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Plane Crash in Indonesia: Boeing 737 Crashes in Jakarta

A Boeing 737 plane crash in Indonesia has shaken the aviation world. A Sriwijaya-Airlines airplane with 62 people on board crashed in the sea area off of Jakarta, Indonesia, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The plane lost contact soon...

The Greek Pilot Who Makes Wishes of Canadian Children Come True

Dimitri Neonakis, a Greek-Canadian pilot from Messinia who lives and works in Nova Scotia, Canada, impresses all in the local community with his inspiring way of expressing his solidarity with his fellow citizens -- especially the younger ones. Following the...

Cyprus Transports Stranded, Fatigued Pelicans to Greece by Airplane

An extraordinary and beautiful story of humans helping animals took place recently in the air between Cyprus and Greece. Two young rosy pelicans which had failed to complete their migration and became "stranded" on the island nation of Cyprus were...

Ryanair Plane Hit By Lightning Over Paphos; No Injuries Reported

A Boeing 737-8AS aircraft belonging to the Ryanair fleet was hit by a lightning strike over Cypriot airspace on Tuesday night. The plane, which took off from Riga, Latvia, was heading to Paphos international airport in Cyprus when the incident...

Mystery Flight: Venezuelan Aircraft Lands in Athens in Absolute Secrecy

A government plane from the South American nation of Venezuela landed in Athens on Saturday, March 2 at 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and reportedly stayed there for approximately four hours. This odd occurrence was revealed by Greece's SKAI TV...

Saudi Arabian Airlines Announces New Riyadh-Athens Flight

Just in time for the tourist season, there will be a new direct flight launched by Saudia, Saudi Arabia's Airlines, with the international destination of Athens, Greece. Regarding the new flight plan, Saudia's director general Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser explained...

The Wealthiest Russian Oligarch Has Landed in Chania Crete

Alisher Usmanov, a Russian business oligarch with an estimated net worth of $15.1 billion is in Greece's Crete and his enormous and luxurious private airplane has landed at Chania Airport. It is the third most expensive private airplane in the world. The...

Hair-Raising Moment Plane Aborts Landing at Greek Airport (video)

A chilling video of an unsuccessful attempt by a pilot to land his aircraft at Kalymnos airport has come to light. The Astra Airlines flight was approaching the landing strip on the Greek island when the wind picked up speed. Its...

Why Turkish Airlines Prefer Greek Captains

The rapid development of Turkish Airlines has caused the company to seek experienced pilots from abroad. The Turkish carrier employs 77 Greek pilots from its total crew of 4,500 pilots, 800 of which are foreigners. This means that Greeks...