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My Big Fat Greek Welcome for the first tourists on July 1

With music, dance, local specialties and water arches, Greeks welcomed the first tourists at the regional airports of the country that opened again for international flights on July 1, marking the much anticipated start of the tourist season. At the airport of Rhodes, a local dance and music group entertained …

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Greece to privatize another 23 regional airports mostly on the islands

Greece has opened the way for the privatization of another regional airports, 23 in total. The airports are mostly located on islands in the Aegean Sea, several in mainland and two in Peloponnese. The relevant decision by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has been published in the official gazette …

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Greece to conclude €1.2 bln deal with Fraport this month

Greece will conclude a 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) airport deal with a Fraport-led consortium later this month, signalling the country’s biggest privatisation venture so far under its international bailouts. Privatisations have been a key pillar of Greece’s three international rescue programmes since 2010 but have reaped only 4 billion …

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FRAPORT is confident on sealing ’14 Greek regional airports’ deal in 3-6 months

The biggest privatization case is not lost. German state-run enterprise FRAPORT expressed confidence that it can indeed sign the contracts for the privatization of 14 regional Greek airport in a couple of months. The deal that was threatened to go bust in August when the German partner of the German-Greek …

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FRAPORT sees €1.23bn offer for privatization of Greece’s regional airports as “basis for negotiations” (!!!)

Yesterday, we “celebrated” the Greek government decision to seal the deal and give the privatization of the country’s top 14 regional airports to German-Greek consortium Fraport-Slentel. Yesterday, we welcomed German state-run enterprise FRAPORT for ‘helping  Greece’ as some German media underlined. Today, FRAPORT seems to reconsider the offer it made …

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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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