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Sabre Holdings Bought in Five Billion Dollar Deal

Sabre Holdings was bought out last month by two private equity groups, Silver Lake Partners and Texas Pacific Group (TPG) for $32.75 per share in cash.

Piraeus Theoxenia Holds Official Opening

The Piraeus Theoxenia Hotel, which opened in September 2006, is the new addition to the Theoxenia Palace Hotels luxury chain.

Hellenic Seaways Expands Its Fleet

Hellenic Seaways (HSW) not only launched the newly built ferry boat, Nissos Chios, last month, but also purchased a relatively new large ferry boat. Both ships are part of HSW's 200 million euro investment strategy to expand and modernize its fleet and improve the services the...

Galileo Signs Agreement With Galileo Hellas

Galileo, a leading global distribution system (GDS) and subsidiary of Travelport, renewed its long-term distribution agreement with Galileo Hellas, the government-owned travel distribution company, to distribute Galileo GDS to the Greek and Cypriot markets.

Amadeus Hellas Exceeds Customers’ Needs

Amadeus Hellas has outperformed in Greece and Cyprus every year for the last three years, marking record growth levels in the travel industry market.

European Travel Commission Welcomes New Members

The European Travel Commission (ETC) welcomed three new members, Serbia, Montenegro and San Marino, bringing its membership to thirty-seven at its meeting in Malta last month. The ETC unites the continent's national tourism organizations (NTO) to market "Destination Europe" worldwide.

Delta Celebrates 100 Days of Service

Delta Air Lines celebrated its 100th day anniversary for its non-stop service from Athens International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia. To date, the flight, which began in May, has provided service for more than 37,000 customers. The daily flight, aboard a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,...

Amadeus Signs Agreements with Two Chinese Airlines

Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, signed agreements with China Eastern Airlines and China Airlines to power their international websites with the company's e-commerce solutions. Implementation of the programs...

Aegean Airlines Purchases Three More Airbus A320s

Aegean Airlines, a fast-growing Greek airline, ordered three more A320 aircraft. According to an agreement signed in December 2005, the airline has committed to 14 A320s, including three A320s leased from ILFC and holds a further nine options. Deliveries are scheduled between...

Swissport and Sky Express Sign Service Agreement

Swissport signed a contract to provide ground service for passengers and airplanes with Sky Express, the new Greek airline based in Heraklion, Crete. Sky Express, established in 2005, offers passengers domestic flight service to the Greek islands and has plans to begin...