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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.

Fraport Sets Sights on 23 Smaller Greek Airports

Fraport Group, currently running 14 regional airports in Greece, has expressed interest in taking over the management of 23 smaller airports across the country.

EU Court Deals Ride-sharing Firm Uber Another Blow

The EU’s top court has ruled that France can press criminal charges against Uber's local managers for running an illegal taxi service.

Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

Chauffeur Greece Supports Nafplio’s Mediterranean Yacht Show 2018

Chauffeur Greece is supporting the 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) 2018, which will take place from April 28 to May 1, in Nafplio in the Peloponnese.

Greek Bill Lays Out Harsher Rules for Taxi Services Providers

A draft bill regulating taxi services providers such as Uber and Beat was tabled in parliament last week laying out a stricter framework of operations.

Greek Taxi Drivers Up in Arms Over Uber

Greek taxi drivers took to the streets this week demonstrating against Uber cab service, which they claim is depriving them of their living.

Piraeus Port Breaks Container Traffic Record, Up by 6.4% in 2017

The port of Piraeus has broken its record for container traffic in 2017, marking a 6.4 percent increase at 3,691 million TEU in 2017.

Europe’s High Court Rules Uber a Taxi Firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Uber is a transportation firm and not a digital service, and as such must now comply with EU transportation regulations.

Fraport Greece Airports Boost Parent Company Profits

Fraport Greece has boosted German operator Fraport’s turnover by approximately 181.4 million euros since April, when it took over 14 Greek regional airports.

Fraport Outlines Master Plans for Mykonos, Corfu Airports

Airport operator Fraport Greece unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the airports of Mykonos and Corfu during special events held on both islands.

Regional Greek Airport Hand-over to Fraport Stalls

The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to German transport company Fraport has been delayed with a potential due date set for mid-March.

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.

Tourism Ministers Need to Expand Scope

If the world’s governments want the tourism industry to grow, they need to expand the scope of their tourism ministers to include everything from aviation to rail travel policies.

Effective Dates of VAT Rate Changes for Tourism-related Services in Greece

The value-added tax (VAT) rates for many basic goods and services in Greece have increased from July 20, 2015, according to a new law recently published in the Greek Government Gazette.

July Hackathon Fest Innovates with Open Data @Technopolis

The design and implementation of open data applications will be the focus of the two-day Hackathon Festival to be held on July 4-5 at the Athens Technopolis in Gazi.

Video: Commissioner Bulc’s Vision for EU Transport

The European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has a vision for EU transport built on four pillars: people, growth and employment, innovation as well as competitiveness and sustainability.