Greece: No airport fees April 1- December 31, 2011

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How nice! Greece’s transport ministry says it is waiving landing, takeoff and stopover fees for all aircraft using Greek airports, except for Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Transport, Infrastructure and Network Minister, Dimitris Reppas, signed the decision that will be valid from April 1, 2011 until December 31, 2011. Media reported that the decision aims to boost tourism in Greece and increase  the number of flights at the Greek state airports.

I assume this rewarding decision does not refer to Greek citizens leaving Greece.

Last year the Greek government had passed a bill to compensate with 70-100 euros per day foreign passengers who were stranded in Greece due to special conditions (strikes, volcano ashes).

I wonder, if the Greek government will ever embrace with the same touching care its own citizens. Not all! At least the residents of Athens who paid €€€  per month to go to work due to the public transport strike. Any compensation around?