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Passengers traffic in Athens International Airport up 18.5% in May

Athens International Airport recorded an increase of 18.5% in passengers traffic in in May 2024 compared to the same month last year. Traffic in the Athens International Airport reached 3.01 million passengers in May 2024, up 18.5% compared to May 2023. Both domestic and international passenger traffic exceeded last year’s …

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May 1: Athens Metro on work stoppage, Syntagma station to close by police order

The metro in Athens and other public transport means in the Greek capital will limit their service operation on Labor Day, 1. May 2024, due to the traditional strikes and work stoppages. As there has been confusion about the work stoppages up to last minute on Tuesday here is the …

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Heraklio airport resumes operation after maintenance work concluded

Flights to and from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Heraklio on the island of  Crete, will resume operation as of  3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 24 February 24, 2024, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority HCAA announced on Friday. Cleaning works of the runway started on Friday, the HCAA added. Operation of …

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Airport of Heraklio, Crete, to close for five days in February

The airport of Heraklio on the island of Crete will close for five days in February, due to replacement of tarmac on the runway, media report on Monday. The airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” will be closed on February 19-24, 2024. The planned upgrade project is to be carried out in the …

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Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport set new record in 2023

Passenger traffic at the Athens International Airport set a new all-time record in 2023, totaling 28,174,150 passengers, breaking the 28 million passengers barrier for the first time and leaving behind the previous record of 25.57 million of 2019. Passenger traffic in December was 1.86 million, up 17.1% from 2022 and …

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Italian Neo-fascists detained at Athens airport

Twenty-one Italian Neo-fascists were detained at the Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and were taken to Police headquarters late on Tuesday. They were denied entry to Greece for “reasons of national security.” They had flown to Athens to participate to events marking the anniversary of the killing of two neo-Nazi Golden …

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Long queues at Athens International Airport

Τhere was some chaos at the international airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” at noon on Thursday, when the passport control machines stopped working. Passengers formed very long queues and tension at times was high. Affected were passport control machines at the arrivals and for travelers reportedly from non-Schengen countries. According …

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Bomb threat in Athens airport; Canadian journalist arrested

A “bomb threat” on an airplane from Tel Aviv to Eleftherios Venizelos international airport in Athens on Thursday evening mobilized authorities and special forces until it proved it was a prank by an alleged Canadian journalist. According to preliminary media information, the man approached the info box at the airport …

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Passenger traffic at Athens airport up 25.7% in Jan-Sept

Passenger traffic at the Athens airport took off in September with the number of passengers traveling exceeding 3 million, the Athens International Airport said in a report on Friday. Passenger traffic totaled 3,006,870 in September, up 16.3% from the same period in 2022 and up 11.8% from the corresponding month …

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Traffic ban on Skiathos due to floods; tourists trapped at airport

Greek police has imposed a traffic ban on the island of Skiathos early afternoon Tuesday after severe storm weather front Daniel hit and flooded large parts of the Sporades island. The ban covers all except emergency services, roadside assistance and touristic buses transferring tourists to the airport. The ban will …

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Corfu hit by heavy thunderstorm disrupting airport operation

A heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Corfu early afternoon Monday causing problems in the electricity system, while heavy lightning disturbed the operation of the  Ioannis Kapodistrias international airport. Eight flights were not able to land because of the thunderstorm, while three of them had to land at nearby airports. …

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Helicopter crash during landing at Samos airport

A private helicopter crashed on the runway of Samos airport on Friday morning thus leading to delays in air traffic. The helicopter operator, a Turkish national,  is reported to be in good health. The helicopter of Turkish Mavi Air had taken off from the island of Paros and stopped to …

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FM’s HELP DESK at Rhodes airport for evacuated tourists

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has activated the Crisis Management Unit to facilitate the evacuation of foreign citizens from the island of Rhodes due to the ongoing forest fires. Furthermore, it will open a HELP DESK at the international airport of Rhodes on Sunday afternoon. In a series of tweets, the foreign …

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“Turkish nationalists” send threatening e-mails to Athens Airport, hospitals, church

Greek police was set on alert on Friday morning after new threatening e-mails were sent again to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” as well as several hospitals and one church in the Greek capital. The e-mails warned of the existence of explosive devices, i.e. “mines” at the airport and the …

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Rail track to connect Heraklio with new Kasteli airport on Crete

French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating  in rail transport group Alstom is turning its attention to Heraklion, Crete. It brings back discussions about the construction of a fixed track network, which will connect the city of Heraklion with the new airport in Kasteli. According to news website hellasjournal, Managing Director …

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