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Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Growth Stays Strong in June

Figures for June released by the Athens International Airport (AIA) confirmed continued rise in passenger traffic.

European Airport Industry Comes to Athens for 26th ACI Europe General Assembly

The European airport industry will gather in Athens during June 20-22 for the 26th ACI Europe General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition hosted by Athens International Airport (AIA).

Athens Airport: Six-month Paid Training Positions Available for 100 Young People

Athens International Airport (AIA) has announced the launch of the "Airport Praxis 2", a training programme that will offer 100 young people, between the ages of 19 to 29, the opportunity to work at the airport for a period up to six months.

United Airlines Begins Seasonal Nonstop Service Between Athens and New York

United Airlines on Thursday began nonstop flights between Athens and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport.

Athens Airport Invites All for a Game of ‘Snakes and Ladders’!

The “Fly me to the Moon” programme, Athens International Airport’s cultural journey of concerts, performances and happenings, is continuing with the famous song’s second verse: “Let me play” ... “Snakes and Ladders” at the airport before taking off!

Athens Airport Reports Record Passenger Numbers for January-April

During the first four months of the year, the passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached the record levels of 4.92 million, equaling with an increase of 11 percent compared to 2015.

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.

‘Tourism Awards 2016’ Spotlight Shines on Greece’s Best Practices

The best practices of Greek companies and organizations in all sectors of travel, hospitality and leisure and initiatives that encourage innovation and the quality of Greek tourism were rewarded on Wednesday, April 6, at the glitzy awards ceremony of the Tourism Awards 2016.

Lights Out in Athens Airport for Earth Hour 2016

For the eighth year in a row, Athens International Airport (AIA) joins the WWF’s global initiative "Earth Hour" on Saturday, March 19.

Record February for Athens International Airport

In February, Athens International Airport (AIA) reached its all-time high as its passenger traffic exceeded the 1 million mark for the first time for the specific month.

Athens Airport Concession Deal Talks Kick Off

The board of the Athens International Airport (AIA) decided last week to launch negotiations for the 20-year extension of the concession contract for the management of the country's largest airport.

Weekly Update: GTP’s New Partners

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is happy to announce the start of cooperation with new clients Polis Grand Hotel, Filira Guesthouse, Villa Yianna Apartments and Athens Tours Greece that have tapped into its Travel Business Network to receive effective and efficient promotion.

Ryanair Further Spreads its Wings in Athens

The Athens winter 2016 schedule sees a sixth Ryanair aircraft based in Athens, the opening of six new routes and an increase of frequency on two further routes.

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.

‘Drops of Breath’ Underwater Dance Performance on Display at Athens Airport

"Drops of Breath", the world’s first underwater dance performance that took place under the ancient Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, Attica, last September, is the theme of the new exhibition that recently opened at the Art and Environment Exhibition Area in Athens...

Greek Travel Agents Eye Iranian Market

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) have set eyes on the Iranian market and announced that they will strongly engage in the coming period to attract travelers from Iran...

Athens Airport Sets January Record for Passenger Numbers

It's been the busiest January in the history of the Athens International Airport (AIA) with over one million passengers in the first month of the year.

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.

Greece Eyes Tourism Ties with Iran

The Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) Dimitris Tryfonopoulos will lead a delegation of representatives from Greece's tourism sector to Tehran, Iran, on January 28-29 to strengthen ties and explore potential partnership opportunities.

Greek Freight Transport Examined at Day Event

Reliable and economical international freight transport was the focus of a day event held last month by the Supply Chain Institute with over 100 professionals from the trade, airline and customs sectors in attendance.