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Cyprus Airways Upgrades Reservations System with Amadeus Altéa Suite

Cyprus Airways has completed the upgrade to its new passenger reservations system, with the Amadeus Altéa Suite, a next-generation airline IT system.

Aerolíneas Argentinas Appoints Discover the World as GSA in Greece, Cyprus

Aerolíneas Argentinas, the national carrier of Argentina, has appointed Discover the World as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece and Cyprus.

Travelport Signs New Agreements, Launches New Portal

Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system providers, recently signed a five-year full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide with Kenya Airways. The agreement enables users to gain access to the airline’s full inventory of...

SkyTeam Celebrates 10 Years Of Valuable Growth

Members of global airline alliance SkyTeam last month welcomed travel agents and tourism professionals at the Athens Hilton Galaxy rooftop bar for the alliance’s 10th anniversary party.

Skyteam Celebrates Ninth Year At Astir Beach

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance that partners 10 members and three associate carriers, celebrated its ninth year with a beach party at Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni.

Sky Team Donates to SOS Children’s Villages

Sky Team aviation alliance (which celebrates its eighth year) together with Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, recently donated 15,000 euros to the international child welfare organization SOS Children's Villages in Greece.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

SkyTeam Awards Online Winners

The SkyTeam airline alliance recently held an event to award the winners of the online e-game "Match the Tails of the 10 SkyTeam Airlines and Win Prizes."

SkyTeam Alliance Honored by Business Traveler

The SkyTeam alliance was officially named the "Best Airline Alliance Program" by Business Traveler magazine's "2007 Reader's Choice Best in Business Travel Survey." Business Traveler readers recognized SkyTeam for the alliance's reliability, high-quality service and extensive network.

Korean Air to Establish New Low Cost Carrier

Korean Air, South Korea's largest carrier, announced it would launch a new low cost carrier within two to three years to compete against the growing legion of budget airlines in the North Asia region.

SkyTeam Welcomes Aeroflot As Tenth Member

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aeroflot as its tenth member and this event was celebrated in Athens at the annual party. Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, offers daily flights to 89 destinations in 47 countries with its fleet of 81 aircraft. The carrier is...

Delta’s New Daily Direct Flight to Atlanta

Last month, Delta began its daily direct flights to Atlanta International Airport in the south-eastern U.S., the airline's most important hub and the largest airport hub in the world. This flight gives passengers countless convenient connections to destinations to more than 200...

TAROM Continues Rapid Expansion in Greece

The national carrier of Romania, TAROM, first began flying to Greece back in 1957. But it wasn't until a few years back that the carrier decided to center on Greece and expand rapidly.

SkyTeam Cruise for its Top Sellers

Last month, some of the top Greek sellers of SkyTeam alliance airlines' 15,000 daily flights joined with local representatives of the airlines to enjoy a working 3-day cruise with Superfast Ferries. Some two dozen agents took the opportunity to spend time with friends and...

Local SkyTeam Members Awarded

Local SkyTeam members were awarded for their comprehensive powerpoint presentation created for their annual agency workshop held in 2003. Head office said the presentation was so professional that it was adopted as the basis for the 2004 and 2005 SkyTeam market presentations held...

Delta Air Lines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Delta Air Lines last month announced that the company and its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in accordance with United States law. Delta said it has taken this action as part of its ongoing efforts to address its financial challenges and become...

SkyTeam Presents Fourth Mexican Festival

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, last month welcomed top tourism professionals to its annual Mexican Food Festival organized with the cooperation of the Athenaeum Intercon-tinental and the local Mexican embassy. This marks the fourth year in succession for the festival.

SkyTeam Introduces Global Corporate Travel Program

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, recently announced the introduction of a new corporate travel program for global companies. The new program offers competitively priced, customized travel solutions across most of the alliance's 684 destinations in 133 countries via a single...

SkyTeam Holds Special Event for Corporate Secretaries

Nearly 400 corporate secretaries from some of the capital's major businesses attended the recent SkyTeam evening reception and fashion show held at one of the Attica area's most deluxe hotels. During the gala affair, alliance members held a draw for a total of 20 airline tickets...

Skyteam Introduces New Alliance Members

Skyteam is to introduce a new class of membership in order to cater for carriers whose international ambitions are more restricted. At a press conference in Amsterdam called to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the alliance, Air Europa of Spain; Copa Airlines of Panama; Kenya...
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