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Greece's Civil Aviation Service Under Radical Transformation

The Greek Civil Aviation Service is about to be split into two completely separate bodies, after the issue of the Presidential Decrees, following a Parliamentary Act passed two years ago. The first new body will be APA, the Independent Agency...

Greek Airports See 6.4% Year-on-Year Rise in Arrivals

Air passenger traffic grew strongly in the first four months of 2018, helped by a steady growth in international arrivals in Greek airports, official figures showed on Thursday. The Civil Aviation Authority, in a report released on Thursday, said that...

Greek Airport Passenger Numbers Soar for 2017

  Travel to and from Greece appears to be on the rise as Greek media reports air passenger numbers at the country’s airports set a new record last year, reaching 58 million. According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data reported by...

Greek Police Officers to be Posted at German Airports

Greece is to station police officers at German airports as a "response" to the German decision to apply systematic checks to passengers on flights from Greece. The responsibility of Greek police officers will be to assist their German colleagues in...

Higher Departing Passenger Charges for 14 Regional Airports Operated by Fraport Greece

In accordance with the provisions of the ratification law of the Greek state concession contract on departing passenger charges and with immediate effect as of April 11, 2017, departing passengers from the airports of Aktion, Zakynthos, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Kerkyra...

Fraport Greece Officially Takes Over Control of 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece officially took over the management of 14 regional airports after the payment of 1.23 billion euros to Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on Tuesday, as envisaged in a concession contract signed with Greek authorities. The first flight,...

Fraport Greece Signs €1-Billion Loan Agreement for 14 Greek Regional Airports

€A consortium of financial institutions signed a long-term agreement worth approximately 1 billion euros with Fraport Greece to finance the 40-year concession contract of the 14 Greek regional airports, according to a Black Sea Trade and Development Bank announcement...

Fraport Aims for Increased Passenger Traffic in 2017 at 139th IATA Slot Conference

According to sources in the international transport industry, Fraport Greece attracted a high level of attention at the 139th IATA Slot Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This conference allows representatives of airports, airlines and national air-traffic agencies to meet...

Samaras Criticizes Government for Stance on Airport Privatization

Former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras criticized the Greek government harshly for having accused his then-government of “selling out” on the issue of privatizations by trying to sell some of Greece's regional airports, when current premier Alexis Tsipras is now...

48-Hour Strike at Airports

The Federation of Hellenic Civil Aviation Employees' Unions OSYPA announced a 48-hour strike next Monday and Tuesday, that will cause delays or cancellation of flights. The Union accuses both the previous and the present Greek government of disrespect towards ...