ECONOMY

No chance of AIA tax drop

The management of Athens International Airport (AIA) has no intention of reducing the airport tax it charges airlines with, despite constant pressure from the companies that use it.

Company?s officials say that AIA offers high-quality services for which users ought to pay the price, adding that the same airlines also choose to use other European terminals such as London Heathrow, which is more expensive and is plagued with operating problems.

Athens International Airport still has to pay off a number of loans, which eliminates any chances of a drop in the airport tax, its officials note.

Still, AIA is continuing its policy of offering incentives to airlines, encouraging them to offer special deals to their passengers.