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August 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Olympic Airways twin-prop airliner with 34 Greeks aboard crashed into a mountainside on the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Thursday, and an early search reported no sign of survivors. The twin-engine, British-built Short aircraft was on a domestic flight from Salonica, in northern Greece, to Samos, off Turkey's western Anatolian coast, with 31 passengers, including an infant, and three crew members. The plane gave no sign of trouble before disappearing from radar screens, officials said.
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July 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
EU Clears Subsidies for Air France, Olympic: The European Union has approved billions of dollars in subsidies for Air France and Greece's Olympic Airways for the next three years. The EU's executive commission will let France pump $3.7 billion into its money-losing carrier and approved Greek plans to inject $2.28 billion to help restructure state-owned Olympic. Even before the decision, Britain threatened to take the commission to court if it approved the subsidies.
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July 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
EU Clears Subsidies for Air France, Olympic: The European Union has approved billions of dollars in subsidies for Air France and Greece's Olympic Airways for the next three years. The EU's executive commission will let France pump $3.7 billion into its money-losing carrier and approved Greek plans to inject $2.28 billion to help restructure state-owned Olympic. Even before the decision, Britain threatened to take the commission to court if it approved the subsidies.
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August 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Olympic Airways twin-prop airliner with 34 Greeks aboard crashed into a mountainside on the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Thursday, and an early search reported no sign of survivors. The twin-engine, British-built Short aircraft was on a domestic flight from Salonica, in northern Greece, to Samos, off Turkey's western Anatolian coast, with 31 passengers, including an infant, and three crew members. The plane gave no sign of trouble before disappearing from radar screens, officials said.
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June 15, 1986 | From Reuters
More than 30 Olympic Airways flights out of Athens were canceled Saturday as a strike by pilots and flight engineers entered its third day. The airline has fired 20 pilots and four engineers so far, officials said.
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May 5, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Nude photographs of Dimitra Liani, the blonde mistress of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, were splashed across the pages of Greek newspapers today. They included a series of previously unpublished topless photos of the 34-year-old Olympic Airways flight attendant while on a Mediterranean cruise with Papandreou, 70, last summer.
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February 13, 1987 | From Deutsche Presse-Agentur
An estimated 1.5 million Greek workers followed a call for a 24-hour general strike Thursday to protest the Socialist government's austerity program. The strike paralyzed work in factories, offices, banks and on construction sites. Also affected were the state-run railway company and the Olympic Airways airline.
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March 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Exhaust from the engines of an Olympic Airways Airbus plane overturned a police car at Athens Airport on Wednesday, killing a police officer and injuring his driver, an airline spokesman reported. The jetliner was parked in the airport testing area when the police car passed close by.
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November 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
EC Calls Air Fare Hikes Too Steep: The EC Commission ruled that 40 air fare increases by five European airlines last year were excessively steep. It ordered EC countries to ensure these prices were not used to calculate 1991 fares, a move that could lower fares on more than two dozen European routes. The five companies that had 1990 fare hikes disallowed are British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Olympic Airways and Scandinavian Airline System.
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August 25, 1988 | United Press International
Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou flew to London today to undergo additional tests following a heart checkup two days ago, government officials said. The 69-year-old prime minister, who was rushed to a hospital for a cardiogram Tuesday night, flew to London on a specially chartered Olympic Airways flight to consult with heart specialists. The socialist prime minister suffers from a thickening of the aorta, restricting the flow of blood to the heart.
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October 22, 1985
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks went on a one-day strike to protest austerity measures by the Socialist government. Building workers, factory and shop employees, taxi and bus drivers, nurses, telephone operators and airport workers were among those who walked out. Flights of state-owned Olympic Airways and many by foreign carriers were canceled. Army vehicles provided public transportation. The strikes were called to protest a 15% devaluation, wage curbs and cuts in public spending.
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