Tag: Greece

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea

Four Turkish fighter jets violated the Greek airspace over the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, local media reported.  Two F-16s and two F-4s entered the Flight Information Region shortly before 2 p.m. (12:00 GMT) south of Lesvos. The four jets then proceeded to fly over Makronisi and Agathonisi islands, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. According […]

Etihad Airways on the Lookout for New Pilots in Europe

If you know your way around the flight deck of the world’s biggest passenger plane, among others, Etihad Airways would probably like to hear from you. The national airline of the UAE has announced it will shortly launch a pilot recruitment drive across Europe. It is the first major push for new flyers in two […]

Russia To Conduct Observation Flights Over Greece, US

Russian monitors will fly over Greece and the United States as part of Russia’s Treaty on Open Skies responsibilities, according to the statement published by Russian Defense Ministry on Monday. “The flight [over Greece] will depart at some point on September 26-30 from Nea Anchialos “open skies” airport,” Sergei Ryzhkov, head of the Russian Defense […]

Greece Flights Hit by Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike

Flights in Greece were at a standstill on Thursday after air traffic controllers called a 24-hour strike over pension reforms sought by the country’s creditors. The strike, due to end at 20:59 GMT, halted all flights into and out of the country, Athens airport said. “Nothing is moving today,” its press office said. The strike […]

Aegean Airlines Reports Passenger Growth Up 15% In 2015

Greece-based Aegean Airlines has reported strong passenger growth in 2015, but faces challenges as the country’s debt crisis continues. It has also been adversely affected by the emigration of high number of Middle Eastern refugees, especially to several Greek islands. Aegean carried 11.65 billion passengers in 2015, up 15% compared to 2014. International passenger traffic […]

Greece and Israel Could Replace Turkey

As Turkey has virtually stopped being a tourist destination for Russians, the demand for vacationing in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Israel could grow in 2016, says Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). “It’s so far difficult to anticipate the 2016 summer season, and the summer prices will be […]