Thessaloniki Waterbus Boosts Boats, Routes for Summer

Karavakia Thessaloniki Waterbus has added “Agios Georgios” to its fleet of boats connecting Thessaloniki with destinations in the Thermaic Gulf.

Greek Taxi Drivers React Again Over Liberalization Law

Greek taxi drivers are reacting to a Transport Ministry decision to amend an omnibus bill that paves the way for the further liberalization of the profession.

Fraport Ups Investments at 14 Regional Airports in View of Rising Arrivals

In view of increasing arrivals, Fraport Greece will accelerate its renovation works at the 14 Greek regional airports under its management.

Fraport Sets Sights on 23 Smaller Greek Airports

Fraport Group, currently running 14 regional airports in Greece, has expressed interest in taking over the management of 23 smaller airports across the country.

Call of Interest Next Step for Patra Waterway

The highly anticipated waterway project in the Peloponnese city of Patra is set to move into the next phase with a call for interest expected to be announced this month.

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.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

SEEN: Coastal Shipping a Lifeline for Greece’s Islands

Coastal shipping is a lifeline for many of Greece’s island communities, says Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) President Michalis Sakellis.

Greek Bill Lays Out Harsher Rules for Taxi Services Providers

A draft bill regulating taxi services providers such as Uber and Beat was tabled in parliament last week laying out a stricter framework of operations.

Greek Taxi Drivers Up in Arms Over Uber

Greek taxi drivers took to the streets this week demonstrating against Uber cab service, which they claim is depriving them of their living.

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.