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Emergency landing at Corfu airport after British passenger runs amok (UPD)

An aircraft flying the route Istanbul-Manchester made an emergency landing at the airport of the island of Corfu on Wednesday evening after a passenger ran amok. Due to an “emergency” situation, the aircraft was exceptionally allowed to land at the airport I. Kapodistrias as Greek airports are closed to flights …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends flight ban, non-EU citizens entry

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the flight ban from several non-EU countries until the middle of the month August 2020 as the obligation to citizens from specific countries to enter only with negative Covid-19 test. These are new air instructions (notams) issued by the Civil Aviation Service, will be valid …

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Traveler from UK to the island of Aegina tested positive to Covid-19

A foreign national currently visiting the island of Aegina has been tested positive to Covid-19. The man arrived from UK via a transit airport to attend a funeral. He was tested upon his arrival at the Athens international airport on Saturday and immediately traveled to the island, an hour away …

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Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Schengen countries to US

US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus. But he said the “strong but necessary” restrictions would not apply to the UK, which has 460 cases of the virus. “We will be suspending all travel from …

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Greek gov’t to end flight delays with urgent measures

The Greek government has issued several urgent measures in an attempt to reduce a growing problem in Greece. On the surface, all is well as the country’s tourism sector continues to grow. According to the European Travel Commission, foreign arrivals in Greece are up 8% so far this year. But …

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INIOHOS 2019: Fighter jets fly over the Acropolis and Rio-Antirio Bridge (video)

A formation of seven fighter jets from Greece and other countries flew over the Acropolis in Athens stunning locals and tourists. The formation consisted of F-35, F-4, Mirage-2000, Tornado and F-16 from Greece, Italy, Israel and the USA participating in the multinational exercise INIOHOS 2019. The jets took off from …

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Horror for passengers in Sky Express flight Athens-Limnos

A horror flight for passengers of Sky Express from Athens to the island of Limnos on Monday night. Fe 25, 2019.  Fifteen minutes after the takeoff, a deafening noise was heard, and the aircraft began to tremble very loudly. Immediately panic broke out in the cabin, passenger wore life-jackets and …

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Video from inside plane after turbulence on flight to Chania

Turbulence during the flight from Athens to Chania. Passengers seem cool, despite the strong trembling. Are they afraid? Most likely…. For almost two hours the pilot of Flight 344 of Olympic Air was struggling against powerful winds and rain. He had left the Athens airport for Chania, Crete, where he …

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First direct commercial flight from Athens to Skopje after 15 years

The first direct commercial flight from Athens International Airport to Skopje took off at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday evening. On board of the plane was the deputy Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bujar Osmanli. Osmanli had arrived earlier in Athens just for the purpose to inaugurate …

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PM Tsipras takes a ride in an F-16 and flies over the Aegean Sea

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a ride in a F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force and flew over the north-west Aegean Sea. Wearing a pilot suit Tsipras got on the 2-seat F-16 as “co-pilot.” The flight lasted one hour and the prime minister had the chance to enjoy …

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EU Court rules airlines are responsible for flight delay notifications

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of an airline passenger denied compensation after a flight cancelation. The court ruled that airlines are responsible for informing the passengers of the cancelation. Thursday’s decision from the EU court states that an air carrier is responsible for notifying a passenger …

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Bad day for Greek PM: trip to Baku cancelled, opposition SYRIZA leads in opinion polls

The trip of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, lasted only 15 minutes. Shortly after taking off from Elefsina military airport, the Greek Number One Air Force showed some technical breakdown in the flight system, the pilots decided to take the Samaras and his assistants …

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