Venezuelan FM was onboard 'mystery' aircraft, says civil aviation authority
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza was onboard the government plane that landed at Athens International Airport on Saturday, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Tuesday.
The statement came after broadcaster Skai TV reported that a Venezuelan aircraft had landed at the airport under secrecy and remained in Athens for four hours before flying off. It also said that other EU countries had refused to let the plane land.
CAA said it was an "ordinary flight" that travelled through Greek airspace according to its submitted flight plan.
The flight plan showed it left Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates at 7.30 a.m. (Greek time) and landed in Athens at 13.59 p.m. (Greek time), after flying over Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
While waiting for the plane to refuel, Arreaza waited in the VIP lounge, following a relevant request from the...