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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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UK technical glitch disrupts flights from Greece, Israel, Portugal, Spain

Passengers for flights headed to UK or whose flight crossed UK space faced cancellations or delays of several hours Monday due to what Britain’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) said was a technical issue that it had identified and remedied by late afternoon Monday. Holidaymakers returning from Greece, Israel, Portugal, …

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Greek, American military aircraft to fly over the Acropolis, May 9

Greek and American military aircraft will fly over the Acropolis on Tuesday morning, the Hellenic Air Force said on Monday. The symbolic flights are carried out in the context of the Greek-American ‘Stolen Cerberus’ joint drill of special operations units. Two flypasts will be carried out on Tuesday morning between …

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+++Emirates “suspect” located in Athens: He is a Turkish national

The “terrorism suspect” wanted by Greek and US authorities on two Emirates flights on Thursday has been identified and located in Athens, media report on Friday afternoon. He is a Turkish national of Arab origin. Despite the thorough security checks of the passengers bound to Dubai and New York, the …

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+++Emirates flight lands in Athens accompanied by F-16s UPDATES/ViDEOS

Emirates flight EK209 from Athens to New York has been ordered to divert back to Athens on Thursday night and is flying to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos accompanied by two F-16 fighter jets, state broadcaster ERT reported at 9:30 in the evening. “This is normal when the code Renegade …

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Public Transport on strike paralyze Greece

Public transport means are on work stoppages or 24-hour strike, ships and ferries remain docked, trains are parked and even taxi drivers have pull the handbrake to raise their voice against the rising prices and the cost of living. The situation in the Greek capital Athens is for commuters even …

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Greece Strike: Air Traffic Controllers on 6h work stoppage

Air Traffic Controllers have joined the general strike in Greece with a 6-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. At the same time, also workers at the Civil Aviation Agency have joined the mobilization against the rising prices and the cost of living …

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Greece Civil Aviation: “Mask recommendation” for flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA issued a statement saying that the use of mask in air travel is “optional” and not “mandatory” from 1. June 2022. CAA Announcement The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announces to the passenger public that, as of today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the health restriction Covid-19, …

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“Flights as usual on April 6,” says Greece Civil Aviation after court decision

Flights to and from all airports in Greece will operate as usual and without problems on the day of the general strike on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Tuesday afternoon. The CAA sought the legal way to declare that the 24-hour strike of the air …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues 3-month ban of civilian flights using Ukraine FIR

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has issues a three-month ban on civilian aircraft using Ukraine-controlled airspace. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CAA cites the relevant decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), also issued on February 24, 2022. According to CAA, the ban of flights using …

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Greece extends Covid-19 requirements for international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority announced a new extension of the air directive (notam) with measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 for international flight passengers. The notam contains the conditions of entry into the Greek territory for flight passengers coming from abroad. The air-directive is extended until Friday, October 8, …

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EU: Several Airlines agree to quickly refund canceled flights

The European Commission has reached a deal with airlines to provide EU consumers guaranteed timely refunds on canceled flights. The EU commission announced said quick cancellation refunds were in line with EU law Several airline companies agreed on Wednesday to reimburse passengers in Europe for canceled flights within seven days, …

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Greece adds 5 non-EU countries, extends Covid-regulations for international passengers

Greece ‘s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday added five countries to the list of non-EU  countries whose citizens are exempted from entry restrictions to Greece. CAA’s current entry-ban air directive (notam) was also extended to Thursday July 8, 2021. Permanent residents of the European Union and the Schengen area …

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