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Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Breaks Record in 2015

Athens International Airport is counting its blessings with more than 18.1 million travelers going through its gates in 2015.

Greece’s International Tourist Arrivals by Air Increase in Jan-Nov

International tourist arrivals to Greece by air continued to show an upward trend during the first 11 months of the year, InSETE’s latest report revealed on Monday.

Holiday Events, Swing Music and More @ Athens Airport

Elves, wind-up toys, traditional Christmas melodies and swing music await visitors and passengers at Athens International Airport on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Ryanair Adds Five New Routes from Athens

Ryanair next year will launch five new routes from Athens in late-March and also increase flight frequency on three domestic routes.

New Athens Campaign Invites All to ‘Speak Athenian’ and ‘Be an Athenian’

"Hipstorical", "Philosofa", "Theatricult", "Bistrocracy"... An exciting new "vocabulary" has arrived to fire the imagination of travellers to Athens and teach them to talk ... Athenian!

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.

Athens: Hotel Occupancy Rates Decline Despite Rising Visitor Arrivals

Hotels in Athens suffered the effects of falling demand during the three-month period of September-November despite a rise in visitors to the Greek capital, according to the Athens-Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association.

The Digital Gate: Athens Airport Awards Greek Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Athens International Airport (AIA) last week awarded the best innovative proposals and applications for new digital services and business activities that could function in a real airport environment.

Athens Airport: Passenger Numbers Up 15.9% in November

Passengers at Athens International Airport (AIA) in November reached 1.2 million, corresponding to an increase of 15.9 percent compared to prior-year levels.

Athens Airport Hosts Third ACES Event for Aviation Family

More than 140 top executives from air transport, the financial sector and the tourism industry attended the 3rd Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium (ACES – Athens) last week, an Athens International Airport (AIA) initiative hosted in the Greek capital annually.

‘Speak AΘenian. Be an AΘenian’: New Campaign for Athens Coming Soon

A new campaign that will promote Athens internationally in 2016 will launch soon.

Balkan Swing Rhythms at Athens Airport this Friday

On Friday, November 20, the "Musicport" of Athens International Airport (AIA) will feature the nine-member music group Melios Balkana Mama and "swing" travellers and visitors "off their feet" with Balkan Swing rhythms.

Athens Airport Among Top Europe Performers in September

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the Top 5 European facilities demonstrating the highest growth in September, according to a monthly traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

Athens Airport Sees 10% Rise in October 2015 Passenger Traffic

Passengers at Athens International Airport (AIA) in October reached 1.58 million, corresponding to an increase of 10.2 percent compared to prior-year levels.

More than Just a City or a Break: This is the Athens World!

Over 7,000 wristbands, 400 photo posts and dozens of bloggers from six countries brought Athens to the world on United Nations’ World Cities Day on October 31.

Join the Fun! Athens Celebrates on October 31!

On October 31, World Cities Day, Athens will turn into one big party zone to celebrate the Athenian spirit with the rest of the globe.

United Airlines to Fly Direct New York/Newark to Athens in 2016

United Airlines has announced a new route between New York/Newark and Athens with direct flights on a daily basis, starting on May 25, 2016, subject to government approval.

Athens Airport Invites All to its ‘Final Destination’

The Athens International Airport (AIA) is hosting a new group exhibition entitled “Final Destination” where the love for the Greek landscape is shown through photographs and video.

Traffic at Athens Int’l Airport Set to Break 20-year Record

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) is about to the break a two-decade record with experts estimating that more than 17 million passengers will have gone through its gates this year.

CAPA Awards: AIA’s Yiannis Paraschis Named ‘Airport Chief Executive of the Year’

Athens International Airport’s (AIA) CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, was honoured with the “CAPA Airport Chief Executive of the Year“ Award on Wednesday at the 2015 World Aviation Summit of CAPA in Helsinki, for his pioneering work at Athens Airport and his overall contribution to the...