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Athens Airport Receives ‘Fast Travel Gold Award’ by IATA

Athens Airport was awarded the “Fast Travel Gold Status” by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for adopting IATA's "Fast Travel" projects.

IATA: Air Travel Marks Fastest First-half Growth in 12 Years

Demand for travel is back on track, according to IATA, as demand in June increased by 7.8% against the same period last year.

Athens Int’l Airport Bolsters Handling Capacity 

Athens International Airport (AIA) has boosted its handling capacity to 26 million passengers following an ongoing upgrade budgeted at 35 million euros.

E-device Ban on US-Bound Flights Easing Off

A US ban prohibiting any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on inbound flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports appears to be easing off.

State Dept. Reinstates Visas, Reverses Trump Travel Ban ‘For Now’

The State Department has reinstated approximately 60,000 visas which were "provisionally revoked" from foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries.

IATA Says Travel Demand on the Rise, Urges Gov’ts to Foster Growth

Demand for air travel grew by 6.3 percent in 2016, according to data announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

EU Citizens Unaffected by Trump Muslim Travel Ban, IATA Calls for ‘Clarity’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban nationals from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia - for 90 days from traveling to the United States, does not affect EU citizens even if they hold dual citizenship in one of the listed countries.

IATA Chief Reveals Vision for Enhanced Air Travel

More efficient and less intrusive security checks, enriched air travel shopping options, a single order record to include all reference numbers for the trip, accurate real-time information and single identity verification are just some of the International Air Transport...

Commission Defends Passenger Rights, IATA Nods to Clarity

The European Commission is calling for a stricter enforcement of rules so that passenger rights are respected, laying out the details in its new guidelines published this week.

CAPA Summit: New Era of Travel Means Unbundling

One could safely say that unbundling was the focus of last week’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit.

CAPA Summit 2016: Getting the Customer’s Attention and Keeping It

Google, Ryanair and Uber were the perhaps the three words that dominated the sessions of this year’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin last week, where the world’s top industry players got together to discuss challenges and offer solutions.

Brazil’s GOL Joins BSP in Greece, Appoints Discover the World as GSA

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3), the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announced it has joined Greece’s BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) booking system.

Airlines Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily Via Greek Travel Agents

A number of international airlines have announced that they are temporarily withdrawing the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece due to the political instability and financial situation in the country.

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.

IATA: What would a ‘Grexit’ Mean for the Eurozone Air Passenger Market?

In its latest research report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) looks into Greece's possible exit from the Eurozone and examines the potential impact of a "Grexit" on the region’s air passenger market.

IATA: Demand For Air Travel Picks-up In August

International passenger traffic rose 6.7 percent in August, with all regions showing growth over the previous year, according to the global passenger traffic results for August released recently by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Greek Travel Agents Discuss Major Issues At PETAGA Meeting

The top issues the travel agency industry addressed in 2013 were analyzed in detail at the recent annual general meeting in Athens of the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA).

Aviation News Honors Best In Greek Aviation

Aviation News website honored the best companies and personalities in the Greek aviation field last month at the Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel.

UNWTO To Advance Common Agenda On Visa

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, last month called on the tourism sector to unite around the issue of travel facilitation as a means to stimulate demand and, as a result, create jobs.

IATA: Uncertainty Prevails In Airline Industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last month released the international scheduled IATA, which showed a passenger demand decline of 2.9 percent compared with the same month in 2008 while freight demand was down 11.3 percent. The international passenger load...