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Scoot: Athens-Singapore Route Sees 80,000 Passengers in First Year

Scoot, the low-cost carrier of the Singapore Airlines Group, recently celebrated one year of operations in the Greek market during a special event held at Athens Airport.

Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Ryanair’s New Baggage Policy to Take Effect on January 15

Ryanair’s new baggage policy will come into effect on January 15, and aims to speed up the boarding process and eliminate flight delays.

Ryanair Eyes Alitalia, Says it Made ‘Non-binding Offer’

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has made "a non-binding offer" for Italian airline Alitalia, the company said on Monday.

Scoot’s New Moussaka-inspired Jet to Fly Athens-Singapore in June

Singapore Airlines-owned low-cost carrier Scoot is welcoming four new aircraft to its fleet, including a Boeing 787-8 named “Mous-Scoot-Ka”, inspired by popular Greek dish moussaka.

Scoot Launches Promo Fares for Athens, Greece

Ahead of the official launch of Singapore Airlines-owned low-cost carrier Scoot’s flights to Europe next June, the company has announced that it is offering special promotional fares for its flights from Athens.

Singapore’s Scoot Comes to Europe: Athens 1st Stop

Singapore Airlines-owned low-cost carrier Scoot will be flying to Europe next June with Athens as its first stop, the company announced on Tuesday.

Tripoli Military Airfield To Operate As Civil Airport In 2015

As of next year the Civil Aviation Authority will have partial use of the military airfield in Tripoli (Peloponnese), Greece, to service passenger traffic, according to a joint ministerial decision signed by the ministers of Defense, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and Infrastructure,...

Over 160 New Airline Routes From Athens, Greece, This Summer

Passenger numbers at Athens International Airport (AIA) are expected to continue to grow significantly during the summer 2014 period as over 160 new weekly flights are scheduled to connect the Greek capital with international destinations.

Summer 2014: Athens To Welcome 150 New Airline Routes

2014 may be considered a "year of recovery" for Athens International Airport (AIA) in terms of passenger traffic since 150 new weekly flights are scheduled to connect the Greek capital with international destinations.
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Travelport Universal API Launches In Asia

Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, recently announced the launch of its ground-breaking Travelport Universal API (Application Programming Interface) to developers in Asia. Now available in over 90 countries,...

Hotel Chamber Holds Discussion On Low Cost Carriers

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels hosted an open discussion recently and gave tourism professionals the chance to analyze opportunities and challenges posed by low cost carriers in Greece.

Plan For No-Frills Airlines To Fly From Tripoli

The possibility of Tripoli’s military airport also operating as a civil airport for low cost carriers was recently approved at the Regional Council of the Peloponnese.
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Greece Shows Determination At ITB 2011

Business deals worth over six billion euros were made at this year’s ITB among 11,163 exhibiting companies and organizations from 188 countries (2010: 11,127 companies from 187 countries) that presented tourism products and the latest travel trends. The travel trade show counted...

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

Greek Tourism 2010 Overview

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently announced that legislation on alternative forms of tourism should be completed this year and expressed his hope that 2011 would be the development year for Greek tourism.

Greek Tourism Expected To Rise In 2011, Deputy Minister

The Greek government places great importance on the tourism sector as it can help the country survive the economic crisis, Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister George Nikitiadis told journalists during his visit last month to the global meetings and events exhibition EIBTM in...

Low-Cost Airlines To Boost Activity In Greece

The Greek Government will cooperate with low-cost airlines and provide every possible facility on a business level, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said in a recent meeting with 18 representatives of international low-cost airlines.

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...
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