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Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Thessaloniki Sets Sights on Becoming Waterway Hub

The northern port city of Thessaloniki aims to boost its connection with the rest of mainland Greece and the islands by offering seaplane services next summer after submitting its application to the transport ministry this week for the creation of a metropolitan waterway.

Patmos Port Authority Says ‘No’ to Hydroplanes

The Patmos Port Authority is blocking the creation of a hydroplane waterway on the island, which was currently in the last stage of the licensing procedure and expected to start operations in the summer of 2016.

Skyros Moves Closer to Getting a Waterway for Seaplane Flights

A ministerial decision concerning the environmental requirements for the construction and operation of the first waterway in the Aegean, at Linaria Port on the island of Skyros, has been signed.

No Seaplane Flights in Greece This Summer

Seaplanes will not operate in Greece this year as the country lacks a waterways network, the president of Hellenic Seaplanes Nikolas Charalambous announced during a recent meeting in Athens with Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications Christos Spirtzis.

Greece Assets Agency Eyes Agios Kosmas as Waterway Hub

The country’s privatization fund, known as TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund), is examining the creation of a metropolitan waterway at Agios Kosmas, southern Attica, in efforts to boost tourism to the Greek capital, Attica’s coasts and island seaside towns.

Hellenic Seaplanes Includes Greek Islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses in Waterway Network

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the ports of North Aegean islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses.

Hellenic Seaplanes, University of Piraeus Join Forces

A strategic alliance was concluded between the University of Piraeus and Hellenic Seaplanes last week, with the aim of providing the knowhow to the future executives of the waterway sector.

Hellenic Seaplanes National Champion At European Business Awards

Hellenic Seaplanes will represent Greece in this year’s European Business Awards (EBA) as one of the country’s leading companies.

Hellenic Seaplanes Named National Champion In The European Business Awards 2014/15

Hellenic Seaplanes has been selected as a National Champion representing Greece in the 2014/15 European Business Awards (EBA), a prestigious and independent awards competition, sponsored by RSM International.

First Waterway Of Cyclades Island Group To Be Constructed On Tinos

Tinos in Greece is expected to be one of the first of the Cyclades island group to welcome seaplanes, as waterway facilities are on their way towards construction at the island's port.

Seaplane Flights In Greece Expected To Launch In May 2015

Hellenic Seaplanes will launch their first seaplane flights in Greece as of May 2015, the Greek company's vice president and general manager, Mihalis Asariotis, recently revealed.

Skyros, Greece: Construction Of Waterway For Seaplane Flights To Begin

The Greek island of Skyros looks like it will be the first of the Sporades islands to benefit from seaplane services, as the license for the construction of a waterway at Linaria Port has been granted.

Hellenic Seaplanes Plans To Create Waterways In Greek Lakes

Hellenic Seaplanes has announced its intention to add lakes to its planned waterway network that will connect mainland Greece with several Greek islands.

Hellenic Seaplanes In Talks To Acquire Seastar CD2 Amphibious Aircraft

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is on the brink of sealing a deal worth millions of euros to acquire four seaplanes from German aircraft developer Dornier Seawings.

Slow-Moving Licensing Process May Stall Construction Of Waterways In Greece This Year

Although Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is ready to begin constructing waterways in ports in Greece, the slow-moving process to obtain a license for their construction may put plans on hold for the 2014 tourism season.

Ministries Pave The Way For Seaplanes To Service Greece

The Greek ministries of Transport and Merchant Marine are moving full speed ahead to finalize details relating to the creation of waterways for seaplane flights in Greece.