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Passenger Traffic in Greek Airports Up 15.3% in January-February‏

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew 15.3 percent in the first two months of 2016, compared with the same period last year, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Wednesday. In a report, the authority said that passenger traffic amounted to...

Domestic Flights in Greece Cancelled on Friday Due to Strike

A number of Greek domestic flights are expected to be cancelled on Friday due to a 24-hour strike announced by the Federation of Civil Aviation Authority Unions (OSYPA). The strike was announced on the occasion of the Council of State...

HRADF Signs Contract with Fraport

Greece's privatization agency HRADF signed on Monday a contract with Germany's FRAPORT AG- SLENTEL Ltd to operate 14 regional airports. The contract concerns the airports of Thessaloniki, Aktio and Kavala as well as those of Corfu, Chania, Cephalonia, Zakynthos,...

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...

Greek Authorities Uncover Criminal Ring that Distributed Forged Passports

The organized crime unit of the Greek police made 12 arrests regarding the case of a large illegal migrant trafficking ring, which managed to bypass security systems even at airports. The criminal group had specialists who would forge passports and...

Passenger Traffic at Athens International Airport up 14.7% in September

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport grew 14.7% in September to 1.8 million, from 1.6 million passengers in the same month last year. The Athens airport recorded a new passenger traffic record in the January-September period with a total...

Greek Islands to Hold Referendum on Privatization of Four Airports

Residents of Greece's Ionian islands will be called to vote in a referendum, following a proposal by Provincial Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos on August 29. The referendum question will be about the Greek government's decision to continue with the country's airport...

Greek Regional Airports Deal Back to Negotiating Table

The first privatization of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government is not finalized yet as German company Fraport, which has agreed to take over operations of 14 regional airports, now asks for guarantees, claiming political instability concerns. Fraport claims it has difficulty raising investment funding...

German Company Set to Take Over Operations of 14 Greek Airports

Following the finalization of the third Greek bailout, privatizations and operation takeovers of Greek pubic assets are expected to recommence. Greek newspaper "Kathimerini" reported that German Fraport AG and Slentel Ltd will soon complete the takeover of the operation of 14 Greek airports. The...

Substantial Increase in Greece's Air Passenger Traffic

Passenger traffic in all Greek airports grew 12.5% in the first seven months of 2015, compared to the same period last year, totalling 26.5 million passengers, while the number of scheduled and charter flights rose 7.7% in the January-July period,...