Human activities

Aegean breaks passenger traffic record

Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines flew 15 million passengers last year, a record for the 20-year old airline, and boosted its load factor, it said on Friday.
Aegean, a member of the Star Alliance airline group, said overall passenger traffic grew 7 percent in 2019 with its load factor increasing to 84.8 percent from 83.9 percent a year earlier.

An Aircraft from the United States to Israel Made and Emergency Landing in Canada

A plane by Israeli airline El Al, flying from the United States to Israel, made an emergency landing at an airport in Canada due to smoke in the engine, passengers were not injured, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the airline, the plane landed at the airport in the Canadian city of Halifax.

Iran investigators say Ukrainian plane never called for help

Iranian investigators said on Jan. 9 the crew members of the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed the previous day never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back to the airport when the plane went down.

Iran's civil aviation authority made the comments in a preliminary crash report a day after the crash of the Ukrainian jetliner that killed all 176 people on board.

Open streets

The government's decision to introduce measures that will prevent small groups of protesters from causing traffic jams and disrupting public transport in downtown Athens is a step in the right direction as far as improving life in the Greek capital is concerned.

Crete Christmas manger robbed of its hay

Residents of a suburb in Iraklio on the island of Crete woke up on Friday to the robbery of hay balls that decorated a Christmas manger that was set up by the local cultural center.

The local website said the theft took place on Thursday night.

According to reports, the robbers took the hay to feed their livestock.