Transport in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki was expected to remain without bus service at least until Monday after workers went on strike on Saturday demanding unpaid salaries.
The Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) said it will pursue legal action on Monday to stop the strike but workers appeared adamant they will not back down from their demands.
Greece's 14 regional airports will be delivered to Germany's Fraport by mid-February, the country's privatization agency (TAIPED) chief said on Friday.
Stergios Pitsiorlas also said that there was strong interest for a majority stake in Greece's second biggest port, Thessaloniki Port, and that binding bids were expected in January.
Fraport has said that it intends to increase passenger traffic at Thessaloniki's Makedonia airport by 48 percent in the next decade, after 5.3 million passengers passed through Greece's second-largest airport last year.
"Thessaloniki is taking off," Fraport Greece said on Wednesday while presenting its plans for the biggest of the 14 airports it has leased in the country.
Over 88,000 Greek passengers booked air flights online via the airtickets website for the 3 months in summer. According to the website’s data, the majority of the Greeks (69%) chose domestic destinations for their holidays, with Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chania and Santorini being on the top of their list of preferences.
Bus drivers in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, have threatened to resume strike action in protest at payment delays.
The president of the OASTH workers' union, Dimitris Tsermenidis, warned that drivers will walk off the job unless payments are made by October 12.
"We have no other means to claim unpaid work time," he said.