An upheaval of representatives of the Greek Diaspora of America and Canada was caused by the decision made by Marfin Investment Group (MIG) to reduce the number of itineraries of Olympic Airways, regarding destinations such as New York, Toronto, Montreal and Johannesburg. Anastasios Christoforou, president of the Federation of Greek Communities in South Africa, mentioned that the Athens-Johannesburg route is the most crucial link between metropolitan Greece and a sector of Hellenism that lives under special conditions in the southernmost tip of Africa, noting that the route boosts entrepreneurial activity that has recently been developed between Greece and South Africa. Circles at MIG noted that the company is gearing towards continuing Olympic Air routes to NY, Johannesburg, Montreal and Toronto via a common code with other airlines. MIG also states that starting October, the company will restart routes to Australia with the same method of cooperation and added that the reduction of the company’s network by 65% of the total of the previous company is an obligation made to the European commission. The related agreement has already been completed with DELTA airlines for the US with the existence of Greek crew members on board while the remaining agreements are in the final stages of completion.