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Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Patmos Waterway Project Moving Forward

A time frame for the construction of a waterway hub on Patmos was discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes CEO, the island's mayor and investor Ricardo Nicolopoulos Farias.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Holiday Airline Germania Announces Collapse, Cancels All Flights

German low-cost carrier Germania announced that it has filed for bankruptcy, attributing the company’s collapse to increasing fuel prices.

Brexit, Airport Investment and User Fees Challenges Ahead for Aviation Industry

Brexit, airport capacity, investment and user charges are expected to be the main challenges in the year ahead for the EU’s aviation industry, according to ACI Europe.

Eurail Adds Greek Islands Ferry Pass to New Offerings

Ferry passes covering trips to 52 Greek islands have been added this year to Eurail's array of travel options as part of its makeover.

Expensive Tickets, Delays, Accessibility Top Greek Train Complaints

Overpriced tickets, delays and inefficient accessibility are the top complaints by commuters using Greek trains, according to a study by Greece’s Railways Regulatory Authority (RAS).

EU Passengers Getting Compensation, but ‘Still Need to Fight for It’

EU legislation safeguarding passenger rights is considered a success, but securing compensation remains a struggle, according to the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA).

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.

‘Fame Exclusive Transfers’ Offers its Services to Scorpions

Greece-based Fame Exclusive Transfers offered its luxury transportation services to rock band Scorpions during their recent live concert in Athens.

IATA’s 1st Global Airport & Passenger Meet to Explore Flying Experience

Improving the overall flying experience on the ground and in the air will be the focus of the 1st Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS), which will take place in October, in Athens.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Petition Launched to Reinstate Ferry Link Between Greece and Cyprus

An online campaign calling for the reinstatement of a ferry service connecting Piraeus in Greece with Limassol in Cyprus, has thus far gathered over 11,400 signatures.

Minoan’s ‘Mykonos Palace’ Now Serving Chania-Piraeus

The Chania-Piraeus route, now handled by Minoan Lines’ “Mykonos Palace”, was inaugurated on Monday, during a special event at Souda Bay on Crete.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

EgyptAir to Launch Flights from Athens to Hong Kong, Shanghai via Cairo

As part of its strategy to boost its presence in Greece, EgyptAir is set to launch two new flights from Athens to China via Cairo.

Europe’s Travel Organizations Call for Improved Coach Tourism Safety Rules

European tour operators, travel agents and road transport officials are calling for improvements to coach services safety regulations.
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