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Water Arch Welcome for American Airlines’ Athens-Philadelphia Route

A ceremony welcoming American Airlines' first flight on the route Philadelphia-Athens was held at Athens International Airport (AIA) on Friday.

American Airlines Launches Athens-Philadelphia Route

American Airlines has launched a daily flight between Philadelphia in the United States with Athens, Greece, as part of its 2014 summer seasonal schedule to European destinations.
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American Airlines-US Airways Announce Plans To Merge

American Airlines and US Airways announced on 14 February that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement.

Athens Loses Direct Air Connections To Major Destinations

Singapore Airlines will cease routes to Athens as of 26 October 2012 due to “sustained weak performance,” the Greek travel industry was informed last month. This was just the most recent hit as many carriers have already announced plans to stop direct flights to the Greek capital.

Aviation Crisis to Hit “Eleftherios Venizelos”

The crisis within the aviation market, which has already reached alarming proportions in the USA, is slowly beginning to have an impact on Greece, say representatives from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos.”

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...

US Airways Inaugurates Direct Daily Flights to Athens

The fifth largest airline in the United States, US Airways, has recently commenced its direct daily flights to Athens from Philadelphia in its attempt to bring closer "two cities with a Greek name" as Eric Mathieu, the airline's managing director of international sales, said at a...

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

US Airways Opens Route to Greece

US Airways’ customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to capitals such as Athens, scheduled to start in late May. Including the Athens flights, US Airways, represented in Greece by Amphitrion, will offer a total of 22 daily flights...

US Airways Increases Offer for Delta Air Lines

US Airways Group, last month announced that it has increased its offer to merge with Delta Air Lines, Inc. Under the revised proposal Delta's unsecured creditors would receive $5.0 billion in cash and 89.5 million shares of US Airways stock.

Delta Air Lines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Delta Air Lines last month announced that the company and its subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in accordance with United States law. Delta said it has taken this action as part of its ongoing efforts to address its financial challenges and become...

New Airline Reservation System Offers Airlines an Ownership Stake

A new global distribution system of sorts has emerged and travel agents are worried that it might be taken over by airlines. G2 SwitchWorks Corp., which has developed a reservation and management system and serves as a middleman between airlines and ticket sellers, announced last...

Amadeus Handles Eurostar Bookings

Eurostar, the leading high speed passenger rail company serving the UK, France and Belgium, has chosen to expand distribution of its rail services through the Amadeus global distribution system, via the same neutral display used by airlines. Eurostar can now be booked...

Amphitrion Bucks Trends and Expands

In today's difficult climate most companies attempt to cut costs to the bone and downsize as much as possible. But not Amphitrion Holidays, which is one of the country's biggest and most successful tourism enterprises. Its most recent expansion activity was to open a new airline...