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Air France, KLM and Delta Airlines: New Telephone Numbers, Working Hours in Greece

Air France, KLM and Delta Airlines have announced that they are changing their telephone numbers in Greece.

KLM Holds First Wine-tasting Event at a 10-km Altitude

A unique wine-tasting event, led by viticulturist Thérèse Boer, took place recently on board flight KL605 from Amsterdam to San Francisco.

KLM: Book And Win A Wonderful Gift

Every 200th Booker wins! KLM has a wonderful gift for you!

Air France, KLM Launch Contest For Travel Agents

Air France and KLM are giving all IATA accredited travel agents in Greece the opportunity to take part in a major contest and win three great prizes.

KLM Allows Portable Electronic Devices To Be Used On Board

As of 1 April, KLM will allow the use of portable electronic devices (PED) during all phases of the flight, according to an announcement.

Air France Launches Flights To Panama

Air France has launched a regular flight to Panama City this winter, with three weekly frequencies on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and is therefore extending its network to Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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KLM Launces Scheduled Services To Santiago deChile

KLM will expand its long-haul services next year to South –America, as it will launch a new scheduled service to Santiago, the capital of Chile.
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Jet2 and Norwegian Are Latest Entries In Travelport’s Merchandising Platform

Travelport recently announced that European low cost carriers, Jet2.com and Norwegian, are the latest participants in the aggregated shopping component of its recently launched Travelport Merchandising Platform.
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Travelport Unveils New Merchandising Platform

Travelport has introduced the Travelport Merchandising Platform that transforms the way airlines deliver their products and the way that those products are displayed to travel agents.

Olympic Air and KLM Sign Code Share Agreement

Olympic Air and KLM signed a code share agreement last month that entitled the airlines to market flights between Amsterdam and Athens for connecting traffic under each other’s flight numbers.

Olympic Goes Through Revamp Process

Olympic Airline's owners, Marfin Investment Group (MIG), announced the designers of the carrier's new cabin crew uniforms last month.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

SkyTeam Welcomes Aeroflot As Tenth Member

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aeroflot as its tenth member and this event was celebrated in Athens at the annual party. Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, offers daily flights to 89 destinations in 47 countries with its fleet of 81 aircraft. The carrier is...

Swissport and Sky Express Sign Service Agreement

Swissport signed a contract to provide ground service for passengers and airplanes with Sky Express, the new Greek airline based in Heraklion, Crete. Sky Express, established in 2005, offers passengers domestic flight service to the Greek islands and has plans to begin...

SkyTeam Cruise for its Top Sellers

Last month, some of the top Greek sellers of SkyTeam alliance airlines' 15,000 daily flights joined with local representatives of the airlines to enjoy a working 3-day cruise with Superfast Ferries. Some two dozen agents took the opportunity to spend time with friends and...

European Single Sky Program Ratified

In a landmark occasion for European air transport, the contract for the definition phase for the Single European Sky Implementation Program was ratified on November 17 by 29 partners in the Air Traffic Alliance, the vice president of the European Commission and the director...

Lufthansa Buys Out Swiss

The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the board of directors of Swiss International Air Lines AG late last month approved the business model jointly developed by both companies for the takeover and integration of Swiss into the Lufthansa Group.

Global Tourism Megatrends

Global megatrends that are about to revolution-ize the tourism industry at the dawn of the third millennium were released recently by the director of Tourism Control Intelligence (France and USA), Michael Nowlis. Of the many tendencies foreseen are that the cruise industry will...

SkyTeam Hosts Corporate Accounts in Athens and Travel Agents in Thessaloniki

SkyTeam airline representatives here in Greece arranged two workshops last month - one for major corporate accounts within the Athens area and one for up-market travel agents in Thessaloniki. During both events, representatives of the member airlines explained the many advantages...

Air France-KLM Merger Approved

Competition commissons in both the European Union and America last month approved the proposed merger between Air France and Holland's KLM airlines. With this approval of the carrier's de facto takeover by Air France, KLM's life as an independent airline comes to an end.