March 2019

Istanbul Airport Set for Full Opening in April

Istanbul Airport, set to be among the biggest and busiest in the world, will be fully operational next month after relocation of operations and equipment is completed, Turkish authorities said this month. Photo Source: İGA Both airports – Atatürk and Istanbul – will close for all scheduled passenger flights from 2am [...]

Lufthansa Group Modernizes Fleet, Orders 40 Long-haul Aircraft

Lufthansa Group is proceeding with the modernization of its long-haul fleet with the purchase of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. Based on the recommendation of the Executive Board, the group’s Supervisory Board has approved the purchase of 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 planes that will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft. “By [...]

Ryanair to Launch 12 New Routes from Greece for Winter 2019

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced its Greek 2019 winter schedule, which offers 12 new routes connecting Greece with 10 countries. According to an announcement, the carrier will be connecting Athens and Thessaloniki with major European cities and Israel, with a total of 55 routes, which will deliver 5.6 million customers per annum, and support over 4,200 jobs at Ryanair’s Greek [...]

February 2019

AEGEAN: New Destinations and 700,000 Additional Seats in 2019

The 2019 flight schedule of AEGEAN includes increased capacity with additional frequencies and new routes. According to an announcement on Thursday, the airline company is investing this year on both network expansion and the extension of the tourism season in Greece. AEGEAN plans this year to increase the capacity of its international network by 700,000 seats, reaching [...]

January 2019

Ryanair to Suspend Athens – Thessaloniki Services

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that it will suspend services between Athens and Thessaloniki as of April 1, 2019. According to the announcement, the last flight from the Greek capital to Thessaloniki in northern Greece, will depart on March 31, at 8.05pm, while tickets are no longer available for sale. Speaking to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA), Ryanair Sales [...]

Ryanair: New Athens – Tel Aviv Route for Summer 2019

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting Greek capital Athens to Tel Aviv in Israel, as part of its 2019 summer schedule. “The new route will commence in April, and operate four times a week,” said Nikolas Lardis, the company’s Sales and Marketing Manager for the Eastern Mediterranean. Ryanair’s summer [...]

August 2018

Ryanair will No Longer Allow Free 10kg Carry-ons as of November

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that as of November 1 passengers will no longer be allowed to take a 10kg piece of hand luggage into the cabin on flights for free. Until now, passengers were allowed once piece of 10kg hand luggage and a smaller bag for free. Passengers who wish [...]

American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for the 2019 summer season. The Athens-Chicago route, which is subject to government approval, will launch in May 2019 and run until October 2019. Daily flights will be carried out with [...]

July 2018

Singapore Airlines Named ‘World’s Best Airline’ at Skytrax Awards 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) for the fourth time has been named “World’s Best Airline” at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. “Singapore Airlines is honored to be named World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax Awards, and I dedicate it to the 26,000 SIA Group employees, who focus every day on delivering the world’s best travel [...]

Volotea: Flights to Santorini, Heraklion, Mykonos to Continue in Winter 2018

Volotea, the airline of mid- and small‐sized European cities, has announced that its flights to Santorini, Heraklion on Crete, and Mykonos, as well as Venice in Italy, will be operated all through the winter season with frequencies between three and four times a week. Volotea currently serves eight destinations from its newly-established base in Athens including the aforementioned [...]