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IATA: Airlines Gaining Lost Ground as Tourism Picks Up Pace

IATA revised upward its outlook for the industry’s 2022 financial performance adding however that key challenges ahead will include soaring fuel prices.

Greece Welcomes First Ferry from Cyprus 21 Years Later

Greece welcomed the first passenger ferry from Cyprus this week, marking the beginning of a highly discussed maritime connection between the two countries.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link to Open in June After 21 Years

Nearly two decades later, Greece and Cyprus will be connected by a ferry link which is set to begin operations on June 19.

Kalamata Seaplane Port Gets Green Light

Construction of a seaplane port in the town of Kalamata is set to begin after local government and relevant ministries approved licensing.

Amendment Simplifies Greek Waterway Procedures

Companies seeking to launch seaplane and waterway operations in Greece may soon be able to move forward after relevant legal framework was revised.

Works on Athens Metro Line 4 Section 1 Underway

Οne of the most important transport projects in Greece, the first section of Athens Metro Line 4, is underway aiming once completed to facilitate thousands of commuters each day.

Greek Island Tinos Gets Seaplane Port Infrastructure

The construction of seaplane infrastructure is underway on the Greek island of Tinos, according to an announcement by waterway managing company Hellenic Seaplanes.

IATA: Europe Air Passenger Traffic to Fully Recover in 2024

Total passenger numbers to and from Europe are expected to reach 86 percent of pre-Covid 2019 levels in 2022, before making a full recovery in 2024, says IATA.

IATA: Ticket Sales Rise as Countries Do Away with Covid Controls

Confidence in travel is growing stronger as countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions but more needs to be done to restore full connectivity, says IATA.

Athens Metro Line 4 Gets €580m in Record EIB Support

The highly anticipated Line 4 of the Athens metro will move ahead thanks to 580 million euros in new financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Hellenic Seaplanes Aims to Launch First Flights to Tinos, Patmos, Sifnos

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is aiming to launch its first seaplane flights from the islands of Tinos, Patmos and Sifnos.

IATA: Global Air Traffic Demand in 2021 Down by 58.4% Over pre-Covid 2019 Levels

IATA announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2021 showing that demand fell by 58.4% compared to 2019.

Three Bids for Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link

Three companies have submitted bids for the establishment of a passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece, paving the way for the next phase of the highly anticipated service.

IATA Calls for Removal of All Travel Barriers

IATA, representing the world’s airline companies, is calling on national governments to swiftly ease Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Covid and Omicron Continue to Impact European Airport Traffic

Ongoing restrictions to address Covid-19 and its variants continued to impact airport traffic into 2021, according to a report by ACI Europe.

Greek 12-month Airport Traffic Up 80.9% in 2021

Greece’s airports saw activity gather momentum in 2021 with 12-month passenger traffic up by 80.9% compared to the same period in 2020.

IATA: November Air Traffic Improves but Omicron May Lead to Slowdown

Global air travel managed to recover some lost ground in November but appears to be slowing down after that due to the onset of the Omicron variant.

New Covid-19 Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece

Greek authorities have announced new measures for ferry travel to and from the islands and mainland Greece, in efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Greece Manages to Extend Tourist Season into November

Greece managed to extend its tourist season by several months this year achieving a 344.2% increase in traveler flows in November over the same month in 2020.