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Egnatia Aviation fleet expansion with Diamond Aircraft

Greece based Egnatia Aviation is expanding its current Diamond fleet with another six Diamonds: five single DA40 NGs and one twin DA42-VI. The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston aircraft fleet, the first certified general aviation piston aircraft to combine modern technology airframes, avionics and power plants. The aircraft a...

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen to develop unmanned aircraft systems for maritime deliveries

Skyways’ shore-to-ship pilot trial to commence in third quarter of 2018 Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry.  The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia marit...

Jota Aviation responds to Demand in Short Medium and Long Term ACMI with Expanded Avro RJ Fleet

Jota Aviation’s recently delivered BAE Avro RJ100 (G-JOTS) was quickly contracted by Europe’s regional airlines Flybe franchisee Stobart Air and France’s HOP! since entering service four months ago, providing valuable supplemental lift.     Now Jota’s management are at the ERA General Assembly in Athens to highlight availability from November, for ACMI and...

Greece flights canceled ahead of strikes

Greek airlines have canceled hundreds of flights to and from the country ahead of a series of one-day strikes by the country's air traffic controller (ATC) workers. Aegean Airlines, the country's largest passenger carrier, and its subsidiary airline company Olympic Air, announced the cancellation of all flights to and from Greece. The Greek air traffic controllers’ union announ...

Abandoned Athens airport to become Greece's largest coastal resort

An abandoned airport complex in Athens currently housing a makeshift migrant camp is destined to be transformed into one of Europe’s biggest coastal resorts if a Greek development company get its way. Hellenikon was once the only airport in Athens and, in its heyday, served 13.5million passengers. But it closed to make way for a more modern hub ahead of the 2004 Olympics in the city,...

Misread Israeli toy label prompts bomb scare on Greek plane

An Aegean Airlines plane was temporarily held up at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport after a cleaner found a box with a doll from Israel and took the inscription on the label for a bomb threat. The Greek airline’s cleaning staff found a box labeled “booba” on Tuesday while the plane was in Cyprus before setting off for Tel Aviv. The word means “doll”&nb...

Greece's Aegean Airlines widens first quarter loss, sales rise

Aegean Airlines widened its loss in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier as sales grew 7.0 percent, Greece's largest carrier said on Thursday. The company reported a net loss of 21.5 million euros (16.8 million pounds) in the first three months of the year versus a loss of 8.3 million in the same period last year. Domestic passenger traffic grew 6 percent...

GainJet unveils its completely revamped website designed by Branding pass

VIP Charter Operator, GainJet Aviation S.A's highly anticipated brand new website is now online, introducing a new and innovative digital experience to its customers and prospective clients. “It's about time!” exclaims GainJet Marketing Director, Andrew Hallak. Explains Hallak: “We've been discussing the idea of revamping the website for several years now, but beca...

Fraport To Sign Greek Airports Deal Within 10 Days

German airport operator Fraport will sign a EUR€1.2 billion (USD$1.3 billion) deal to lease and manage 14 provincial Greek airports this month. "We will proceed with signing the agreement with Fraport within the coming 10 days," the head of privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told a news conference. The deal, under negotiation before the Syriza party won a general...

SkyGreece Airlines Goes Bankrupt Two Months After Halting Operations

SkyGreece Airlines has gone bankrupt about two months after it halted operations that stranded hundreds of passengers, the court-appointed monitor said Wednesday. Jeffrey Kerbel of Ernst & Young confirmed that the airline was bankrupt, after filing for creditor protection in September in a bid to restructure. Details of decision will be provided "in due course," he wrote i...

GainJet Adds Mission Flexibility with B737 Aux Tanks

Last month, Athens-based VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation increased its flexibility with a quick change auxiliary fuel tank system from Swiss company Long Range. GainJet (Stand 800) will install the system in its VIP Boeing 737-400, increasing its flight endurance by as much as three-and-a-half hours to a total of nine hours aloft. That brings city pairs such as Dubai-London and New York-Pari...

Greece Won't Cut Price in Fraport Airport Deal: Privatization Chief

Greece will not cut the price of a deal with Germany's Fraport to lease some of its airports, the head of the country's privatization agency told a newspaper on Monday, despite reports that the German firm was seeking better terms. The government chose the airport management group and its Greek partner, energy firm Copelouzos, last year as the preferred bidder to operate 14 regiona...