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Peter Bellew Returns to Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer

Ryanair’s former director of flight operations Peter Bellew, as of December 1, 2017, will return to the company as chief operations officer.

Lufthansa – Air Berlin Deal Raises Concerns

Lufthansa was to officially confirm that it had inked a deal for parts of Air Berlin, raising in the meantime concerns by the International Airlines Group.

Ryanair to Launch 23 New Routes from Greece in Summer 2018

Ryanair has announced that it will launch 23 new routes from Greece to European destinations for the 2018 summer season.

Chania Tourism Pros Call for Crisis Management Plan in Time of Disruptions

Tourism professionals in Chania, Crete, are calling for a crisis management plan to take effect when incidents impacting tourism occur.

Ryanair Cancels More Flights, Greece also Affected

Destinations in Greece will be affected by Ryanair's decision to cancel more flights this winter, affecting the travel plans of some 400,000 passengers.

AIA Introduces Online ‘Ticket Offers’ Service

In efforts to improve travel experience, the Athens International Airport (AIA) launched a new “Ticket Offers” service via its official website.

Ryanair Launches Two New Routes from Thessaloniki to Barcelona and Porto

Ryanair has announced the launch of two new routes from Thessaloniki to Barcelona and Porto, connecting via Milan Bergamo Airport.

Ryanair Eyes Alitalia, Says it Made ‘Non-binding Offer’

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has made "a non-binding offer" for Italian airline Alitalia, the company said on Monday.

Three Airlines, Two Operators Handling Bulk of Tourists to Greece

Two tour operators and three airlines handle the bulk of travelers interested in Greece this summer, according to the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority.

Ryanair Connects Athens to 17 Destinations via Milan and Rome

Ryanair is launching a new air service from Athens to Bergamo Airport, Milan, offering its passengers an expanded route choice to Italy and Spain.

Ryanair: Fare Discounts, Travel Offers for Erasmus Students

Ryanair has become the exclusive partner of the EU Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students huge savings, with fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers.

Ryanair Celebrates Carrying 7 Million Passengers to and from Athens

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on April 20 celebrated carrying 7 million passengers to and from Athens International Airport (AIA).

Ryanair Urges UK to Secure Flying Rights with EU Ahead of Brexit

Ryanair has called on the UK government to put aviation at the forefront of its negotiations with the EU and provide a coherent post-Brexit plan.

Brexit Set to Move Major Airlines out of UK and into Europe

Airlines headquartered in the UK will have to set up shop in the EU and sell off shares to European nationals if they wish to continue running major routes across Europe following Brexit, EU officials said.

Ryanair Announces New Winter Route from Athens to Poznan

Irish carrier Ryanair has announced a new winter route from Athens to Poznan, starting in October, with two weekly frequencies.

Ryanair Launches Winter Plan, Four New Thessaloniki Flights

Ryanair announced the launch of its 2017 Thessaloniki winter schedule which includes four new routes to Bratislava, Eindhoven, Memmingen and Naples.

Ryanair Cuts Athens Traffic for Winter 2017

Ryanair will reduce its Athens traffic by 22 percent this winter, following continued runway delays at Thessaloniki's airport.

Ryanair and Athens Airport Support ‘The Smile of the Child’ Through Christmas Initiative

Ryanair and Athens International Airport recently celebrated the "Your Wishes Fly" Christmas initiative in support of "The Smile of the Child" organization.

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.

Christmas Comes Early for Romanian Children with Ryanair

Ryanair held its first ever Santa flight in Romania, flying 150 children from Craiova to Bucharest, onboard a specially chartered Boeing 737-800 aircraft.