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PATRAS / ARAXOS AIRPORT
National Airport

IATA: GPA
ICAO: LGRX
Araxos_National_airport

Araxos Airport

National Airport

Araxos Airport, also known as Patras Araxos Airport, is a small airport in western Greece. In this article, we will discuss the systems of civil aviation, the facilities, the history, the owner and the operator of the airport, the distance from the center of Patra, the fees, and the ways to get to the airport from the center of Patra.

Systems of Civil Aviation

Araxos Airport has advanced systems of civil aviation that ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft. The airport has a modern air traffic control tower and a range of navigational aids, including radar and instrument landing systems. The airport also has a fire station and a medical center to handle emergencies.

Facilities

Araxos Airport has limited facilities due to its small size. The terminal building houses a check-in area, a baggage claim area, and waiting rooms. There is also a cafe and a gift shop available for passengers. However, there is no car rental service available at the airport.

History

Araxos Airport was initially built in the 1930s as a military airbase. After World War II, the airport was converted for civilian use and opened to commercial flights in 1971. In 2011, the airport underwent significant renovations to modernize its facilities and enhance the passenger experience.

Owner and Operator

Araxos Airport is owned and operated by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), a public organization responsible for the regulation and supervision of civil aviation in Greece. The HCAA is also responsible for developing and managing airports in Greece.

Distance from the Center of Patra

Araxos Airport is located approximately 50 kilometers west of Patra, the third-largest city in Greece. It takes approximately 45-60 minutes to drive from the center of Patra to the airport.

Fees

The fees for using Araxos Airport vary depending on the type of aircraft and the services required. For more information on fees, please get in touch with the airport directly.

Ways to Get to the Airport from the Center of Patra

The most convenient way to get to Araxos Airport from the center of Patra is by taxi, which takes approximately 45-60 minutes and costs around 50-60€.

Alternatively, a bus service runs from the center of Patra to the airport, with a journey time of approximately 1.5-2 hours and a cost of around 10-15€.

POSTAL ADDRESS

NATIONAL CIVIL AIRPORT OF ARAXOS

P.C. 25200  KATO AHAIA

PHONE NUMBERS

Telephone Center:

+30-26930-54200

The Airport Police Station (24/7 operation):

+30-26930-54222

Fax:

+30-26930-54222

Telex:

LGPZDYX

AFTN:

LGPZDYX

E-mail:

araxos@hcaa.gr

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