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Plan for Privatization of All Greek Airports

The interministerial committee for denationalization last month gave the 'green light' for the utilization of regional airports by private investors.

Thessaloniki Displays Poor Transport System

Thessaloniki presents a significant setback in air transport and shipping, according to a research study conducted recently by the Professional Chamber of Thessaloniki.

Foreign Arrivals To Greece Drop

International arrivals at major airports of Greece for the first five months of 2009 showed a decrease of 8.85 percent over the same period of 2008, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently announced.

British Airways Celebrates 75th Year in Greece

British Airways recently celebrated its 75th year in the Greek airline industry with the Athens-London flight, and the connection of Thessaloniki in 2005 to the British capital.

Research Institute Says Greek Tourism Rebound Mild at Best

As government boasts that arrivals this year will surpass last year's numbers by more than 10%, a report from the country's Institute for Tourism Research says we'll be fortunate to see a 7% increase in arrivals.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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