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Advisory Issued for Athens Airport

The World Jewish Congress has sent a message to Jewish communities worldwide alerting them that Athens’ Helleikon Airport was cited by the Federal Aviation Administration for not meeting international security standards.

“The FAA had advised Greek officials months ago that there were serious security problems at the Athens airport,” said WJC Executive Director Elan Steinberg.

After issuing the citation, the FAA formally told airlines that an advisory alerting passengers to the security problems at Athens’ airport must be posted on all tickets for travel to the airport, Steinberg said.