VISITING A GOLDEN PLACE

I consider myself blessed every time I come to the Cycladic Island of Paros. There is something nice, pleasant and exciting about this place. This time, I visited Paros for a week. Staying outside Naoussa, in the North-Eastern side of the island. This touristy village has its own character with special attractiveness and splendour. It is a good location for …

WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION AND CHANGE

Prosperous business and organizations are well aware of the importance of effective workplace communication. In fact, ‘team communication’ is vital for success, whether we are talking about objectives, safety, operations or leadership. Even so, for communication to be effective it must be genuine, regular, clear and consistent. Not forgetting, communication is a ‘two-way street’ where both sides offer an equal …

Share good things with others

On a recent business trip to Derby (UK), I discovered an elegant bar-restaurant. I felt an obligation to share this experience with others. Why would you do this, one may ask? Firstly, because as a blogger I want to share helpful information with my readers. Secondly, I feel that a moral customer’s commitment urges me to give consumers good news. …

End of Month News Stories

Bigger summer schedule by Ryanair Read with great interest the latest Ryanair statement in which the company announced a big increase on their flights for the coming summer. The programme will mainly concentrate on the airline’s Dublin operations with accompanying increases on investment and jobs. According to the company this is their biggest ever schedule. It will contain more flights …

PET-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY ABROAD

For dog owners who plan to fly on a holiday and wonder whether to take their pet along or not, is often a puzzling decision. Going on an overseas trip, dog owners have to ponder numerous aspects other than their own requirements. Take accommodation rules, regulations, local culture at destination and of course, vaccinations. Before departure, they must take into …

Industry News Stories

UK Airshows 2022 Considering the current circumstances and the events of the past two years, 2022 looks more optimistic in terms of airshows. The past couple of seasons have been disastrous as far as airshows are concerned. Having said that, few events were delivered last year. However, nothing of the customary ratio and extravagance these activities usually involve.    Here …

The outstanding beauty of the ‘Dales’

Some of England’s most beautiful scenery, lies between the “Dales” and Scotland. For those who are not familiar, the Yorkshire Dales is the upland region in Northern England. The biggest part of this area forms the Yorkshire Dales District National Park. Historically, the area is linked with hard manual labour for ‘lead mining’. The remnants of this industry scar the …

Dubai Airshow 2021 completed

The 2021 Dubai Airshow has finished successfully. This biennial occasion is on top of my list of the most exciting aviation events happening anywhere around the globe. I have not been able to attend the event this year although this has not stopped me tracking developments closely. When it comes to value for entertainment and enjoyment associated with this event, …

A short visit to “Little Bay”

After a very long time I revisited panoramic Oban, Scotland’s well-liked west-coast holiday town. For many years, I postponed a trip to the “little bay”, because unjustifiably, I presumed an unpleasant road journey. My memories from the last time when I travelled from Glasgow to Oban, were of an endless and winding road. This impression was enough to put me …

THE TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY

DEMOCRACY: ‘An organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights.’ It is extremely sad to witness our world steadily moving away and getting more detached from this conviction nowadays. In its history, humanity has fought against tyrants, overthrown dictators and defeated cruel despots. Only to reach a situation where human rights and civil liberties are …

PLAN AHEAD – AVOID DISASTER

It seems extreme foolish for anyone who manages a business or an organization to believe that nothing can go wrong. In reality, a number of things could and possibly will go wrong at some point. A member of staff calling off work, could leave you unable to provide a service. Equipment breakdown will leave you powerless on the day, affecting …

A DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

The forest fires that broke out in Greece in the past few days are nothing less than heart-breaking.  The situation is distressing not only for the Greek people, for anyone who can bear a little compassion for others and possibly cares a fraction about nature. Watching the television images seeing households and entire villages in flames, generates uncontainable sadness. As …

WEATHER SHOULDN’T SPOIL YOUR TRIP

For aviation, weather is a constant that influences decisively the industry’s welfare. We only have to look some basic data and statistics to understand its serious impact on the efficiency of airport operations. Weather is the main cause for delays, a contributing factor for accidents and initiator of many operational problems. We have to understand that even though weather and …

Latest News Stories

eVTOL aircraft emerging rapidly The development of eVTOL Electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing is happening rather swiftly.  A number of well-established aerospace manufactures as well as newer companies have rushed to develop their own aircraft. Both industry giants Airbus and Boeing have been intensely involved in the development process. Large airlines have also committed themselves contractually to purchase a high …

THE TRAVEL MASQUERADE

Travel and holidays have become a game-show nowadays. Governments and their sidekick organizations (we all know who these are) treat people like tennis balls in a dog-chase plot. Everyone is confused to say the least, except those who write the rules and who actually don’t know themselves what the rules mean. In my opinion, what we see happening is the …

Industry News Stories

ICAO to investigate seeming diversion The apparently diverted flight from Athens to Vilnius has certainly generated a degree of confusion and turbulence. Following Ryanair’s instructed landing, the air transport and travel sectors try to understand the repercussions for international flights over this region.  As a result, the ICAO Council expressed strong concerns regarding this incident. Having convened at a special …

Mental Health Awareness

This week between 10th – 16th May, is dedicated on Mental Health Awareness. Airport Bureau is supporting this campaign and will provide as required any necessary assistance to relevant groups and organizations. As in many other areas and settings, mental health problems are relatively common in the workplace. In fact, it is often the leading cause of sickness absence. In …

Industry News Stories

Climate-friendly approach by Munich Airport I read with great interest the airport’s press release on “green kerosene”. From next month, aircraft operating from Munich airport will be able to use this climate-friendly fuel. The company announced that Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) will be stored at the airport’s fuel farm. They also believe that the SAF approved tank and refuelling system …

The ‘WFH’ phenomenon

Businesses and individuals find themselves in a – relatively – new reality now. ‘Working from home’, is the popular concept, which has been vividly in-place over the past year. However, is the phenomenon a blessing or an anathema? For both companies and individuals, there are certainly numerous flexible possibilities that come with this practice. Interestingly, as I pointed out in …

2021 Greek Bicentennial Celebrations

Celebrations in Greece are always a very serious business. You only have to look how Greeks revel their ‘Name-Day’ a custom to celebrate their Christian (holy) name even more than birthdays. Similarly, other celebrations like Easter for example in Greece are magnificent and they have not slightly lost their radiance over the years. It is exactly because of the nation’s …