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€1.403bn paid for 20-year extension of Athens Airport concession

Athens International Airport (AIA) SA paid the full amount agreed for the extension of the Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport concession by 20 years. The payment of €1.403 billion, including VAT, concludes the process for extending the concession contract. According to estimates, the total amount that the Greek state stands to …

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Greece Privatization Fund to sell 30% stake in Athens International Airport

Greece’s Privatization Fund will proceed with a tender to sell a 30 percent stake in the Athens International Airport (AIA) early next year, its head said on Wednesday. The privatisation agency holds a 30 percent stake in the airport, with the government owning another 25 percent. The rest is held …

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Strike called off! Trains, Proastiakos on 4h work stoppage affects Metro to/from Airport

Trains and Proastiakos workers have announced a 4-hour work stoppage for Thursday, May 10th 2018. The work stoppage affects also Metro schedules to/from Athens Airport, as the Metro will operate up to/from <Doukissis Plakentias> station. The work stoppage is scheduled to start at 11:00 am and last until o3:00 p.m. …

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Athens Transport, Trains, Proastiakos: 24h Strikes and Work Stoppages on May 1

Workers at Athens public transport means as well as at trains TRAINOSE and Proastiakos will hold 24-hour strikes and work stoppages on May 1st 2018. Below the schedule: Trains & Proastiakos: 24-hour strike. The strike starts at 00:01 May 1st and end 23:59 on the same day Blue Buses: will …

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Trains and Proastiakos on 4-hour work stoppage, Apr 26th

Workers at Greek trains and Proastiakos have announced a work stoppage scheduled on Thursday, April 26th 2018.  The work stoppage will take place between 11:00 a.m.and 03:00p.m. The strike will affect operation of Athens Metro from and to Athens Airport, as the Metro Line operates under Proastiakos management from station …

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Athens Airport labelled Best in SE Europe

The Athens International Airport (AIA) has been awarded the best airport in southern Europe, as part of the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award comes a few weeks after AIA was labelled as the best airport in Europe for customer experience by ACI World. The Skytrax awards are based on …

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Train employees to launch work stoppages and 24h strike, Mar 5-6/2018

There will changes and cancellations on all railway services in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, as well as the trains to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, on Monday and Tuesday due to work stoppages held by railway employees. According to the Panhellenic Railway Employees Federation, three-hour work stoppages will be held …

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UPDATE Strike: No Trains, Proastiakos, and Metro to/from Athens Airport May 30-June 1/2017

TRAINOSE decided to cancel all Train and Proastiakos (suburban trains) operation due to work stoppages and a 24-hour strike announced the staff of the Greek Railway company. No trains will be running May 30 – June 1 2017. Consequently, there will be no Metro from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios …

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Outstanding VAT debts: German “Hochtief” owes €600m to Greek FinMin

An Athens court confirmed Greek government’s tax claims from the giant German constructor Hochtief. According to the court, the Greek government has every right to claim approximately €600million from the company that runs Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The company has not paid any Value Added Tax since 2001, that is …

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Ryanair – Athens Airport clash over decreases in fees and taxes

Low cost airline Ryanair promised to bring 10 million tourists to Greece within the next three years, should Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” reduce taxes and fees. The intentions and promises were table on Tuesday by deputy CEO and director of Ryanair business operation manager Michael Cawley during a press conference. Ryanair asked …

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Bloomberg: Hochtief to sell stake at Athens Airport

“Hochtief AG, Germany’s largest builder, is reviving the sale of  six of  its airport-operating business and has invited potential buyers to submit offers, according to three people familiar with the matter, ” Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The German company plans to sell its stakes in the airports of Athens, Hamburg, …

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Athens: Public Transport Work-Stoppages on General-Strike Day, Sept 26/2012

Workers at Athens public transport will launch work stoppages during the general strike on September 26th 2012, in order to facilitate strikers to join the protest rallies in downtown Athens. Blue Buses, Trolley, Metro and Urban train (HSAP/ISAP) will operate only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tram will operate from …

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