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Eva Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777 Freighter

Eva Air recently had its first Boeing 777 freighter aircraft delivered, which will serve the airline's destinations in Asia and North America.

Icelandair Launches New Service to Dublin in 2018

Iceland-based carrier Icelandair announced the launch of a new year-round service to Dublin, Ireland, from its hub in Keflavik, starting in May 2018.

Delta to Add Second Daily Athens-New York Service in June 2017

Delta Air Lines will launch a second daily Athens-New York service from June 2, meeting the travel demand between Greece and the United States during the peak summer months.

SkyGreece Airlines Temporarily Ceases Operations

SkyGreece Airlines announced on Friday that it must temporarily cease all operations.

SkyGreece Connects the Greek Diaspora of North America to Homeland

The Greek diaspora of New York will finally get its wish for a direct connection to Athens as SkyGreece Airlines officially announced that its first direct Athens - New York route will launch on June 19.
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Greece Aims To Attract More Tourists From the U.S.

Making Greece an attractive destination for Americans is one of the main priorities of the Greek Tourism Ministry, the U.S. media was informed recently by the country’s Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
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Benaki Museum To Expand Message Of Hellenism Beyond Borders

The Benaki Museum announced it will launch a major development campaign in North America to reach beyond the borders of Greece and increase awareness by sharing the richness and vision of the institution with millions of North Americans.

Qatar Airways Among Top Three At Skytrax Awards

“To be considered among the top three airlines in the world is a huge achievement for Qatar Airways and takes us a step closer of being recognized at the best airline in the world,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said.

Economic Crisis Affects Business Travel

The expectations of business travelers are in a turnaround as the economic pressure has made them care less about luxury and more about the basics a hotel delivers, a recent survey said.

Sabre Survey Shows Evolution of Low-Cost Carriers

A recent study by Sabre Airline Solutions revealed a new breed of "hybrid" carrier is quickly overtaking traditional low-cost carriers and that more passengers travel on this "hybrid" carrier than on traditional low-cost carriers.

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...

IATA Predicts Traffic Growth Set to Slow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released full-year traffic results for 2007. The results show international passenger traffic demand grew 7.4 percent for the year 2007 that is a considerable increase from the 5.9 percent increase recorded in 2006. In...

Record for Cruises in 2008

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced 2008 would be a record year for the cruise industry with their members carrying some 12.8 million passengers, of which 10.5 million are from North America and 2.3 million from other markets.

World Travel Market 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 proved a great success and "broke all records," according to the organizer, who recently revealed un-audited figures. WTM is a four-day travel industry event held in London annually, which brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of...

SETE Outlook Optimistic for Tourism in 2008

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises recently held its sixth conference entitled "The dynamics of changes in world tourism; how do they effect us? What is our reaction?"

World Travel Trends 2007 for WTM by Euromonitor

World Travel Market is a four-day travel industry event (November 12-15, London) that brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of the industry. A record breaking 46,945 travel industry professionals participated at WTM 2006 representing 202 countries and regions.

Qatar Launches New First-time Routes

Aviation and tourism officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month praised the latest expansion moves by Qatar Airways, which includes the addition of a new link between Malaysia's capital and the tropical Indonesian island of Bali.

Continental Airlines Opens Athens Route

Continental Airlines, the world's fifth largest airline, last month announced it would launch daily nonstop flights between New York/Newark and Athens effective June 7, 2007 (eastbound), subject to government approval.

Valef Yachts Opens New Office in Piraeus

Valef Yachts recently announced the opening of its Greek offices at Marina Zeas in Piraeus. The office is under the competent management of the founder's two daughters, Kassandra and Alexandra Lefakinis.

Direct Flights from Athens to Montreal and Toronto

Air Transat is now offering direct flights from Athens to Montreal and Toronto once or twice a week (Monday and Friday) from May to November 6, 2006.