European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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Mabrian: Best value for money European tourist destinations

Zagreb (Croatia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) lead the ranking of cities with a higher degree of visitor satisfaction. The large European capitals drop positions due to their high hotel prices and due to a low value placed by visitors on the tourist offer in the destinations. The study analyzes air connectivity, the average hotel price, and […]

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Athens International Airport: Passenger traffic development 2021

The airport’s passenger traffic continued during August 2021 to be substantially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its impact on air travel, with the airport’s passenger traffic being below the respective August 2019 levels by 30.6%. This outcome points to a gradual improvement compared to the previous months, as the lifting of movement restrictions […]

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Norwegian Jade sails from Piraeus, Greece

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, yesterday officially commemorated its highly-anticipated cruise comeback with a double debut: Norwegian Jade was not only the first of its 17-ship fleet to welcome guests after 500 days, she also made NCL history as the first vessel to homeport in Athens (Piraeus). Until November 2021, […]

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GBR: Athen’s and Thessaloniki’s Hotels lost up to 350 million euros during the 1st H2020

GBR estimates that during the 1st H2020 there were losses of value up to 350 million euros for the hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki. Current status The Greek Government responded to the first Covid-19 case with a series of drastic measures leading to a total lockdown on March 23rd. The closure of all hotels across […]

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