Greek Government Sells Almost all State Aircraft
By A. Papapostolou on August 28, 2012 in Economy, News
Austerity measures imposed on Greece have resulted in the government giving up almost all state flights.
Greeces prime minister has decided to get rid of two of the governments three jets as part of the debt-crippled countrys cost-cutting efforts.
A government statement says Antonis Samaras has instructed officials to hand over the biggest of the planes to the air force, which will use it for pilot training and as a medical transport.
A second Embraer jet will be sold, and the proceeds given to the armed forces whose budgets have been cut over the past two and a half years of austerity.
Mondays statement says the government will keep the third aircraft, but make it available to the air force when its not used for state missions.