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Eleftherios Venizelos Becomes 25th European Airport Certified Carbon Neutral

Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, was recently certified by the independent carbon management program Airport Carbon Accreditation as being certified carbon neutral. This makes the airport the 25th certified carbon neutral airport in Europe. Niclas Svenningsen is the head of...

Athens International Airport Achieves Record Passenger Traffic in 2016

Athens International Airport recorded its highest passenger traffic in its history in 2016, reaching 20.02 million passengers, the company said on Wednesday. Compared with 2015, passenger traffic increased by 1.9 million passengers, or 10.7 percent last year. Domestic as well...

Russian Woman Arrested at Athens Airport Carrying €2.3 Mln

Greek authorities on Friday arrested a Russian woman arriving at Athens International Airport from Moscow carrying with her about 2.3 million euros that were undeclared. The incident occurred at 11.45 am on Friday at Greek customs upon the arrival of...

Venezuelan Native Busted at Athens Int'l Airport Smuggling 3.5 Kilos of Cocaine in Children's Books

On Monday authorities arrested a 21-year-old Venezuelan national attempting to smuggle 3.5 kilos of cocaine at Athens International Airport, ekathimerini.com reports. The woman was traveling from Rio de Janeiro via Zürich and allegedly tried smuggling the cocaine in 6 children's books. It is...

Warm Reception for Greek Gold Olympic Medalist Katerina Stefanidi

Gold Medalist in women's pole vault, Katerina Stefanidi, arrived in Athens on Wednesday afternoon following her Olympic victory. Representatives of the Greek track and field association, SEGAS, greeted her at the Athens International Airport with flowers and a large...

Everjets Budget Airline Makes Emergency Landing in Athens in Route to Larnaca

  An Everjets budget airline flight originating at Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport with service to Larnaca was forced to make an emergency landing at Athens International Airport on Saturday. The airplane reported having issues with the cabin pressure, although no further details...

Athens Police Arrest Bulgarian Woman Carrying 2.5 kg of Cocaine at Airport

On Friday the police at Athens International Airport arrested a Bulgarian woman who had hidden a total of 2.5 kilograms of cocaine in packages of powdered ice-cream, authorities have announced. The 29-year-old woman had traveled from the capital of Bulgaria,...

Anarchists Anti-Israeli Protest at Athens International Airport, 10 Suspects Detained

Early on Wednesday morning police detained 10 suspected members of the Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas for disturbing the check-in area at Athens International Airport. The group allegedly shouted "No to the agents of Mossad" and "No tolerance to the bullying...

New Google Maps Street View Lets Travelers Take a Virtual Tour of Athens International Airport

A virtual tour of the Athens International Airport is now available at Google Street View as well as indoor maps of the airport areas. Through Google indoor map, travelers can view and experience the interior of the airport terminals, locate...

Airport Passenger Traffic in Athens Increases by 8.9%

So far the 2016 tourist season in Greece has exceeded expectations as well as previous year's levels. Both domestic and international visitors have increased traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA). In May alone the traffic numbers reached 1.8 million passengers, a 8.9...