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Aktion National Airport (IATA: PVK, ICAO: LGPZ) is an airport serving Preveza and Lefkada in Greece. It is also known as Preveza Airport. The airport is also used by NATO and Hellenic Air Force Command. The airport commenced operations in 1968.[4]

Aktion National Airport

Αεροδρόμιο Ακτίου
Summary
Airport typePublic and military
Owner/OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
ServesPreveza / Lefkada, Greece
LocationAktion
Elevation AMSL11 ft / 3 m
Coordinates38°55′32″N 20°45′55″E / 38.92556°N 20.76528°E / 38.92556; 20.76528Coordinates: 38°55′32″N 20°45′55″E / 38.92556°N 20.76528°E / 38.92556; 20.76528
Websitewww.pvk-airport.gr/en
Map
PVK is located in Greece
PVK
PVK
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07L/25R 2,871 9,419 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers583,666
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 2.6%
Aircraft movements5,394
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 1.9%

Contents

HistoryEdit

In December 2015 the privatisation of Aktion National Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalised with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund.[6] "We signed the deal today", the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[7] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Aktion National Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.[citation needed]

Future - Fraport Greece’s investment planEdit

On 22 March 2017, Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 Greek regional airports, including the International Airport of Chania.[8]

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports, as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations, before the launch of the 2017 summer season include:

  • General clean-up
  • Improving lighting, marking of airside areas
  • Upgrading sanitary facilities
  • Enhancing services and offering new free Internet connection (WiFi)
  • Implementing works to improve fire safety in all the areas of the airports

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will start in October 2017 and will be implemented for Aktion National Airport under Fraport-Greece’s investment plan by 2021:

  • Terminal expansion by 2,381 m² and refurbishment
  • HBS inline screening
  • Reorganizing airport apron area
  • Refurbishing airside pavement
  • 75 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 8 to 14)
  • 60 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 5 to 8)
  • Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 4)

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Avanti AirSeasonal Charter: Innsbruck
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade[9]
Braathens Regional Aviation Seasonal charter: Malmö[10]
Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal: Bergamo,[11] Bologna,[12] Rome–Fiumicino
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus,[13] Billund,[14] Copenhagen[14]
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[15]
Flybe Seasonal charter: Birmingham[16]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 24 May 2020), London–Stansted (begins 10 May 2020), Manchester (begins 10 May 2020)[17]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo–Gardermoen,[18] Stockholm–Arlanda[10]
Olympic Air Seasonal: Athens
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Seasonal charter: Salzburg,[19] Vienna
Ryanair Seasonal: Budapest
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[18] Gothenburg,[10] Stavanger[18], Oslo–Gardermoen
Sky Express Corfu, Kefalonia, Sitia
Smartwings[20] Seasonal: Brno, Prague
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[21]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted ,[22] Manchester
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Bari,[23] Naples,[24] Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino

Traffic statistics[1]Edit

Annual passenger traffic
Year Flights Passengers % Annual
change
1994 1,648 172,879  
1995 1,898 213,058  23.2%
1996 1,906 202,280  5.1%
1997 2,043 237,951  17.6%
1998 2,250 263,393  10.7%
1999 1,837 242,145  8.1%
2000 2,331 299,415  23.7%
2001 2,208 301,882  0.8%
2002 2,337 329,048  9.0%
2003 3,011 298,852  9.2%
2004 3,156 288,975  3.3%
2005 3,061 300,853  4.1%
2006 3,014 288,555  4.1%
2007 3,260 321,761  11.5%
2008 3,256 328,119  2.0%
2009 3,034 310,923  5.2%
2010 2,758 292,448  5.9%
2011 2,728 294,156  0.6%
2012 2,858 288,835  1.8%
2013 3,166 316,365  9.5%
2014 3,590 358,245  13.2%
2015 3,940 388,295  8.4%
2016 4,510 472,870  21.8%
2017 5,295 569,082  20.3%
2018 5,394 583,666  2.6%
2019 (Jan-Aug) 4.137 472.622  9,1%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AKTIO AIRPORT". YPA.gr. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ Airport information for LGPZ at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for PVK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "AKTIO AIRPORT" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". TornosNews.gr. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's F". Reuters.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  9. ^ "Aviolet charter schedule 2018" (PDF). aviolet.rs. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Flight". apollo.se.
  11. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". RoutesOnline.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Blu-express open seasonal routes from Bologna to Greece". Blu-express.com.
  13. ^ "Sivota". aarhuscharter.dk.
  14. ^ a b "Flight". apollorejser.dk.
  15. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Finnair Adds New European Routes in S16". AirlineRoute.net. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.pvk-airport.gr/en/flights--more/flights--destinations/destinations/destinations/dest_id-1595/nd_id-1595
  17. ^ https://www.jet2.com/flights/greece/preveza
  18. ^ a b c "Flight". apollo.no.
  19. ^ "Peoples fliegt Charterflüge ab Salzburg - Austrian Aviation Net". www.AustrianAviation.net. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  20. ^ "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com.
  21. ^ "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Flight Timetable". thomascookairlines.com.
  23. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 10OCT16". RoutesOnline.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  24. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 14OCT16". RoutesOnline.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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