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The Olympic Airways Plane that Almost Crashed into Central Athens

It was August 9, 1978 when an Olympic Airways Boeing 747 almost crashed into central Athens, with the pilot avoiding the disaster in the last second

TAIPED Seeks Improved Bid for Ellinikon

Lamda Development has until March 26 to submit an improved bid to renovate the disused site of Ellinikon Airport after authorities rejected the Greek company's initial bid Wednesday. In a second phase, financial consultants Citigroup and Piraeus Bank will work with Happold Consulting as...

Ellinikon Airport Refit To Create 35,000 Jobs

The redevelopment project of the former Ellinikon airport by Lamda Development company is expected to create 35,000 new job openings by 2024. These figures are based on a study released on March 17 by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research...

HRADF Approves Lamda Development Project (video)

Skyscrapers by the waterfront, sport centers and 200 hectares of green are part of the plan presented by the Greek company Lamda Development which was accepted by the HRADF (Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund). Lamda Development used a two and...

Former Ellinikon Airport in Rough Shape

Over the years of its abandonment by the Greek state, the former Ellinikon airport has turned into a real landfill and the home of drug users, homeless and stray animals. Just before its transformation into the biggest park in Europe,...

Israelis Drop Out of HRADF Ellinikon Competition

The competition concerning the largest privatization in Greece, the Ellinikon International Airport project seems to have only one candidate left as one of the three stakeholders , Israeli company Elbit Cochin, expressed its intention not to proceed any further. Given...

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...

Qatar Withdraws from Ellinikon Project

Qatar is once again out of the competition for the exploitation project of the former Greek airport (Ellinikon International Airport) space, just before the end of the binding offer submission period. According to sources, the company Qatari Diar, a subsidiary...

Ellinikon International Airport Officially Abolished

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks with a decision that was published in the Government Gazette (the official journal of the Government of Greece) and at diavgeia.gov.gr (a site that contains every government decision) put an end to...

BBC Reports from Athens Ghost Airport

In a BBC reportage on Greece’s failure to use its assets, a journalist of the British public service broadcaster used the example of Ellinikon International Airport, now replaced by Eleftherios Venizelos. Ellinikon International Airport is located in a suburb...