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Loutraki Conference Underlines Importance of Waterway Network for Greece

The importance of seaplanes for travel in Greece topped the agenda of the first conference on waterways held in Loutraki recently.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Minoan Lines Named a ‘True Leader’ in Sea Transport

Greek passenger shipping company Minoan Lines was honored with the prestigious “True Leader” title in sea transport by credit rating agency ICAP Group.

Sabre Appoints Andreas Syrigos as Regional Director for Nordics, Greece and Cyprus

Sabre has announced that Andreas Syrigos will take an expanded role to lead its Travel Network business in the Nordics, having already achieved tremendous growth during his leadership of Greece and Cyprus.

Lefkada, Meganissi Waterways Documentation Submitted

Waterways company Water Airports SA has submitted to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

Call of Interest Next Step for Patra Waterway

The highly anticipated waterway project in the Peloponnese city of Patra is set to move into the next phase with a call for interest expected to be announced this month.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

Petrichor Capital to Back Hellenic Seaplanes Waterways Project

Hellenic Seaplanes has secured 250 million euros in financial backing from Petrichor Capital Partners to develop a waterway network in Greece.

Corfu Welcomes First Seaplane Test Run

A 10-seater Quest Kodiak seaplane landed on Corfu recently during a series of test runs ahead of the highly-anticipated official opening of the island’s waterway.

Skyros Port Fund Raises Questions Over Waterway Delays

The Skyros Port Fund is calling on the government to assign the long-delayed waterway projects to the shipping, tourism and transport ministries.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

EU Prepares to Change Ship Passenger Registration Process

A European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism on February 27 will explore ways to modernize the legislation on the registration of persons traveling within the EU.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.
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