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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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Ferries docked at Greece’s ports, sea traffic disrupted due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea on Tuesday, February 8, have disrupted sea traffic and forced big and small ferries to be docked at the ports of several parts of Greece. Ferries remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina …

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Stormy winds disrupt sea travel in Greece, Nov 29-30

Stormy southern winds have been disrupting sea travel in Greece on Monday and Tuesday, November 29-30, 2021. According to National Meteorological Service, winds are blowing with intensity of 7-8 Beaufort locally and up to 9 B in the Ionian Sea. Several ferries had to cancel their schedules from the port …

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Marathon-runner dies in Thessaloniki when truck carries away her bike

Α well-known Greek marathon-runner died in a horrible traffic accident on Tuesday morning, when her bike was hit and carried away by a truck at a crossroads in Thessaloniki. The cyclist was 42-year-old marathon-runner and triathlon athlete Dimitra Iordanidou. Eye witnesses told local media that the woman was cycling on Grigoriou …

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Traffic in downtown Athens closed due to Acropolis Rally, Theodorakis funeral Sept 7-9

Large parts of the center of Athens will be closed to traffic for several hours on upcoming Thursday due to the start of the famous Acropolis Rally. Temporary traffic measures are taken also in the center of Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7-8, 2021. The EKO Rally Acropolis starts …

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Powerful winds disrupt traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful north-eastern winds blowing with intensity of up to 8-9 Beaufort have caused disruption to maritime traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday. According to state-run news agency amna disrupted are some ferry and catamaran commercial lines. The Agia Marina-Nea Styra ferry was not running on Monday. Catamaran ‘Flying Cat …

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Greek Gov’t sees tourism traffic 2021 at 50% of 2019 levels

Greece expects tourist arrivals this year to reach half the levels seen in 2019, a government spokeswoman said on Friday, after the coronavirus pandemic led to the country’s worst tourism season in decades in 2020. Greece, which relies on tourism for a fifth of its economy, saw just 7 million …

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Thousands of Athenians left for villages before lockdown, sweeping police checks

Thousands of Athenians left the Greek capital just before the second lockdown kicked off and kept moving to the countryside also on Saturday. The majority left by land towards the North and the South, while some traveled to the islands for a short weekend escape. According to traffic police, from …

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Passenger traffic in Athens International Airport down 60.4% in August

Passenger traffic in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” fell 60.4 percent in August, compared with the same period last year, totaling 1.2 million passengers, due to the impact of the coronavirus on travelling, the airport reportedly said in a report on Thursday. According to statistics released by Athens International Airport …

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Passenger traffic at Greek airports plunged 99% in April

Domestic and international passenger traffic at Greece’s airports plummeted by an unprecedented 99% in April due to the flight bans because of the coronavirus, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) reported on Friday. Only 37,273 passengers flew in April, marking a dramatic 99% drop, when in comparison 3,745,671 passengers were …

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Greece is considering to “ban cars from the streets” over Easter weekend

The Greek government is determined to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the Easter holidays and it is even considering to impose a “curfew” for cars over the weekend April 18-19, 2020. Citing government sources, media report on Tuesday that the government may impose a ban on the circulation …

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Passenger traffic in Athens international airport plunges 61.35% in March

Passenger traffic in Athens International Airport plunged 61.35 in March, making the month the worst month in the history of the airport. The air transport sector has been harshly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, leading airlines to halt the flight schedule and put thousands of workers into unpaid leave. Passenger …

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Thousands trapped on Athens-Corinth highway due to storm damages

Thousands of motorists are trapped on the Athens-Corinth highway since the early morning Monday due to the damages caused by storm Geryon in Kinetta, western Attica. Closed is also the old national road Athens-Corinth.Both directions of the highway were closed to traffic short after the dawn, immobilizing hundreds of private …

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