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Mediterranean Travel Fair Spotlights Greece

The Mediterranean Travel Fair, MTF, held in Cairo, proved a success. Some 1,200 senior buyers were invited to attend and meet with a host of suppliers during the three day show held in 'The Cairo International Conference Center'. The first two days were reserved for buyers and...

New Onephone Service From Olympic Airways

Olympic Airways has established a new phone line for nationwide reservations through the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization's onephone service.

State To Cover Olympic Airways Debts

The government is willing to meet Olympic Airways' debts despite the anticipated reaction from the European Union, said Transport Minister Christos Verelis in a recent interview with the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea.

ABTA Holds 50th Anniversary Convention On Kos

The Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) holds its annual convention this month on the island of Kos. This is the second time the association selected Greece to host the event. In 1976, Athens hosted the event.

Tourism Arrivals Up Over Last Year

Arrivals to Greece during the first half of this year proved to be on a scale expected by local analysts. Arrivals to the Dodecanese resort island of Rodos, from Athens, rose by 32% to 277,308 in the first six months of the year, compared with 1999, the Civil Aviation Authority...

Η αλαζονεία της αερομεταφοράς

Το 1944 η δημιουργία της ΙΑΤΑ εξυπηρέτησε την ανάπτυξη και μεγέθυνση των διεθνών αερομεταφορών με εφαρμογές (κανονισμούς) εναρμονισμένων πρακτικών, αλλά και ανοχή μονοπωλιακών και καταχρηστικών ενεργειών των αερομεταφορών, το δε 1957 η Συνθήκη της Ρώμης (σύσταση...

Olympic’s Fares Increase By As Much As 54%

Recent increases in the price of petrol pushed the world's airlines into 10-15% increases in winter fares, but Olympic Airways seems to have gotten carried away and increased at least one of its winter fares - first-class one-way Athens-New York - by 54%.

Aegean Airlines To Buy Out Rival Olympic Air

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines and Marfin Investment Group (MIG) reached an agreement today, Monday, 23 October, on the 100 percent sale of Olympic Air to Aegean.

Olympic Airways Speeds Up Privatization And Gets Funds For Spata Move

Olympic Airways will relocate to the new airport at Spata come March next year following approval from the European Commission for the diversion of funds intended for plane purchases.

Tourism Industry Unhappy With State Tourism Policies

Spiros Kokotos, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), called the tourism press corps together last month to reiterate industry complaints that the government was not doing its best to confront tourism problems.

Handling Companies Head for New Athens Airport

Olympic Airways was selected to supply ground, cargo and fuel into-plane handling services as the new Athens International Airport at Spata.

Travel Trade Calls Emergency Session To Confront Commission Cuts

Greece's travel trade associations got together last month ans called emergency general assembly of all travel associations to consider stop selling domestic airline tickets after local carriers cut agency commission down to 6.94% from 9%.

Ground Handling Services To Open In Greek Airports

A draft bill that sees the full and final opening of ground handling services at Greece’s 34 regional airports is under preparation, Infra­struc­ture, Transports and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas announced at a recent press conference.

Athens Airways Ousted From State-Subsidized Program

Athens Airways was recently declared in default by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and was annulled from serving the nine state subsidized air route destinations it had undertaken in April. The routes are now assigned to Olympic Air and Sky Express.

Aegean Airlines: Acquisition of Olympic Air Is Necessary

If competition authorities give the green light for Aegean Airlines to acquire Olympic Air from Marfin Investment Group (MIG), the deal could be completed within the next five to seven months, Aegean Airlines vice president, Eftichios Vassilakis, said today, 25 October, during a...

Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines Agreement Under Investigation

The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation last month into the planned Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines merger as its initial inquiry into the deal showed it could raise “serious competition concerns.”

Dept Hanging Over Olympic Airlines Reduced

Olympic Airlines SA will not have to repay an amount of illegal state aid back to Greek state coffers as a European Commission’s decision was overturned last month by the European Union’s General Court.

Olympic Air-Aegean Airlines Merger Hit Obstacles

The European Commission will decide whether or not to approve the merger between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines on 12 January 2011, according to European Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia. The merger was expected to receive approval by 7 December 2010.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

European Commission Skeptical On Major Airline Merger

The European Commission may reject the merger plan between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines due to competition concerns, press reports said last month.