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Bids for Privatization of 14 Greek Airports to Open

The binding offers for the right to manage and operate 14 Greek regional airports will be opened next week.

Fraport AG-Slentel Consortium Named Preferred Bidder for Greek Regional Airports Tender

Greek state privatization fund TAIPED has selected the Fraport AG-Slentel consortium as its preferred bidder in the tender procedure for the right to manage and operate 14 Greek regional airports.

Aegean Launches New Airport Services in Athens, Thessaloniki and Larnaca

In an aim to upgrade the travel experience, Greek carrier Aegean Airlines inaugurated two new amenities at the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Larnaca this month.

Greek Carrier Ellinair Distributes Flights via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform

Travelport on Thursday announced a new agreement with Greek carrier Ellinair through which the airline will now distribute its flights via the Travelport Travel Commerce Platform.

SkyGreece Launches Thessaloniki-Toronto Route

Skygreece Airlines held a ceremony at Thessaloniki International Airport on Thursday to mark its inaugural flight from Thessaloniki to Toronto via Budapest.

Charter Flights to Greece’s Regional Airports Drop Slightly

The number of charter flights to six regional airports in Greece, has dropped by 2 percent, according to a Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) report released last week.

Turkish Airlines Still Issues Tickets Through Athens, Thessaloniki Offices

Turkish Airlines said that it is continuing to issue tickets from its central offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, despite having been forced due to the current economic situation in Greece, to temporarily withdraw BSP ticketing authority for all Greek travel agents.

Greek Travel Agents See More Airlines Reacting to Country’s Financial Situation

More international airlines are reacting to the political instability and financial situation in Greece.

Tourist Arrivals to Greece Up by 45.6% in Q1

The number of international tourist arrivals to Greece, in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 45.6 percent according to a report released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

German Fraport Takes Over Operations of 14 Regional Airports in Greece

German transport company Fraport will take over the management of the Greek regional airports located in Thessaloniki, Corfu, Chania, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Aktion, Kavala, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Mytilini, Mykonos, Santorini and Skiathos.

Germany’s Fraport Expects Airport Deal with Greece to be Completed in Q4 2016

Greece's airport deal with Frankfurt-based Fraport is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the transport company's CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Greek Airports Deal to Go Down in Black and White

The privatization agreement between the government and German contractor Fraport-Slentel for the management of 14 regional airports in Greece is set to be finalized in 10 days.

Turkish Airlines: Passenger Traffic Increase of 25% to Athens and Thessaloniki Airports in 2015

Turkish Airlines last year recorded a significant annual increase of 25 percent in passenger traffic for both international airports in Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.

Ellinair Welcomes New Airbus A319 to Fleet

Greek carrier Ellinair, member of Mouzenidis Group, last week added a second Airbus A319 to its service.

Greece’s Airports Welcome 1.8 Million Passengers in January

A total of 1.8 million passengers passed through Greek airports last month, up 11.5 percent compared to the same month in 2015, according to data released on Tuesday by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Assets Fund Says Airports Deal to Boost Greek Coffers by €14bn

State coffers are set to get a much-needed boost to the tune of 14 billion euros following the privatization of 14 regional airports late last year, the Greek assets fund said on Monday.

Ellinair Reinstates Flights from Athens to Thessaloniki, Heraklion

Greek carrier Ellinair will be reinstating its flights between Athens and Thessaloniki as of March 22.

Greece’s Airports See 16.9% Increase in Travel during First Quarter of 2016

A total of 5.7 million passengers passed through Greek airports during the first three months of the year, up 16.9 percent compared to the same period in 2015, which had handled 4.9 million passengers, according to data released on Tuesday by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Fraport Presents New Charges System at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport

Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport, to manage 14 regional airports across Greece, recently presented a new airport charges system at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport, which it said will become the company’s flagship.

Ryanair Launches New Route from Thessaloniki to Naples

Ryanair recently launched a new service connecting Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport with Naples, Italy, twice a week for the winter season.