Fraport fail Tourists end up in Kos Crete and Turkey instead of

first_imgHundreds of tourists found themselves stranded earlier this week due to an operational issue at the Diagoras airport in Rhodes that send holidaymakers to the wrong destination.Flights with the island of Rhodes as their final destination ended up landing on the islands of Kos and Crete and even in Turkey, due to a system failure.Diagoras airport is one of the 14 Greek airports that were privatised last year and are being operated by German consortium Fraport.The electronic data systems of the reportedly crashed making the electronic check in process impossible; all the check ins had to be done manually resulting in long delays in arrivals and departures.Moreover, airplanes were diverted elsewhere to avoid air collisions and travelers had to spend even up to four days away from their destination. The issue begun as early as Sunday and continued till Monday, affecting several flights.In many instances, airplanes had to fly over Rhodes for over an hour as there was no parking allocated prior to being redirected.“All tourists arrived on Rhodes yesterday,” reported local newspaper Dimokratiki yesterday, noting that a total of seven charter flights landed at Dalaman airport in Turkey and another six on Kos and Crete. Local tour operators reportedly took care of the tourists’ accommodation and ensured their safe transportation by sea and air to Rhodes.“The unprecedented problem at the airport caused a great deal of disruption to the airline’s flight program, but it also resulted in the great discomfort of the visitors and the defamation of the island.” the newspaper continued.Fraport attributed the mixup to a third party provider.“Fraport’s priority is to look at what exactly went wrong, why the back-up system did not work and to decide whether it will continue the cooperation with the provider or require ‘safeguards’ to avoid similar problems in the future,” a Fraport spokesperson told Dimokratiki.Two days before the incident Fraport Greece chief Alexander Zinell had promised officials on Rhodes that the Diagoras airport would be upgraded to a level compatible with the Dodecanese capital’s prestigious status. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   Before the start of the draft, Peterson spent some time with Cam Newton, Deion Sanders, Les Miles and the family members he brought as guests for his big moment.Miles, Peterson’s coach at LSU, talked with Peterson and shared that he will be missing him big time come the start of the school’s next season.“I can’t wait to see [Newton] play and I know he can’t wait to see me play as well,” Peterson said on the video after Newton was taken first overall by the Carolina Panthers. Little did he know at the time that if both players become Week 1 starters, they’ll be facing off on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium.Shortly after the Bengals selected A.J. Green with the fourth overall pick, his moment came. Peterson noticed he was receiving a phone call and silently pointed it out to his guests.“Hello?” he answered.“Patrick how you doing?” came Ken Whisenhunt’s voice on the other side.He replied, “Hey, how you doing Coach?”“Good. Well we’re excited that we’re going to get you. I think that obviously you’ll be a good addition to our football team and we’re going to expect a lot out of you.” Top Stories Patrick Peterson walked onto the red carpet leading up to Radio City Music Hall wearing a red tie, red pocket square and red sunglasses.Lots of red.He walked out of the 2011 NFL Draft as an Arizona Cardinal, with the color signifying a whole lot more.As part of an All Access video from the NFL Network and the Cardinals, Peterson was followed around during the draft by cameras, giving fans insight on how his life changed in the span of five draft picks. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Whisenhunt won’t be the only one. After receiving his first of many Arizona Cardinals jerseys, Peterson didn’t hesitate to give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a bear hug and walked off the stage to cheers and congratulations from fans.The congratulations will soon turn into expectations, but Peterson appears ready. Walking backstage, new jersey in hand, he kept his excitement brief.“I’m a Cardinal!” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more