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Saudia Airlines Relaunches Connection to Athens

Saudi flag carrier Saudia Airlines launched direct flights between Riyadh and Athens, resuming services to the Greek capital after a period of 11 years.

Lufthansa Celebrates 60 Years of Air Connections in Greece

2019 marks Lufthansa’s 60th year of presence in the Greek market, since May 10, 1959, when the first Lufthansa flight from Germany landed in Greece.

Volotea CEO: ‘Athens Base Launch Most Successful in Our History’

One year after the opening of Volotea's base in Athens, the carrier's CEO referred to it as "the most successful launch" in the airline's history.

Cyprus Airways Celebrates First Year in Athens and 77,000 Passengers

Cyprus Airways celebrated the one-year anniversary of its route from Athens to Larnaca, which flew some 77,000 passengers between the two cities.

Athens Airport Scoops Routes Europe 2019 Marketing Award

Airlines have honored Athens International Airport (AIA) with the Routes Europe 2019 Marketing Award in the over 20 million annual passenger category for its marketing activity over the last 12 months.

American Airlines Ready to Connect Athens with Chicago

American Airlines will offer a new seasonal direct flight from Athens to Chicago, connecting the two cities from May to late September.

Athens Airport Applauds Airlines for their Development in 2018

AEGEAN, Ellinair, Emirates, Scoot, Gulf Air and Royal Jordanian were among the airlines honored at Athens International Airport's annual award ceremony for partners.

Norwegian Launches Direct Athens – New York Flights for Summer 2019

Norwegian has announced direct flights between Athens International Airport (AIA) and New York’s JFK Airport for summer 2019.

Athens International Airport Celebrates Chinese New Year

Athens International Airport will be welcoming Chinese visitors with a series of activities in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Fly for a Child: Athens Airport and Lufthansa Group Join Forces for Children

Athens International Airport (AIA) and the Lufthansa Group airline members are inviting travelers this holiday season to “Fly for a Child” to support the “Together for Children” (Mazi gia to paidi) association.

Volotea: New Flights from Athens to Rhodes, Strasbourg and Dubrovnik in 2019

Spanish airline Volotea has announced the launch of three new routes in 2019 from Athens to Rhodes, Strasbourg and Dubrovnik.

Ryanair Launches New Athens Route to Kyiv

Ryanair has announced a new route from Athens to Kyiv, with a twice-weekly service as of April 2019, as part of its summer schedule.

Turkey’s Uzakrota Travel Summit Goes to Athens

Over 120 Greek and Turkish tourism professionals are expected to attend the Uzakrota Travel Summit, which will be held for the first time in Athens, Greece, on September 28.

United Airlines Nonstop Athens-New York Flights Return for 2018 Season

United Airlines has resumed its nonstop flights between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, for the 2018 season.

Athens Airport Announces 3rd Aviation and Flight Academy for Students

Athens International Airport and the Hellenic American University will hold the 3rd Aviation and Flight Academy for high school students during June 25-July 13.

Egyptair Celebrates 86th Birthday at Athens Airport

Egypt’s national carrier Egyptair turned 86 and celebrated its birthday during a special ceremony held at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Ryanair Celebrates 10 Million Passengers at Athens Airport

Ryanair threw a party in Athens to celebrate carrying 10 million passengers to and from Athens International Airport (AIA) since its first flight in April 2014.

AIA Named ‘Best Airport in Southern Europe’ by Skytrax

Athens International Airport (AIA) has been named “Best Airport in Southern Europe” at the Skytrax 2018 World Airport Awards.

Wizz Air Launches Seven New Routes from Athens

Hungarian carrier Wizz Air has launched operations from Athens, aiming to bring affordable air travel services to Greek customers.

Cyprus Airways Returns to Athens with Flights from Larnaca

The relaunched carrier Cyprus Airways has announced that it will resume flights from Larnaca to Athens International Airport from March 29.