Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών «Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος», Diethnís Aeroliménas Athinón "Elefthérios Venizélos"), commonly initialised as AIA (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV), is the largest international airport in Greece, serving the city of Athens and region of Attica. It began operation on 28 March 2001 (in time for the 2004 Summer Olympics) and is the main base of Aegean Airlines, as well as other smaller Greek airlines. It replaced the old Ellinikon International Airport.[2] Athens International is currently a member of Group 1 of Airports Council International (over 25 million)[3] as of 2019, it is the 26th-busiest airport in Europe.

Athens International Airport
"Eleftherios Venizelos"

Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών
«Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος»
Athens airport logo.svg
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος 2019-12-01 i.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAthens International Airport S.A.
ServesAthens, Greece
LocationSpata
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL308 ft / 94 m
Coordinates37°56′11″N 23°56′50″E / 37.93639°N 23.94722°E / 37.93639; 23.94722Coordinates: 37°56′11″N 23°56′50″E / 37.93639°N 23.94722°E / 37.93639; 23.94722
Websitewww.aia.gr
Map
ATH is located in Greece
ATH
ATH
Location in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03R/21L 13,123 4,000 Asphalt
03L/21R 12,467 3,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers25,574,030
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 6.0%
Aircraft movements225,628
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 3.9%
Sources: AIA Statistics[1]

HistoryEdit

Development and ownershipEdit

 
Athens International Airport under construction in June 2000
 
Terminal VOR/DME at Athens International Airport

AIA is located between the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata and Loutsa, about 20 km (12 mi) to the east of central Athens (30 km (19 mi) by road, due to intervening hills). The airport is named after Elefthérios Venizélos, the prominent Cretan political figure and Prime Minister of Greece, who made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s.[citation needed] As to-date, the airport is operated by AIA S.A. and ownership is divided between the Hellenic Republic (Greek State) and Private Sector in a 55%-45% stake following a PPP scheme for the airport company.[4] Currently, private investors include the Copelouzos Group (5%)[5] and PSP Investments of Canada (40%), following purchase of Hochtief's shares.[6]

The airport was constructed to replace the now-closed Athens (Ellinikon) International Airport, as the latter had reached its saturation point with no physical space for further growth.[7] Studies for a new airport had been carried out from as early as the 1970s, with as many as 19 different locations being looked at before an area close to the town of Spata was chosen as suitable.[7] Athens Airport SA, a state-owned company, was established in 1978 to proceed with the plans. However, after delays and slow development, the project was revived in 1991 with the then government launching an international tender for the selection of a build-own-operate-transfer partner for the airport project, with Hochtief of Germany being selected.[7]

In 1996, Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) was established as a Public–private partnership with a 30-year concession agreement.[1] That same year, the €2.1 billion development finally began with an estimated completion date of February 2001. The airport construction was completed five months before schedule, but was delayed opening a month due to surface connections to Attiki Odos not being completed.[7] The airport officially opened on 28 March 2001.[citation needed]

Its major features include two parallel runways being 4 km (2.5 mi) and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) long respectively. The airport has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency[8] and the Federal Aviation Administration[8] for take-offs and landings of the biggest passenger jet worldwide, the A380.[8] The first ever A380 to visit 'Eleftherios Venizelos' Athens International Airport made an emergency landing on 13 April 2011 for emergency medical reasons. The first scheduled A380 flight took place on 26 October 2012 by Emirates.[9]

Greek government debt-crisis impact (2009–2013)Edit

The Greek government-debt crisis reduced the overall passenger traffic of the airport for six consecutive years. Many long-haul airlines outright terminated service to the airport, while others chose to operate on a seasonal basis only, opting to terminate service during the winter months.[10] Moreover, these problems were further exacerbated by the closure of Olympic Airlines, which operated many long-haul flights to and from the airport. In 2013, the airport handled just above 12.5 million passengers, 3.2% fewer than in 2012 and lower by approximately 25% when compared to 2007's traffic, which was the all-time-high at that time.[1]

