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Chania airport temporarily closed after US Air Force fighter jet reports landing problem

The airport of Chania was closed on Monday afternoon after a US Air Force fighter jet reported a technical problem that would hindering it form landing. Arrivals and departures were temporarily halted, while also vehicle traffic to and from the airport was stopped. According to local news website flashnews.gr, it …

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Delta airlines plane lands safely in Athens after reporting “brakes problem”

The Athens International Airport was set on alert on Sunday morning when an airbus A333 of the Delta Airlines reported a problem with the brakes short before landing. With 248 passengers plus crew on board the plane was flying the route Atlanta, USA- Athens. Short before its scheduled landing in …

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Heavy rainstorm floods Crete, forces Heraklio airport to shut down (videos)

Torrential rainfalls on the island of Crete turned roads into rivers, flooded homes and businesses and forced the temporary shut down of the airport of Heraklio on Wednesday. Dozens of motorists were trapped in rushing waters as rivers and streams overflowed. Flooded passenger area and airport of Heraklio. State broadcast …

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Pepper Robots to inform public at Athens airport on coronavirus protection measures

Pepper robots will inform arriving passengers at the Athens international airport Elfetherios Venizelos about coronavirus protection measures at the airports and during flights. The application has been reportedly developed by the Mobile Technology company In a statement with the message “Your health is our priority”, Greece’s largest airport said that …

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Taxi fares from Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala airports reduced

Fixed taxi fares to and from the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Kavala to the corresponding city centers are now reduced, in line with broader cuts in public transport fares introduced on June 1, the Transport Ministry announced on Friday. In Attica, taxi rides from or to the Athens International …

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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 kicks foreign passenger at Athens International Airport (video)

Greek police has ordered an urgent internal investigation into an incident where a police officers kicks a foreign passenger at the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos.’ The incident was captured on a video and posted on social media by the brother of the harassed passenger. Arash Hampay has reportedly complained …

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Skiathos Airport: Airplane blasts push down aviation spotters (video)

A breathtaking video shows a British Airways airplane flying incredible low before landing at the airport of Skiathos. The plane is flying dangerously close over the heads of aviation enthusiasts who even dare risking their lives to satisfy their dangerous hobby. With the airport being close to the beach, lading …

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German arrested in Athens airport with 4.2 kg of heroin

Greek police has arrested a 76-year-old German citizen was arrested at international airport of Athens Eleftherios Venizlos for having 4,270 grams of heroin well hidden in his luggage. The drugs distributed in four packages were placed in a special case of his luggage. Thursday afternoon, the man arrived in Athens …

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Customs authorities in Thessaloniki intercept illegal eye transplant tissue

Customs authorities at Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki stroke a blow against illegal human organ and tissue trade on Friday. They intercepted a female passenger carrying a complete, full-thickness corneal ring used in cornea transplants. The discovery was made whule the customs authorities were checking the baggage of passengers arriving in …

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187 books of Greek authors and poets at Athens Airport passengers’ lounge

187 books of important Greek writers and poets are waiting to be read at the passengers’ lounge of the International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens. The books to be read by passengers while waiting for their flight are in Greek and in English. The action “Athens as a Book” was …

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