Bureaucracy, the operational and financial difficulties related to the operation of seaplanes and the lack of licensing of a sufficient number of waterways have led to yet another failed attempt. In 2004 it was AirSea Lines that launched flights to Greece, starting from Corfu and Paxos.
However, in 2008, due to various problems such as the non-licensing of the central waterway in Athens and the withdrawal of investors, among others, it ceased operations, while in the period 2008-2009, Argo Airways in Volos had the same fate.
Since then there have been several legislative efforts aimed at “getting seaplanes flying in the summer”, but this has not been made feasible. Two companies appear willing to start operating, with the prerequisite of building, licensing and operating a sufficient number of waterways. These are Grecian Air Seaplanes and Hellenic Seaplanes, while the construction and operation of the waterways have been undertaken by the companies Water Airports (related to Grecian Air Seaplanes) and Hellenic Seaplanes.