Athens international airport was built in the year 2001. It is the largest airport in Greece and the 27th busiest in all of Europe. The airport serves as a connection to most of the Greek Islands by ferry and via the Airlines, private jets, and helicopters. Athens airport has two parallel runways, and it is a SLOT coordinated airport. Especially in the busy seasons from June till the end of August, Athens international airport is a drop-off airport only as the overnight parking is scarce. Athens international airport is home to Agean Airlines and a few other smaller airlines that are seasonal.
The History of Athens international airport
Athens airport was established in 2001 February. It was made ready five months in advance and ready for the Athens Olympics. Athens airport is named after a former prime minister Eleftherios Venizelos who had made significant contributions to the Greek Airforce and civil aviation.
Athens International Airport Terminals
Athens International airport has two terminals. The Main terminal is divided into Terminal A and terminal B and a satellite terminal, which is easily accessible via the underground trains. Athens international airport has many private jets and general aviation handlers like Signature flight support, Alpha Jet and Epsilon Aviation.
Information And Restrictions Athens International Airport
ICAO – LGAV, IATA – ATH
|Longest Hard Surface Runway (ft)|
13123 x 148, 03R/21L
5:37:37 PM (+2.00)
|Local Standard Time|