A new carrier is expected to connect Greece with North America, with SkyGreece Airlines filling a void in direct connections between the east Mediterranean country with cities hosting large ethnic Greek communities.
The new carrier was founded by Greek expatriate businesspeople and is headed by Father Nikolaos Alexandris.
The Association of Greek Tourist Businesses (SETE) said that the 25 mln target of international tourist arrivals in Greece in 2014 is attainable.
There were more than 810,000 international arrivals recorded in Greece by the end of March 2015. The figure went up from about 29% compared to the same quarter last year, marking an additional 180,000 arrivals.
Ryanair's Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien announced on Tuesday the airline's plans to double passenger traffic through Macedonia airport by 2018.
At a press conference held on Tuesday, O'Brien said that the company's aim is to increase the number of passengers travelling through Thessaloniki airport by 500,000 per year for the next 3 years.