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Fake Bomb Threats in Greece Lead to Partial Evacuation of Airport, Hospitals

Fake bomb threats on Tuesday morning led to the evacuation of a section of the Athens International Airport and at least five hospitals in Greece, authorities said. A specialist explosives unit from the police searched the airport but did not...

Plane Lands Safely at Athens Airport After Apparently Fake Bomb Threat

Greek F-16 fighter jets were mobilized to intercept a plane purported to be carrying a bomb. The plane in question was a Boeing 737 belonging to Ryan Air which headed from Poland to Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, located...

Travelers From China Still Enter Greece With No COVID Checks

Travelers from China enter Greece without checks despite the government's decision last week to demand a negative COVID-19 test and masks. A report on SKAI TV on Thursday said that confusion prevails at Athens International Airport. Travelers arriving from Shanghai...

Athens Airport Employee Stealing Passenger Luggage Since 2016

A ground crew employee at Athens International Airport has admitted to stealing valuables from the luggage, as well as entire pieces of luggage of passengers at least seventy times. Since 2016, he has been a continuous luggage thief. Nobody was...

Air China Launches Direct Shanghai-Athens Flight

Air China launched a new direct flight between China's largest city Shanghai and Athens on Thursday at Athens International Airport (AIA), the first direct flight between the two cities. Passengers were welcomed by Air China and AIA officials with balloons,...

John Travolta Flies His Jet From Athens: “One of My Favorite Take-Offs”

John Travolta revealed in a video uploaded on Instagram that one of his favorite take-offs is from the Athens International Airport. "This is one of my favorite take-offs from Athens, Greece," he wrote as he piloted his private jet on...

Greece Opens New Metro Station Linking Piraeus Port and Athens Airport

On Monday, Greece opened three new metro stations, which include Piraeus, that will link the busy port with the Athens airport. The stations Maniatika, Piraeus, and Dimotiko Theatro on the extension of Metro Line 3 (the blue line) are expected...

Metro to Link Piraeus Port and Athens Airport

The new Piraeus metro station which is expected to open next week will link Greece's biggest port to the Athens International Airport. The Piraeus metro station along with two more that will also open on Line 3—Maniatika and Municipal Theatre—are...

Athens Airport the Best in Europe According to User Ratings

Athens airport has been crowned the ultimate best in Europe according to rankings from user review ratings on Google compiled by Holidu, a British search engine for holiday rentals. Being Greece’s main and largest airport, the Eleftherios Venizelos - Athens...

Greece, Turkey in Diplomatic Spat Over Galatasaray Covid Tests

Turkey's Galatasaray pulled out of a match in Greece accusing officials of discrimination for refusing to accept the players’ Covid tests.