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Greek Airport Manager Fraport Calls for Complementary Infrastructure

Upgrades at Greece’s 14 regional airports are moving full speed ahead but complimentary infrastructure is needed, says Fraport CEO Alexander Zinell.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

Revised Law Changes Card Payments for Greece Taxi Services

Greece’s taxi drivers federation has announced that payment by credit card through ride-sharing apps such as Beat and Uber are no longer allowed.

Emirates: ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ Pavilion to Focus on Future of Commercial Aviation

Emirates, the premier partner and the official airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the six-month mega event.

Fraport Greece Reports Progress at 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece has completed works at the airports of Zakynthos, Kavala and Chania, and is moving full speed ahead with more upgrade projects at another six airports.

Makedonia Airport Runway Set to Open by Year-end

The most anticipated upgrade project of Makedonia Airport, runway 10-28, is set to open to planes by the end of the year.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Fraport Greece Traffic Revenue Rise Boosts Mother Company Profits

Fraport’s Greece and Brazil airports accounted for two-thirds of the parent company’s increase in revenue last year, which rose by 18.5 percent to almost 3.5 billion euros.

Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.

Greek Consumer Body Wants Airline ‘No-show’ Clause to be Scrapped

Greece’s consumer body is calling for the termination of a "no-show" clause in the terms of agreement with airlines, to protect passengers from unfair charges.

New Terminal at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport Paves Way for Overhaul Works

The expansion and overhaul of the Makedonia Airport in Thessaloniki is set to be completed in two years’ time, says German airport operator Fraport.

Beat Taxi Service Joins Forces with Athens Hotels

Popular ride-hailing firm Beat has entered the hospitality market with the launch of a pilot program for hotels in Athens.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

Fraport Expects 14 Greek Airports to Record Rise in 2018 Passenger Numbers

Greece’s 14 regional airports are set to record a high single digit rise in passenger numbers this year, according to Fraport Group.

Fraport Says Greek Airports Investment to Pay Off in the Long Term

Fraport's decision to take over the management of Greece’s 14 regional airports “remains 100 percent correct", says the group's CEO.

Airlines vs France Over Air Traffic Controller Strikes

Four airlines have filed complaints to the European Commission against France, claiming the country is breaking EU law by not enabling flights during air traffic controller strikes.

Greece’s Regional Airports Generate Strong 2017 Revenues for Fraport

The 14 regional airports in Greece managed by Fraport, have generated 233.3 million euros in revenue and 14.4 million euros in earnings in 2017.

France’s Air Traffic Controller Strikes Behind 33% of Europe’s Delays, Report Finds

Strikes by air traffic controllers in France are behind a third of Europe’s flight delays, followed by strike activity in Greece, Italy and Germany, over the 2004-2016 period.

Greek Taxi Drivers React Again Over Liberalization Law

Greek taxi drivers are reacting to a Transport Ministry decision to amend an omnibus bill that paves the way for the further liberalization of the profession.

Fraport Ups Investments at 14 Regional Airports in View of Rising Arrivals

In view of increasing arrivals, Fraport Greece will accelerate its renovation works at the 14 Greek regional airports under its management.
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