Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Hyatt grows…..

GMR expresses interest in Greek regional airports, but tourist numbers have faltered in 2019

India’s GMR Infrastructure has expressed interest in concessions to operate regional airports in Greece, including Kalamata International airport. This would be the second tranche of…..

Country Insight: #31 – Greece

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Mamma mia! Greece’s travel and tourism sector is the main driver of its economy and its GDP contribution is almost double the global average

New data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that the Greek travel and tourism sector grew at a rate of +6.9% in…..

Crisis, what crisis? Athens Airport continues rapid traffic growth as concession agreement is extended another 20 years

The Greek Parliament is expected to ratify the extension of the Athens International Airport SA’s  concession to run Athens International Airport by a further 20…..

It has been an almost 35 year old story, but the New Heraklion Airport in Kastelli is moving (slightly) nearer to fulfilment

The Greek Court of Auditors has approved a convention for the construction of Kastelli/New Heraklion Airport on the island of Crete, to replace the existing…..

Second wave of Greek airport concessions is under way; mainly island airports, but it will be a hard sell

Greece’s economic problems may not be as evident as they once were but one of the requirements placed on the government by the ‘Troika’ of…..

ANALYSIS: ‘G’ stands for growth in Europe’s forthcoming winter flight programme

As we prepare to enter the winter schedules, ‘G’ most definitely stands for growth in Europe with Gibraltar and Georgia leading the year-on-year capacity increases…..

Austerity measures could prompt sale of significant Athens International Airport stake

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund’s (HRADF) executive chairman Aris Xenofos confirmed the agency is hoping to sell its 30% stake in Athens International Airport…..

Airline Insight: Aegean Airlines

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Athens International Airport is on the up as there are clear signs the Greek financial tragedy is slipping into history

May 2018 saw the highest monthly passenger traffic figures at Athens International Airport since 2008, a year forever etched in history as the one in…..