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Ceremony at Athens Airport for the Relocation of 30 Refugees

A ceremony for the relocation of 30 refugees who flew to Luxembourg took place at the Athens International Airport on Wednesday morning with the participation of top European Union officials. Six refugee families, two Iraqi families and four from Syria,...

Athens International Airport Among the Best in Europe

It is said that a tourist’s last memory of the place he visited is leaving the airport. If the saying is true, then thousands of people may have been frustrated when leaving from Greece this summer. The fact that...

AIA CEO Yiannis Paraschis Named Airport Chief Executive of the Year

Athens International Airport CEO Yannis Paraschis was named Airport Chief Executive of the Year, a few days ago in Helsinki, for his pioneering work in the airport of Athens and his contribution to the international airport industry. As part of...

Municipalities Demand Retroactive Fees from El. Venizelos Airport

The municipalities of Rafina - Pikermi, Markopoulo-Spata and Artemida appealed to the Council of State asking for the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos to pay retroactively from 2008 municipal fees and taxes. They argue that the tax exemption provided essentially by...

The Great Greek Summer Escape

Greeks will be leaving their cities for vacation over the weekend, on the occasion of the Dormition of Virgin Mary on August 15. They are expected to travel via boat, train, bus and airplane, with occupancy levels reaching 80% to 100%. From Friday...

Passenger Traffic at Athens International Airport 'Took Off' in June

A 21.9% increase, compared to June 2014, was recorded in passenger traffic at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos," which welcomed 1.88 million passengers. According to AIA data, both domestic and international passengers in June 2015 increased to similar levels by 24.3% and 20.6%...

Athens International Airport to Be Turned into Music Stage

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” will transform into a music stage on Sunday, June 21, allowing passengers and visitors to enjoy a magical musical journey to celebrate European Music Day. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, the Athens State Orchestra Woodwind...

Number of Foreign Visitors to Athens, Greece Increased Jan-May

The number of visitors to Athens and the Attica region increased in the period January-May, according to a report on Greek Travel Pages website. Citing figures released by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association, during the January-May 2015 period, the...

One Million-Plus Passengers Use Athens Airport in March

Passenger traffic through Athens international airport exceeded one million in March for the first time since 2010, rising 24.5%, airport authorities said on Thursday. According to figures released by the airport, international flight passengers increased 20% and domestic flight passengers...

Athens International Airport to Participate in Earth Hour

Athens International Airport is going to participate in this year’s Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, turning off its lights and shutting down one of is two corridors from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Moreover, during Earth Hour 2015, the establishment...