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PM Revises Upward Greece’s 2021 Economic Growth Forecast to 5.9%

Greece’s economic growth forecast for 2021 has been revised upwards from 3.6% to 5.9%, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

July Brings More Traffic Through 14 Greek Regional Airports

Traffic through 14 regional Greek airports picked up pace in the first half of the year boosting performance for Fraport Group.

Greece Inks Deal for Metro Line 4 to Cover Athens’ Commuting Needs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has finalized an agreement for the construction of Athens’ Metro Line 4 with Alstom SA, paving the way for works to begin soon.

New Stations for Athens Metro Line 3 Ready by Summer 2022

Three new stations of the Athens metro line 3 will open to commuters by the summer of 2022, according to Greek Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Fraport Airport Upgrade Project in Greece Sends Message of Trust to Investors 

Fraport's decision to invest in the upgrade of 14 regional airports in Greece is sending a loud message to global investors who are interested in doing business in the country.

Greece Enters New Era of Transport with 14 Upgraded Airports

Greece is moving in the next era of tourism and transport after upgrading 14 regional airports to meet the increasing demand.

Greek PM: Regional Airport Upgrades An Investment in Tourism

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece was entering a new era thanks to a 440-million-euro investment by Fraport in the upgrade of 14 regional airports.

Fraport Greece Bets on Makedonia Airport Potential

Fraport Greece has high hopes for Makedonia Airport which serves the northern port of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city.

Greece to Release Extra Covid-19 Aid for Coastal Shipping

Greece’s passenger shipping sector is set to receive 12 million euros to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deep Waters for 2020 Greece Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

Greece's cruise travel sector all but “drowned” in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in a 94% decrease in passengers, according to the Greek Cruise Ship Owners Union.

Greece to Welcome the First of Five High-speed Trains

Greece is set to welcome the first of five high-speed electrified passenger trains on January 18, announced train operator Trainose.

State, Shareholders to Inject Capital into Greece’s Covid-hit AEGEAN Airlines

The Greek government and AEGEAN shareholders are awaiting Commission approval to inject €180 million to safeguard the pandemic-hit airline.

Greek Consumers Group Issues Guidelines for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19 Lockdown

Greece's Union for Working Consumers (EEKE) informs the public on their options in case they are forced to cancel a planned trip as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

More Buses Soon on Athens Streets to Ease Crowding

In efforts to ease overcrowding on public transport due to Covid-19, the transport ministry said it would be releasing 100 new KTEL intercity buses into circulation in Athens, earlier than initially announced.

Major Projects to Boost Thessaloniki’s Reputation in Southeastern Europe

Major infrastructure works are underway in Thessaloniki, which are expected to contribute to the development of the city as a trade hub and a significant tourism destination.

Greece Part of EU €2.2bn Investment in Transport Projects

Greece is set to benefit from an EU 2.2-billion-euro funding package aimed at jump-starting the economy through a series of transport projects.

Air Transport Needs Common EU Plan, Greece Says

Greece is urging EU lawmakers to come up with a common plan for transport that will restart flights and ensure risk-free travel in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Commission Gives Guidelines for EU Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eurogroup: Transport and Tourism to Receive Economic Coronavirus Response

Transport and tourism are among the severely affected sectors in the EU that are to receive liquidity support to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Greek Transport Ministry to Subsidize 12 Remote Island Air Routes to 2024

In efforts to secure year-round transport to Greece’s remote islands, the Transport Ministry has invited airlines to enter a competition for subsidies to the tune of €24.6 million.