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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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90 passengers trapped in Kalavryta rack railway due to landslides

Ninety passengers on board of Kalavryta rack railway – Odontotos in Greek- were trapped on Monday after two landslides blocked the rail track due to bad weather affecting the area. Nobody was injured and all passengers were in good health, media reported. According to police and local media, buses were …

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FRAPORT: Passenger traffic at Greece’s regional airports surpasses previous record highs

In the first ten months of 2023, Greece’s 14 regional airports served 32.3 million passengers, up 8.4% compared to 2022 and 12% up compared to 2019, managing company Fraport said on Tuesday. The data was presented by George Vilos, Fraport Greece’s Executive Director for Commercial & Business Development, at a …

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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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Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports exceeds 2019 & 2022 figures

Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports went up by 7.6% in July compared to the same month in 2022 and 14.2% up compared to July 2019, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Monday. Some 11,342,154 passengers went through the country’s airports in 2023, compared to …

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Thousands stranded in Athens-Corinth highway after fire in tank truck (vids)

Thousands of vehicles have been trapped in the Athens-Corinth highway and dozens of passengers are stuck in the Proastikos train for over 7 hours due to a fire in a tank truck earlier on Thursday. Απίστευτη ταλαιπωρία καταγγέλλουν οι οδηγοί που παραμένουν εγκλωβισμένοι στην #Εθνική Οδό Αθηνών – Κορίνθου, κατόπιν …

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Train with 400 passengers on board stuck in tunnel for several hours

A train with 400 passengers got stuck in a tunnel in Fthiotida, Central Greece on Thursday, the managing company Hellenic Train.  Unions of workers at the trains denounce that the safety problems remain, still four months after the tragedy at Tempi when two trains collided killing 57 people, injuring dozens. …

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Civil Aviation Covid-notam for flight passengers China-Greece

Air passengers from China will need a negative Covid-19 test, a PCR or a rapid test, Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority announced in a air directive (notam) issued late on Monday. The measure refers to all passengers on direct flights from China to Greece regardless of their nationality. All travelers from …

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Hellenic Train fined €300K for stranding passengers, poor service

Rail operator Hellenic Train SA was fined 300,000 euros by Greece’s Railroad Regulatory Authority (RAS) for stranding 820 passengers in harsh weather conditions on January 24, when five trains were stuck on the major north-south train route of Greece. Following a months-long review of Hellenic Train, a subsidiary of Ferrovie …

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Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports soars Jan-Apr 2022

Passenger traffic at Greece’s airports soared 383% to reach 8.1 million in the period January-April 2022, compared with the same period in 2021 when only 1.7 million were recorded due to Covid restrictions, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Monday. The CAA added on its statement that scheduled flights at …

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Greece extends Covid-directives for flight passengers to Mar 7 (full list)

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) extended the current air directives for international flight passengers until the first week of March. In a press release, the CAA said that it extends the conditions of entry to Greece aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19 until March 7, 2022. The air directives …

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Greece extends Covid-requirements for international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA announced a new extension of measures for international flight passengers with the aim to contain the spread of Covid-19. CAA extends the air directive (notam) regarding the conditions of entry into Greek territory until 06:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021. The notam for flights …

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Greece’s Civil Aviation extends Covid-restrictions for international flight passengers

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority expended the air directive (notam) regarding Covid-requirements for international flight passengers. The new extension of the conditions of entry into the Greek territory aim to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Covid-requirements are extended until Friday, September 24, 2021, at 06:00 in the morning. In particular, …

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