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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Emergency landing for Egypt Air airplane in Athens airport

An airplane of Egypt Air was forced to an emergency landing in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” short before 10 o’ clock on Friday morning. The airplane sent a danger signal while it was flying in FIR Athens and over the island of Chios in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Reason …

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Police arrests retired aviation officer for smuggling Iraqis to Italy

Greek police arrested a retired high ranking officer of Civil Aviation and former town mayor and four other members of a smugglers gang for illegally transporting refugees from Greece to Italy. The arrests occurred at the small airport of Mesolongi, Western Greece, while the gang was about to take off …

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Transavia plane from Paris to Crete makes emergency landing in Italy

A Transavia plane made an emergency landing after smoke developed in the cockpit. The Boeing 738 flying from Paris, France to the Greek island of Crete landed at the Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy. The plane was carrying 172 passengers and 7 crew members. The emergency landing was successful, …

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UK plane bound to Egypt makes emergency landing in Greece after bomb threat

A Thomson Airways Boing from UK to Sharm-el-Sheik made an emergency landing in Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos after a bomb threat. According to latest information, the passengers have been immediately boarded off the plane. The thriller in the skies occurred when the plane was in the Athens FIR and created …

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