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Greek islands travelSeaplane hopes sink even deeper

Ambitious plans to launch seaplane services in the Greek Islands look ready to be sunk, for the 2016 holiday season at least. Hellenic Seaplanes has been trying to get a seaplane network out of deep water since 2013 but has yet to get a flight in the air. The latest setback is a Greek government plan for new laws to place private waterway projects under the control of the state. The move looks likely to put a damper on private investment in the long-awaited project and could lead to companies and private investors pulling their cash out of existing schemes. According to sources, a bill is expected to go before the Greek parliament which will seek to cancel all current private initiatives and to place projects into public-private partnerships. Permits for waterway landing and take-off ...

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