Recovery and new levels of passenger traffic (2014–2015)Edit

2014 signaled a strong recovery for the airport's passenger traffic and all statistical figures. More than ten new airlines started new flights to and from Athens. Aegean Airlines strengthened its network by 30% (with many more destinations scheduled for 2015) while Ryanair established a new base in the Athens Airport and added eight destinations. The airport company recorded an increase in passenger traffic in excess of 21% during 2014, reaching 15.1 million passengers, resulted both by new destinations but also by increased capacity offered on established ones. Characteristically, Singapore and Gulf Air resumed flights[11][12] while Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways fly more frequently to/from Athens.[13][14][15] Delta Air Line resumed their weekly flights and American Airlines retained their seasonal schedules to/from USA with even more frequent connectivity. From 2017 onwards, year-round services to Singapore are going to resume after more than five years. Flights are going to be operated by Scoot.

According to AIA published statistics, total traffic for 2015 achieved an impressive performance reaching almost 18.1 million passengers, an all-time-record for the airport at that time, increased by 19% on year-over-year basis[16] and by 1.55 million (+9.4%) the previous best, which was the pre-crisis year 2007. In addition, over the same period, aircraft traffic exhibited a solid growth of 14% year-over-year.[17] Moreover, in 2015 a significant rise (+38%) was recorded by transfer passengers, with the international to international transfer traffic marking an impressive increase (+60%) demonstrating the significant enhancement of the Athens airport connectivity.

Exceeding twenty million passengers (2016–2018) and beyondEdit

2016 was a landmark year for the Athens International Airport, both for domestic and international destinations. Annual results reflected a solid performance for a third year in a row fueled by double-digit growth, this time passing the twenty million mark, increased by 10.7% on year-over-year basis.[18] Healthy growth continued in 2017 with the airport showing traffic increase of 8.6% to a total of 21.7 million passengers, yet another all-time record for the Athens airport.[19] During 2018, the airport achieved yet another record high, reporting increased passenger traffic by 11% to more than 24.1 million passengers.[20] Equally, aircraft traffic achieved a new record with a reported annual growth of 10.8% to 217,094 movements.[21]

For the first three quarters of 2019, the airport traffic shows signs of further increase with passenger numbers up by 6.5%[22] to 19.97 million passengers and aircraft movements up by 3.2%.


TerminalsEdit

 
Check-in-area
 
Waiting-area

OverviewEdit

The airport currently has two terminals, the main terminal and the satellite terminal accessible by an underground link from the main terminal. It is designed to be extended in a modular approach over the ensuing years in order to accommodate increases in air travel. These extensions are planned in a six-phase framework. The first (and current) phase allowed the airport to accommodate 26 million passengers per year. When the airport originally opened, the current phase called for a capacity of only 16 million passengers per year; however, the capacity was able to increase without progressing to the next phase thanks to advanced IT logistics.[23] The sixth and final expansion phase will allow the airport to accommodate an annual traffic of 50 million passengers, with the current layout leaving enough space for five more terminals to be added.[7] As such, the parallel runway system currently in place has been designed to accommodate flight traffic with this high equivalent annual passenger load upon completion of the final expansion phase.[23]

Main TerminalEdit

The main terminal building handles all intra-Schengen flights, as well as several non-Schengen flights. All of the airport's 144 check-in desks are located in the Main Terminal and it has three separate levels, one for arrivals, one for departures and a food court level complete with a view of the eastern runway. Finally, the terminal is equipped with fourteen jet bridges and eleven belt conveyors for luggage.

  • Hall A is used for flights to Non-schengen countries and Non-European countries.
  • Hall B handles flights to Intra-schengen countries as well as domestic services.

