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Greek Airport Passenger Fee Set to Rise After Works Completed

Fraport, the managing company of 14 regional airports in Greece, announced plans to increase a fee for all departing passengers as of April 1.

‘Spatosimo’ Air Passenger Fee Now €12 for All Greek Airports

An amendment tabled in Parliament brings changes to a fee, known as the 'spatosimo', imposed on airline tickets of passengers travelling from Greek airports.

Passenger Fee at Greek Regional Airports to Increase

A fee imposed on passengers departing from any of the 14 Greek regional airports undertaken by German operator Fraport will be revised to 13 euros.

Greece’s “Spatosimo” Air Passenger Tax To Be Revised

Greece's "modernization and development tax," the so-called spatosimo, imposed on international and domestic passengers departing from all Greek airports, will be revised as of 31 October 2014.
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Ryanair And Athens Airport Butt Heads Over High Charges

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said recently that it could bring 10 million tourists to Greece over the next three years if Athens International Airport (AIA) would reduce the air passenger duty for new connections to and from Athens.

In Retrospect With “Rita”

One of the Greek tourism industry's most eminent figures in public relations, Margarita Zambeli or “Rita” as referred to by all, retired after over 39 distinguished years in the industry. Ms. Zambeli, former public relations manager of Goldair Handling Group of Companies, spoke...

Cuts In Airport Taxes May Help Airline Survival

Greece's government, in late December, announced measures to lower costs for the airline industry. It said this should help fortify the sector, which suffers more than most economic sectors after the September 11 terrorist attacks against the U.S. The attack continues to deter...