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Greek islands travelNo Greek Island seaplanes in 2015

Hopes have faded for plans to get seaplanes flying tourist services between Greek Islands during the 2015 summer holiday season. Lack of a proper waterway network has left seaplane company Hellenic Seaplanes with plenty of aircraft but nowhere for them to land. Despite plans to open up to 100 seaplane routes across Greece and the Greek Islands this year, the company now admits that Corfu island has the only port with a registered waterway. Hellenic Seaplanes announced the setback in a meeting in Athens with Athens with Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications for Greece, Christos Spirtzis. Hellenic president Nikolas Charalambous said: "If all goes well, from 2016 Greeks can fly almost everywhere in the country via seaplanes." Although around 40 is...

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