In March 2018, the Athens International Airport issued a tender for its first physical expansion, concerning the south wings of the main terminal.[24] The tender called for a building expansion with a total area of approximately 14,950 square meters over five levels (levels 0 to 4). The construction company to build the expansion has been awarded in summer 2018 and the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2019. It will add 18 more counter check-in decks as well as additional space for arrivals, departures, security and automated control gates, it will also add expanded shopping area and new lounges by mid-2020.

Satellite TerminalEdit

The satellite terminal has two levels, one for arrivals and the other for departures.[23] It is easily accessible through an underground link complete with moving walkways. The terminal is equipped with ten jet bridges and is capable of handling annual traffic of six million passengers.

In recent years its parking stands were utilized for long term storage of airliners, specifically two ex-Olympic Airways Airbus A340-300s (both aircraft were transferred to its new owner in February 2017)[25] and a Boeing 767-300ER of defunct Greek start-up carrier SkyGreece Airlines. However, as of June 2017, the parking space of the satellite terminal is in full use for both Schengen and non-Schengen area flights and to accommodate increased traffic. From June 2017 some low-cost carriers were using it. On 24 May 2018, the Satellite Terminal officially restarted full operations. The airlines using it are Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, Eurowings, Norwegian, Transavia and Transavia France, TUIfly Belgium, Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Transat and Scoot.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Alexandroupoli, Amman–Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Chania, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Heraklion, Ioannina, Istanbul, İzmir, Jeddah, Kiev–Boryspil, Kos, Larnaca, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Madrid, Marrakesh, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Domodedovo, Munich, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rhodes, Rome–Fiumicino, Santorini, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zurich
Seasonal: Alexandria–Borg El Arab, Bari, Bordeaux, Casablanca, Catania, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hanover, Ibiza, Kraków, London–Gatwick, Luxembourg, Lyon, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Nuremberg, Pisa, Podgorica, Porto, Saint Petersburg, Skiathos, Split, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Toulouse, Tunis, Valencia
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air China Beijing–Capital
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Milan–Linate, Tel Aviv
American Airlines Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare (resumes 6 May 2021), Philadelphia (resumes 7 May 2021)
Asiana Airlines Seasonal charter: Seoul–Incheon
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Banja Luka
Blue Air Bacău (begins 7 October 2020),[26] Larnaca
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
Cyprus Airways Larnaca
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York–JFK (resumes 1 April 2021)[27]
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Naples
Seasonal: Geneva, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Orly
EgyptAir Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv
Ellinair Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Moscow–Vnukovo (begins 22 August 2020)[28]
Emirates Dubai–International, Newark (resumes 1 September 2020)[29]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Moscow–Domodedovo
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Gulf Air Bahrain
Iberia Madrid
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Jonika Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Zhuliany, Lviv
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seasonal charter: Seoul–Incheon
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Olympic Air Alexandroupoli, Chios, Corfu, Ikaria, Ioannina, Karpathos, Kavala, Kephalonia, Kos, Kythira, Lemnos, Leros, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naxos, Paphos, Paros, Samos, Sitia, Skiathos, Skyros, Zakynthos
Seasonal: Preveza/Aktion
Oman Air Seasonal: Muscat
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Ryanair Barcelona, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bratislava (resumes 27 October 2020), Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Charleroi, Dublin, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Katowice, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh (resumes 26 October 2020), Odesa (begins 27 October 2020), Palermo, Rome–Ciampino, Sofia (resumes 25 October 2020), Tel Aviv, Toulouse, Vienna, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Aqaba, Chania, Gdańsk, Gyumri (begins 27 October 2020),[30] Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Memmingen, Poznań, Santorini, Vilnius, Wrocław
Saudia Jeddah (resumes 2 September 2020)[31]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Gothenburg, Oslo–Gardermoen
Scoot Singapore
Sky Express Alexandroupoli, Astypalaia, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Heraklion, Ikaria, Ioannina, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastoria, Kephalonia, Kithira, Kos, Kozani, Lemnos, Milos, Mytilene, Naxos, Paros, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Syros, Zakynthos
Seasonal: Mykonos
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zurich
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Lille
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark (resumes 6 May 2021)[32]
Volotea Heraklion, Rhodes, Santorini, Venice
Seasonal: Bari (resumes 2 April 2021), Cagliari (begins 28 May 2021),[33] Corfu, Dubrovnik, Genoa (resumes 28 May 2021), Lyon, Marseille, Mykonos, Split, Strasbourg (resumes 2 June 2021), Verona (resumes 1 April 2021)
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (begins 2 October 2020),[34] Budapest, Dortmund, Katowice, Kiev–Zhuliany, Kutaisi, Larnaca, London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa, Varna, Vienna
Seasonal: Chișinău

