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Greek Coastal Ferry Feud on Shipping Ministry Agenda

The ongoing battle between coastal ferry companies over the distribution of routes for the summer season ahead was set to top the Greek shipping ministry agenda on Thursday, following press conferences held earlier this week by rivals Golden Star Ferries, Seajets and Aegean Speed...

Transport Ministry to Launch Tender for Santorini Port Upgrade

The Greek Transport Ministry has set aside 8.4 million euros to be used to fund the upgrade of the Athinios port on the Cyclades island of Santorini. 

Greek Coastal Shipping Body Sees ‘Tough’ Year Ahead

Despite the positive outlook for coastal shipping, the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) sees a challenging year ahead.

Athens Airport – Piraeus Port Train Line to Launch in February

Getting from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port will as of February take approximately one hour thanks to the launch of a new train line.

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.

Transport in Greece to be Affected by Walkouts on December 14

Public transport in Athens will be disrupted on Thursday, December 14, as Greece’s main private and public sector umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, have announced a strike.

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.

Fraport Greece Airports Boost Parent Company Profits

Fraport Greece has boosted German operator Fraport’s turnover by approximately 181.4 million euros since April, when it took over 14 Greek regional airports.

Draft Bill Prompts Greece Taxi Service to Launch Online Petition

The founder of "Beat" has launched an online campaign to stop the government from drafting a bill that would force taxi e-platforms and apps to operate as transport companies.

Greek Transport Ministry Bill to Restrict Taxi Apps, E-platforms

E-platforms and apps offering taxi services in Greece may be forced to shut down if the transport ministry drafts a law, which foresees that “intermediaries” operate as transport companies.

PM Tsipras: Greece-Bulgaria Railway ‘Big Step’ Towards Balkan Prosperity

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov singed an MoU for the construction of a railway line to link the two countries.

Commission Proposes €61m Funding for Transport Projects in Greece

A number of transport projects in Greece have been recommended to receive €61 million in funding under an EU financial mechanism.

Airports, Ports and Logistics Top Athens Transport, Infrastructure Meet Agenda

Ways to tap into the expansion of combined transport and upgraded infrastructure were explored during the 1st conference on "Infrastructure and Transport in Greece: Prospects for Development” held in Athens.

Fraport Outlines Master Plans for Mykonos, Corfu Airports

Airport operator Fraport Greece unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the airports of Mykonos and Corfu during special events held on both islands.

Greek Ferry Shipping Traffic Steady for Easter

Ferry shipping traffic for the Orthodox Easter period is expected to record last year’s levels, according to the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).

Electric Train to Connect Piraeus to Athens Airport in June

Travel between the port of Piraeus and Athens International Airport will take approximately 45 minutes on an electric train set to operate in June.

Regional Greek Airport Hand-over to Fraport Stalls

The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to German transport company Fraport has been delayed with a potential due date set for mid-March.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.