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No Tourism Growth Without Increased Airline Links

If Greece wants to increase its number of incoming tourists, the country must concentrate on upgrading its 38 airports - in particular the 15 that accept international air passenger traffic - increase air links, and airports and airlines must work more closely to create a better...

Greece & China Join Hands to Strengthen Tourism Bond

The recent visit to China by Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has bore fruit, as several steps have been taken to unify Greece and China in their aim to promote bilateral tourism interests. During the recent visit, his first visit as tourism development...

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...

AIA Launches “Athenspotlighted” Program

Athens International Airport's (AIA) CEO Yiannis Paraschis presented the “athenspotlighted” program last month, an initiative that aims to boost the attractiveness of Athens as a city break destination.

New Athens Airport 93% Complete

By the end of this September, the Athens International Airport at Spata becomes a reality. "This airport, Europe's best," said Dr. Jorg Schill, chief executive officer for Athens International Airport, during a presentation of construction completed, "will be completed (in...

Greece Welcomes Superjumbo Emirates A380

Athens, Greece, welcomed the luxurious Emirates A380 aircraft through one single route at Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos on Friday, 26 October.

GNTO And AIA Sign Memorandum Of Cooperation

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Athens International Airport (AIA) signed a memorandum of cooperation last month that aims to utilize the potential of air transport, through coordinated joint actions, as a basic axis for the development of tourism products...

Athens Airport Defends Pricing Policies

The Athens Skal Club called on top-level executives from the new Athens international airport to join members for the monthly luncheon and explain why the airport charges are so high. The club's president, Makis Fokas, welcomed two executives and explained the problems the travel...
Athens International Airport's 169th millionth passenger since 2001 (center).
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Athens Airport Welcomes 169th Millionth Passenger

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” yesterday, 13 December, hosted a special welcome party for its 169th millionth passenger since the opening of the airport 11 years ago in 2001.
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Greece Linked With Canada Via Air Canada rouge Service

Air Canada rouge recently took to the skies as it launched its seasonal non-stop service between Athens and Toronto/Montreal.

Athens Airport Hosts 1st Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

The challenges, trends and issues of today’s aviation were addressed at the 1st Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium (ACES – Athens) on 17 October in the Greek capital.

Air France Greece Celebrates 80 Years Of Passenger Service

Air France celebrated its 80th birthday this month! In celebration of this milestone, Air France Greece on 24 October held an anniversary party in Athens to celebrate the airline's presence in the Greek skies.

Destination Athens: On The Road To Recovery

During the first eight months of the year, hotels in Athens, Greece, saw 390,000 more overnight stays compared to 2013, according to data revealed at a press conference by the head of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, Alexandros Vassilikos.

Athens Airport Promotes Greek Capital at 2nd ACES Symposium

"The ACES Symposium - Athens is a unique initiative of its kind with particular importance for the airport but also for the city of Athens in general," the CEO of the Athens International Airport (AIA), Yiannis Paraschis, said in regards to the 2nd Airport Chief Executives’...

Athens International Airport Collects ‘Airport of the Year’ Award

Athens International Airport (AIA) was named "Airport of the Year" in the 10-30 million passengers category at the Air Transport News (ATN) 2015 awards ceremony that took place in Geneva on Saturday.

CAPA Awards: AIA’s Yiannis Paraschis Named ‘Airport Chief Executive of the Year’

Athens International Airport’s (AIA) CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, was honoured with the “CAPA Airport Chief Executive of the Year“ Award on Wednesday at the 2015 World Aviation Summit of CAPA in Helsinki, for his pioneering work at Athens Airport and his overall contribution to the...

Yiannis Paraschis, CEO Athens International Airport

Passenger traffic and foreign residents’ arrivals are experiencing double-digit increases, indicating an impressive and dynamic recovery of Athens as a tourist destination, with a number of important developments boosting, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the airport’s...

‘Speak AΘenian. Be an AΘenian’: New Campaign for Athens Coming Soon

A new campaign that will promote Athens internationally in 2016 will launch soon.

Athens International Airport Celebrates 15th Birthday

Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" recently celebrated 15 years of operations. "We celebrate our 15 years in a period when, despite the country’s severe macroeconomic conditions, the year 2016 prospects seem quite positive", AIA's CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, said.

Athens Airport Honored for Efficiency at 20th ATRS World Conference on Rhodes

Athens International Airport (AIA) was ranked as Europe’s leader among small- to medium-sized airports for its efficiency, during the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) 20th anniversary world conference held recently on Rhodes
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