StatisticsEdit

Athens International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Greece. By the end of 2019, it was the 26th busiest airport in Europe handling a total traffic of 25.57 million passengers.[1]

Annual statisticsEdit

Passenger, aircraft movement and cargo statistics at "El. Venizelos" airport: 2002–2020[1]
Year Passenger
traffic
Passenger
% change
Cargo
handled (kg.)
Cargo
% change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% change
2002 11,827,448 n/a   106,813,249 n/a   159,467 n/a  
2003 12,352,394 3.6   109,741,122 2.7   170,129 6.7  
2004 13,662,332 11.5   118,999,247 8.4   191,048 12.3  
2005 14,281,020 4.5   115,942,974 2.6   180,936 5.3  
2006 15,079,708 5.6   120,174,745 3.6   190,872 5.6  
2007 16,538,043 9.7   118,972,376 1.0   205,295 7.6  
2008 16,466,491 0.4   122,195,965 2.7   199,418 2.9  
2009 16,225,589 1.5   104,520,932 10.5   210,147 5.4  
2010 15,411,099 5.0   96,676,103 7.5   191,766 8.7  
2011 14,446,971 6.3   85,831,845 11.2   173,296 9.6  
2012 12,944,041 10.4   76,424,557 11.0   153,295 11.5  
2013 12,536,057 3.2   74,874,633 2.0   140,448 8.4  
2014 15,196,369 21.2   77,337,956 3.3   154,530 10.0  
2015 18,087,377 19.0   80,475,761 4.0   176,156 14.0  
2016 20,016,998 10.7   88,477,196 9.9   189,137 7.4  
2017 21,737,787 8.6   90,176,471 1,9   195,951 3.6  
2018 24,135,736 11.0   92,573,026 3.1   217,094 10.8  
2019 25,574,030 6.0   93,997,875 1.5   225,628 3.9  
2020 (Jul) 4,793,460 66.3   tbc tbc 61,627 51.7  
  Passenger traffic 2002–2019 (x1000)
  Aircraft movements 2002–2019 (x10)
  Cargo handled 2002–2019 (tonnes)

Busiest passenger routes by countryEdit

The table below shows passenger totals at Athens International Airport by country destination during 2018. [35]

Passenger traffic per country destination (2018)
Rank Country destination Passengers Change %
GR Domestic 7,730,535 5.6  
1 Germany 1,811,273 12.7  
2 Italy 1,632,395 10.3  
3 United Kingdom 1,449,640 9.0  
4 Cyprus 1,128,182 6.5  
5 France 1,074,206 10.6  
6 Turkey 806,655 13.8  
7 Switzerland 723,134 6.4  
8 Spain 590,241 22.5  
9 Netherlands 542,530 10.9  
10 United States 483,029 14.3  

Airline market shareEdit

Top Airlines at Athens[35]
Rank Airline Market Share
1 Aegean Airlines 47.5%
Olympic Air
2 Ryanair 10.7%
3 Sky Express 3.2%
4 Lufthansa 3.1%
5 Emirates 2.2%

