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Lufthansa Group Expands Tourist-oriented Portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich via Eurowings

The Lufthansa Group has announced that it will be significantly expanding its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich via Eurowings.

Athens Hotels Among Europe’s Most Affordable in October

Athens' hotels are among the most competitive in Europe, with the average hotel price reaching 96 euros in October, according to data released by trivago.

Cyprus Airways Adds Athens to New Summer 2018 Destinations

Cyprus Airways has announced that it will launch flights from Larnaca to Athens for summer 2018 as of March 29.

SWISS Says Goodbye to Last Avro RJ100, Continues Fleet Renewal

Within the framework of its aircraft renewal, SWISS recently removed the last Avro RJ100 from flight operations after over 15 years as part of its fleet.

SWISS Adds New Destinations to Winter Schedules

SWISS is expanding its destinations network in Europe by adding Wroclaw in Poland and Niš in Serbia to its winter itineraries.
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Lufthansa Presents North American Route Network

Lufthansa recently briefed Greek travel agents on the Group’s extensive network of products and services in North America at a special event held at the Hard Rock Café in Athens.

GNTO Closes Offices Abroad, Restructures Services

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) offices abroad in their current form have increased costs and produced a poor outcome, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month in Parliament.

Athens International Airport Retains its Title

The Official Airline Guide (OAG) recently announced the route Barcelona-Madrid to be the most frequent route with 971 flights weekly. The route Sao Paolo Congonhas-Rio de Janeiro with 894 weekly flights came runner up, and then Jeju-Seoul Gimpo with 858 flights and...

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...

Lufthansa Buys Out Swiss

The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the board of directors of Swiss International Air Lines AG late last month approved the business model jointly developed by both companies for the takeover and integration of Swiss into the Lufthansa Group.

Alitalia Inaugurates Flights from Thessaloniki to Milan

At a time when most airlines are concentrating on cutting costs and routes, Alitalia took a brave step forward and opened a new route from Thessaloniki to Milan recently with two daily flights. The first flight leaves Thessaloniki at 6:20 and the second at 13:30. Alessandro...

Hellas Jet Officially in the Air

Greece's newest airline, Hellas Jet, held its first meet last month to officially inaugurate its airline and flights from Athens to Brussels, London, Zurich and Paris as it finally received all necessary licenses. Company officials said the carrier would claim a leading role in...

Hellas Jet Up and Away Complete with Aegean Cooperation

When Cyprus Airways failed in its efforts to take over Olympic Airways back in 2001, it decided on a counter move and launched its own Athens-based carrier, Hellas Jet, which got off the ground on June 24. The new carrier hopes to undercut Olympic by 15 percent, says the...

Greece’s SkyTeam Leaders Inform Travel Trade

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance founded by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, as well as its newest member, CSA Czech Airlines, held a major bash at the Astir Place last month to inform the Greek travel trade on the many customer benefits available...