Athens International Airport

Chinese Consortium Interested in Purchasing Athens Int'l Airport

The Chinese consortium consisting of Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Ltd (FPAM) and Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co announced their interest in becoming the principal shareholders of the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos and taking over the management. FPAM’s CEO, Eric Cheng...

150 New Airline Routes from Athens

The 150 newly established airline routes from Athens, Greece shows that 2014 will be a year of recovery for Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos. The 150 new weekly flights will start in the summer season. Aegean Airlines has announced an...

Greek Air Traffic Up on January

According to data published by Athens International Airport in Greece, January 2014 traffic was up 6.9% y-o-y - the first January with a positive sign since 2010. Looking in more detail, international passengers increased by 10.9% and domestic ones were...

Final Call for Former Ellinikon Airport

The privatization of the former Ellinikon International Airport of Athens, located seven kilometers south of Athens, is reaching its final stage. The Board of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) is expected on Thursday, to approve the draft contract...

Greek Police Seize Record Consignment of Crystal Meth

Two Romanian nationals were being questioned by police Wednesday following their arrest at Athens International Airport with 12 kilograms of methamphetamine. Greek authorities say they have made a record seizure of a dangerous synthetic drug that has become increasingly popular...

Tourists Keep Pouring Into Greece

What a difference a year makes. In 2012, Greek tourism took a big hit in the aftermath of images of protests, strikes and riots against austerity measures. This year, with Greeks largely surrendering, it's been relatively calm and visitors...

Israel-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

An El Al flight bound for Israel from New York made an emergency landing at Athens International Airport early Thursday morning after the smoke alarm sounded on the plane. The aircraft landed safely and no injuries were reported. Flight LY004,...

Lufthansa's New Aircraft in Athens

On June 19 at the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, the new aircraft of Lufthansa airlines made its first touch-down in a special ceremony, in the presence of the Minister of Development and Infrastructure Kostis Hatzidakis and of the...

Economist Discredits Athens International Airport

In a review, the Economist magazine says the 12-year-old Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, is in "poor condition," and suffering a big drop in traffic, although it has received generally good reviews from other analysts. The airport, which was designed...

Greece Boots 10,000 Unlawful Migrants

Almost 600 illegal immigrants returned to their home countries in May, while since last August a total of 10,118 people of different nationalities have returned to their countries. According to the Hellenic Police data, reimbursement decisions were based on the...