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Belarus’ “Hijacking” of Athens to Vilnius Flight Sparks International Outrage

The sudden diversion of an Athens to Vilnius flight by Belarus on Sunday has been described as "state hijacking" and sparked global outrage.

Israeli El-Al Plane Escorted by Greek Fighter Jets Over the Aegean

Greek fighter jets escorted an El Al Israeli passenger plane over the Aegean, after the pilot raised the alarm on Friday morning.

Plane Crash in Indonesia: Boeing 737 Crashes in Jakarta

A Boeing 737 plane crash in Indonesia has shaken the aviation world. A Sriwijaya-Airlines airplane with 62 people on board crashed in the sea area off of Jakarta, Indonesia, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The plane lost contact soon...

Turkey Forces Greek FM's Plane to Circle as New Drill Ship Joins the Fray

Turkey kept a Greek government plane in the air for at least twenty minutes on Wednesday, as a new drill ship was seen sailing south of Kastellorizo in a clear escalation of the country's provocative behavior. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos...

Flashback to First Plane Hijacking in Greece

During the Civil War, on September 12th 1948, the first reported hijacking in Greece occurred when six pro-communist students, who wanted passage to Yugoslavia, hijacked a plane which was travelling from Athens to Thessaloniki. Alexandros Koufoudakis, 21, Dimitrios Koufoudakis, 23,...

Passengers Miraculously Unhurt After Small Plane Crashes in Northern Greece (video)

A small plane crushed near Grevena, northern Greece, on Thursday, as it attempted an emergency landing due to engine failure. The pilot was slightly injured but the two passengers were unhurt. The single-engine Cessna had taken off from Corfu and was...

Greek Doctors Save Passenger on International Flight

Two Greek doctors saved the life of a 54-year-old woman who fell gravely ill during a  flight between Lisbon and Zurich recently. Cardiologists Giorgos Angelopoulos and Nikos Spiliopoulos were returning to Greece from Portugal via Switzerland on the Portuguese airline...

Venezuela Denies Mystery Plane to Greece Was Smuggling Gold

The Venezuelan ambassador to Greece on Wednesday dismissed allegations that the plane which made an unexpected stop in Athens last Saturday was shipping gold out of the country. In an interview with the Greek daily newspaper "Efimerida ton Syntakton," Freddy...

Venezuela's Foreign Minister On Board Mystery Flight to Athens

Greek authorities confirmed on Tuesday that Venezuela's foreign minister Jorge Arreaza was on board a government plane than landed unexpectedly at Athens international airport on Saturday. According to an announcement by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority, the plane carrying Arreaza...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Stars in Safety Video for Greek Airline

Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the new face of the Greek airline "Aegean," starring in their new airplane safety video. The inspired move by the airline will no doubt lead travelers to pay a bit more attention to their compulsory...