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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.

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.

Fraport Greece Appoints Ilias Maragakis as Chief Operating Officer

Fraport Greece has appointed Ilias Maragakis, an executive with more than 20 years of aviation experience, as its new chief operating officer.

Greece’s Airports Break All Records in 2017

Greece’s airports broke all records in 2017, serving a total 482,410 flights and marking a 2.7 percent increase compared to 2016.

Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Greece's 14 Fraport-run regional airports have received EASA certificates, which confirm the high level of safety in infrastructure and operational processes.

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.

GACS 2017: Aviation Professionals to Gather in Athens for ICAO’s Second Symposium

Aviation professionals will gather in Athens, during October 11-13, to exchange views and discuss challenges related to their fields at the Second Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS 2).

Greek Airports See 9.7% Increase in Summer 2017 Passenger Traffic

Greek airports saw a 9.7 percent increase in passenger traffic during the three summer months of 2017.

Paros Airport Records Highest Increase in Passenger Traffic in Jan-July 2017

Paros Airport saw the highest percentage increase in passenger traffic in the first 7 months of 2017, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Tourist Traffic to Ionian Isles on Upward Trend 

Tourist arrivals to the Ionian islands, including Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu, grew by 12.1 percent in the first six months of 2017.

Greek Airports See Passenger Traffic Up 10.3% in First Half of 2017

Passenger traffic in Greek airports during the first six months of the year was up by 10.3 percent, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Passenger Numbers in Greek Airports Up in January-May

Passenger traffic via Greek airports increased by 8.4 percent during the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Greek Airports: Passenger Numbers Up 10.1% in Jan-Apr

Passenger traffic via Greek airports increased by 10.1% to over 9 million passengers in January-April 2017, compared to the same period last year.

Aviation Body Says 3.75m Travelers Enter Greek Airports in Jan.-Feb.

A total of 3.75 million passengers, up by 7.2%, compared to the same period in 2016, have gone through Greek airports in the first two months of the year.

Greek Airports Report 9% Rise in Passenger Traffic in January

Airports in Greece saw a significant rise in passenger traffic in January 2017, handling 1.92 million passengers travelling through their gates.

Record Passenger Growth Recorded at Greek Airports in 2016

Over 53 million passengers used Greek airports in 2016, an increase of 9.9 percent on the previous year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

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.

Greece’s Airport Traffic Up 6.98% in 2015

The total of domestic and international flights in Greece in 2015 amounted to 444,249, recording an increase of 6.98 percent, in comparison with 415,250 in 2014, according to a report released on Friday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greek Airports See Rise in Passenger Numbers in First 10 Months of 2016

Passenger numbers at Greek airports during the first ten months of the year reached 49.3 million, an increase that exceeded the amount of passengers that passed through the country's airports in all of 2015 (49.2 million).

Greek Parliament Passes New Civil Aviation Authority Bill

The Greek Parliament on Thursday approved a draft bill that brings changes to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.