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Russia to Resume Flights to Greece Starting February 8

Russia announced recently that international flights between Moscow and Athens are set to resume from February 8. This comes as a result of the recent reduction of the number of new positive coronavirus cases reported in Greece and the amelioration...

Greek Tourists No Longer Required to Quarantine When Arriving in Belgium

Greece was recently awarded "Green" status on Belgium's list of EU countries whose citizens are allowed to visit, meaning that tourists will not have to be subjected to Covid-19 testing or quarantines. The announcement came early Thursday, July 9, when...

UK Announces Greek Passengers No Longer Have to Quarantine

After much deliberation, the UK has finally included Greece on the list of fifty-nine countries where international travelers will not be obligated to quarantine for 14 days. The announcement came on Friday, July 3, when the British government released the...

First International Flight Lands at Kos Island Two Days Before Greece Opens

The first international flight landed on the island of Kos from Germany on Monday, days before Greece's regional airports open for tourists on July 1. The special TUI Fly flight from Germany had 170 doctors on board, with Greek Minister...

An Additional 80 Tons of Protective Medical Equipment Arrive in Greece

Eighty tons of anti-coronavirus protective equipment ordered by the Greek state for the National Health Service's hospital staff arrived on Wednesday afternoon at Athens International Airport. Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias was there to oversee the operation of the unloading...

Greece Signs Loan Agreement With European Investment Bank for New Heraklion Airport

Greece on Thursday signed two loan agreements with the European Investment Bank (EIB) worth 330 million euros. The EIB loans, one for the construction of a new international airport in Heraklion, Crete, and the other for priority investments in Greece,...

Second Day of Thick Fog Causes Disruption at Thessaloniki's Macedonia International Airport

Friday was the second consecutive day with significant delays and disruptions at Thessaloniki's Makedonia International Airport due to the heavy fog with which the city was blanketed. The visibility at Thessaloniki's main airport hub was constantly changing on Friday morning, due...

Athens International Airport Smashes Another Passenger Traffic Record for 2019

2019 was yet another record-breaking year for the Greek capital's international airport in regard to the increase in passenger traffic numbers over the previous year. According to official data released recently by the airport's authorities, passenger traffic through Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport represented...

Dog Lost at Athens Airport Desperately Seeks Owner

The story of a dog which was lost at Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in October has moved animal rights organizations who are desperately seeking to find her owner. Airport officials had apparently refused entry to the dog, which had...

Passenger Traffic in Greek Airports Rises Even Further in 2019

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew by 5.1 percent in the period from January - October this year, totaling 60,262,301 passengers, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority said in a report on Thursday. This figure is an increase from the 57,350,192...