Passengers 2018Edit

Busiest European destinations from Athens Airport[35]
Rank Destination Airport(s) Passengers Top carriers
1 London LHR, LGW, STN 1,264,641 Aegean Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair
2 Larnaca LCA 1,099,142 Aegean Airlines, Blue Air,
3 Rome FCO, CIA 808,041 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
4 Istanbul IST, SAW 786,072 Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines
5 Paris CDG, ORY 777,555 Aegean Airlines, Air France, easyJet, Transavia France
6 Frankfurt FRA 631,852 Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa
7 Milan MXP, BGY 485,622 Aegean Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair
8 Zurich ZRH 478,652 Aegean Airlines, Swiss Air Lines
9 Munich MUC 477,311 Aegean Airlines, Air China, Lufthansa
10 Amsterdam AMS 473,413 Aegean Airlines, KLM, Transavia
Busiest intercontinental destinations from Athens Airport[35]
Rank Destination Airport(s) Passengers Carriers
1 Tel Aviv TLV 427,083 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, El Al, Israir
2 New York City JFK, EWR 392,027 Delta Air Lines, Emirates, United Airlines
3 Dubai DXB 318,012 Emirates
4 Doha DOH 289,013 Qatar Airways
5 Cairo CAI 236,939 Aegean Airlines, EgyptAir
6 Abu Dhabi AUH 152,937 Etihad Airways
7 Beirut BEY 152,729 Aegean Airlines, Middle East Airlines
8 Toronto YYZ 132,629 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat
9 Montreal YUL 114,660 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat
10 Philadelphia PHL 91,002 American Airlines
Busiest domestic destinations from Athens Airport[35]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers Carriers
1 Thessaloniki SKG 1,537,097 Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Ryanair
2 Santorini JTR 1,133,994 Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Ryanair, Sky Express, Volotea
3 Heraklion HER 1,018,118 Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Sky Express
4 Rhodes RHO 624,864 Aegean Airlines, Ryanair
5 Chania CHQ 547,210 Aegean Airlines, Ryanair
6 Mykonos JMK 473,612 Aegean Airlines, Ellinair, Olympic Air, Ryanair, Sky Express, Volotea
7 Corfu CFU 327,144 Olympic Air, Ryanair
8 Mytilene MJT 269,410 Aegean Airlines, Volotea
9 Kos KGS 242,837 Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air
10 Alexandroupoli AXD 207,004 Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air

Ground transportEdit

Railway and MetroEdit

 
Metro station
 
Station's platforms

A railway station is immediately adjacent to the airport terminal, accessible by an elevated walkway. Athens Metro line 3 and the suburban railway service Proastiakos run trains to and from this station.[36]

RoadEdit

The airport is accessible by the Attiki Odos toll highway from the centre and northern Athens, Varis-Koropiou Avenue from the western part, Laurio Ave. from the South, and Spata-Loutsa Avenue from the East. A variety of parking options are available on site at the airport in three different parking lots. Located at the arrivals level, opposite the airport terminal, the airport offers short-term parking for up to five hours with 1,357 parking spaces available in lots P1 and P2.[37] Long-term parking is located across the airport's main access road (Attiki Odos) with 5,802 parking spaces in lot P3.[38] A free shuttle bus is available to transport passengers, while the lots are also accessible by foot to the terminal. Premium valet service is also offered at the Departures level by Entrance 3.[39]

TaxiEdit

Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located by exit 3 of the arrivals level.[40] Limousine service is also available upon request by the inner curbside of the arrivals level between exits 3 and 4.[40]

BusEdit

Four bus lines (X93, X95, X96, X97)[41] connect directly to the Athens greater area, X95 starts from Syntagma square, X93 connects the airport to intercity bus stations (KTEL Kifissos Bus Terminal and Liosion bus terminal), X96 to Athens main port Piraeus and X97 to Elliniko metro station the Southern terminal of Line 2.[42] Buses disembark passengers at the departures level and depart from the arrivals level between exits 4 and 5.[42] Regional bus services by KTEL Express operate to the airport, currently connecting the airport to Rafina, Markopoulo, Lavrio, Kalyvia and Keratea.[42]

Other facilitiesEdit

 
Sofitel Athens Airport
 
Aerial view of the retail park

Accidents and incidentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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