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Athens
International Airport

Eleftherios Venizelos

IATA: ATH
ICAO: LGAV
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Athens Airport

Eleftherios Venizelos

The Athens International Airport (ATH) is the largest airport in Greece and the 19th busiest airport in Europe. It is located 20 km east of Athens city center. The airport has two terminals and can handle up to 50 million passengers per year.

The airport is owned and operated by Athens International Airport S.A.

The Athens International Airport is a major international airport serving the city of Athens and the Attica region of Greece. It is the busiest airport in Greece and the 19th busiest airport in Europe. The airport has two terminals and can handle up to 50 million passengers per year.

Location

The Athens International Airport is located 20 km east of Athens city center.

Rank and quality

The Athens International Airport is ranked as a 4-star airport by Skytrax. It has received numerous awards for its quality of service, including the "Best Airport in Southern Europe" award from Skytrax in 2019.

Statistics and average of passengers

In 2019, the Athens International Airport handled over 25 million passengers. The average number of passengers per day is approximately 70,000.

Distance from the center of the city of Athens

The Athens International Airport is located 20 km east of Athens city center.

Facilities

The Athens International Airport has a wide range of facilities for passengers, including:

  • Duty-free shops

  • Restaurants and cafes

  • Bars and lounges

  • Currency exchange bureaus

  • ATMs

  • Business centers

  • Medical facilities

  • Play areas for children

  • Free Wi-Fi

Civil aviation systems

The Athens International Airport is equipped with the latest civil aviation systems, including:

  • Air traffic control systems

  • Landing systems

  • Navigation systems

  • Security systems

Sizes and group types of aircraft can handle

The Athens International Airport can handle all types of aircraft, including:

  • Wide-body aircraft

  • Narrow-body aircraft

  • Regional aircraft

  • Cargo Aircraft

History

The Athens International Airport was opened in 1960. It was originally built to serve the Olympic Games that were held in Athens that year. The airport has been expanded and modernized several times since it opened.

Aircraft fees

The Athens International Airport charges a variety of fees to aircraft operators, including:

  • Landing fees

  • Takeoff fees

  • Parking fees

  • Passenger fees

Provided services to travelers, aircraft crews, and aircraft

The Athens International Airport provides a variety of services to travelers, aircraft crews, and aircraft, including:

  • Passenger handling services

  • Baggage handling services

  • Cargo handling services

  • Aircraft maintenance services

  • Catering services

  • Ground transportation services

Owner and operator

Athens Airport is owned and operated by a consortium of Greek and foreign companies, including the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, the Copelouzos Group, and Fraport AG. Fraport AG is a German-based company that specializes in managing airports worldwide.

Ways to get to the airport from the center of Athens and the cost

There are a number of ways to get to the Athens International Airport from the center of Athens, including:

  • By taxi: The cost of a taxi from the center of Athens to the airport is approximately €30-50.

  • By bus: The X95 bus runs from the center of Athens to the airport every 30 minutes. The cost of a ticket is €6.

  • By train: The Proastiakos train runs from the center of Athens to the airport every 30 minutes. The cost of a ticket is €10.

  • By metro: The Metro Line 3 runs from the center of Athens to the airport every 30 minutes. The cost of a ticket is €10.

The Fixed Base Operator (FBO)

The Athens International Airport has a number of fixed base operators (FBOs), including:

  • Jet Aviation

  • Swissport

  • Universal Aviation

Statistics (Annual statistics, Busiest passenger routes by country, Airline market share, Airline alliance market share)

In 2019, the Athens International Airport handled over 25 million passengers. The busiest passenger routes by country were:

  • United Kingdom

  • Germany

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

The airline market share at the Athens International Airport is as follows:

  • Aegean Airlines: 40%

  • Ryanair: 15%

  • EasyJet: 10%

  • Lufthansa: 5%

  • British Airways: 5%

The airline alliance market share at the Athens International Airport is as follows:

  • Star Alliance: 40%

  • Oneworld: 30%

  • SkyTeam: 20%

POSTAL ADDRESS:

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AIRPORT OF ATHENS «EL. VENIZELOS»
SPATA, p.c. 190 19 ATHENS - GREECE

Telephone Center:

+30-210-35-30-000

AFTN:

LGAVZTZ

FBO:

YES
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