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Lufthansa Resumes Flights to Crete After 10-year Break

Germany's Lufthansa on Saturday resumed direct flights between Munich and Heraklion, Crete, a decade since they were stopped.

Lufthansa to Offer New Helicopter Service from Munich

Lufthansa customers will be able to reach the ski slopes even faster this winter as a new helicopter service from Munich will commence on 1 January 2015.

Athens, Greece, Showcased In 18 International Airports

The Athens International Airport (AIA) is inviting foreigners to feel like citizens of the Greek capital through a campaign it launched six months ago in 18 international airports that have annual passenger traffic of some 170 million.

Lufthansa To Launch Four New Routes For Summer 2014

This year, German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to further expand its service to America and increase its dense European network with the addition of daily flights to Valencia.
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Airberlin Announces Summer 2013 Schedule For Greece

Airberlin announced its summer 2013 schedule that includes direct flights to and from Thessaloniki and 16 more Greek cities, during a recent presentation held in Athens.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.
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Lufthansa Increases Flights To Athens, Launches 2013 Summer Schedule

Lufthansa will now fly directly to Athens six times per day from its main hubs Frankfurt and Munich, according to an announcement. The airline also launched its summer schedule.
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Etihad And Garuda Indonesia Offer More Codeshare Flights And New Destinations

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.
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Lufthansa Presents North American Route Network

Lufthansa recently briefed Greek travel agents on the Group’s extensive network of products and services in North America at a special event held at the Hard Rock Café in Athens.

Thessaloniki-Munich Air Connection Coming Soon

Berlin-based Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH will begin its winter service between Thessaloniki, Greece, and Munich, Germany, as of this weekend, according to German tourism office Deskas Reisen GbR.

Beijing Resumes Flights To Athens

Air China launched a new route between Beijing and Athens via Munich on 18 May in an attempt to strengthen ties on tourism and business.

GNTO Closes Offices Abroad, Restructures Services

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) offices abroad in their current form have increased costs and produced a poor outcome, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month in Parliament.

EU Agrees to Olympic Airlines’ Privatization

The European Union last month gave its consent to Greece's plan to privatize the Greek carrier Olympic Airlines next year, but said the airline must pay back 850 million euros in illegal state aid it received between 2005-2007.

Egypt Air and Lufthansa Unite With Code-Share Agreement

Lufthansa and Egypt Air recently signed a code-share contract in a move to cooperate more closely in the future. Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa, Wolfgang Mayrhuber, and chairman of Egypt Air, Eng. Atef Abd El Hamid, signed the contract that marked the start of the partnership.

Lufthansa Welcomes New General Manager

Paulo Yoshikawa is Lufthansa's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese-Brazilian national began his career with Lufthansa in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1975 and has been with the German carrier ever since. Before coming to Athens, Mr. Yoshikawa was based in Madrid,...

Tourists Complain of Price Gouging

The Greek consumer group INKA announced last month that it received 7,100 complaints from tourists between the start of the year and the end of June. Most complained of excessive charges for poor-quality services.

Another Increase in Air Traffic

Athens International Airport's spring timetable offers 836 weekly scheduled flights - 47 more compared to the respective period in 2005 (+6% growth on a year-to-year basis) - operated by 56 airlines, connecting AIA to 68 international destinations in 47 countries.

Mount Grammos Vies for “Europe’s Most Beautiful” Title

Mount Grammos, known in Greece as one of the bloodiest battlefields of the 1946-49 Civil War, places its natural beauty against the more tranquil Danube River for the 2007-2008 title as the most beautiful nature spot in Europe in the EU-sponsored Landscape of the Year contest.

Lufthansa Buys Out Swiss

The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the board of directors of Swiss International Air Lines AG late last month approved the business model jointly developed by both companies for the takeover and integration of Swiss into the Lufthansa Group.

Greek 60 Million-euro Tourism Promotion Campaign Well Underway

Greece's tourism promotion campaign steams ahead in both Europe and the USA. The first phase of the 60-million-euro campaign has been completed and the second phase is now in full force.