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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-07-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Olympic Airways-domestic fares increase
  • [02] Olympic Aviation-airport services
  • [03] Nine fires still blazing

  • [01] Olympic Airways-domestic fares increase

    14/07/2000 13:18:55

    Olympic Airways on Friday announced it was raising its domestic air fares by 5.0 percent from Saturday, July 15, in a move aiming to increase the national carrier's profitability by around three billion drachmas.

    The new fares will be reduced by 2.0 percent from September 15.

    The decision has been approved by the National Economy Ministry last month.

    [02] Olympic Aviation-airport services

    14/07/2000 13:13:50

    Aegean ministry secretary-general, I. Mahaeridis, on Friday handed over the sum of 646 million drachmas to Olympic Aviation to be used for the supply of airports over the next six years.

    The supplies include 11 mini-vans, a mini-bus, six computer systems, two multi-purpose vehicles, three fuel-tank trucks, an air-compressor, eight tractors, three passenger ladders and nine power generators.

    The supplies will be used to improve ground services at the island airports of Astypalaea, Syros, Paros, Milos, Karpathos, Kassos, Leros, Naxos and Kastelorizo in south Aegean.

    [03] Nine fires still blazing

    14/07/2000 12:21:11

    Nine wildfires were still raging throughout Greece on Friday morning and had destroyed thousands of stremma of forest and farmland and tes of homes.

    The largest blaze was in Corinth prefecture, where the fire, burning in a 25-kilometre radius, was approaching the villages of Pasios, Rozena, Vasiliko, Pyrgos, Loutro and Vrissoula. More than 30 homes were burned and 10 people were taken to hospital Thursday with burns or respiratory problems.

    Another large fire was blazing in Achaia prefecture, near the town of Akrata, and firefighters were concentrating efforts on keeping the fire from spreading to the Vouraikos valley. The fire, according to estimates Friday morning, had consumed 12,000 stremma of forest and farmland and burned 10 homes.


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