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Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.

Thessaloniki Aiming to Attract Dutch Holidaymakers in 2019

Thessaloniki in northern Greece is winning over all the more Dutch holidaymakers, with forecasts for 2019 indicating an upward trend.

New Terminal at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport Paves Way for Overhaul Works

The expansion and overhaul of the Makedonia Airport in Thessaloniki is set to be completed in two years’ time, says German airport operator Fraport.

Thessaloniki Metro Works Unearth Thousands of Ancient Treasures

More than 300,000 ancient finds have come to light following works on the Thessaloniki metro including a headless statue of Aphrodite and mosaics.

SWOT Partners with Thessaloniki’s Egnatia Hotels

SWOT | Simple Way Of Tourism has entered into a partnership with the Egnatia Palace and the Egnatia Hotel in Thessaloniki.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Team Up with Taxiway to Facilitate Transport of Guests

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association is joining forces with local taxi company Taxiway to make it easier for guests to organize their transport, save time and reduce travel costs.

Fraport Greece Aiming for Direct Flights from Asian, Arab Markets

Riding the momentum of growing tourist flows, Fraport Greece aims to boost direct flights from Asian and Arab markets to Thessaloniki airport.

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.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.

Contractors Eyeing Athens Metro Expansion to be Shortlisted by Year-end

The list of contractors vying for the Athens metro expansion project is set to go public by the end of the year, while construction is expected to begin in 2019.

Regional Greek Airport Hand-over to Fraport Stalls

The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to German transport company Fraport has been delayed with a potential due date set for mid-March.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Thessaloniki Wins Over Brits at WTM London 2016

All the more British tourists are seeking to visit Thessaloniki for its “city break” offerings including cultural, nightlife and culinary options, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.

Greece Aims To Make Central Macedonia An Irresistible Attraction For Tourists

The Region of Central Macedonia can become an irresistible attraction for tourists from around the world once scheduled infrastructure projects are complete, according to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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SAAE: Greece’s Airline Representatives Announce New Board, Agenda

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) has announced its new Board of Directors for a 2-year mandate, following the association’s annual general assembly that took place recently in Athens.

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

Thessaloniki Included On Ryanair’s Route Map

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair will connect Thessaloniki with four European destinations within the framework of its cooperation with the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive Director Ida Buonanno said recently in Thessaloniki.
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