Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
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Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport). Official site.

Athens International Airport is the largest air haven in Greece, which annually serves tens of millions of passengers. The great popularity of Athens International Airport is facilitated by the geographic location of the air harbor, as well as the fact that this airport is actually the gateway from the countries of the Middle East and North Africa to Europe and vice versa.

 

 

History of Athens International Airport

 

Athens International Airport was planned to be built in the 60-ies of the last century, however, for a number of reasons, this air harbor began to be built only at the end of the 90-ies of the last century, however, the project was so large that it allowed to combine the air harbors of two Greek cities.

The project for the construction of the international airport was completed in just 51 month, which ensured the economy of means, and at the same time, allowed to ensure the highest possible efficiency of the organization of passenger and cargo air transportation.

 

 

In 2001, Athens International Airport was put into operation, and thanks to the strategic location of this air harbor, it began to rapidly expand its route network.

According to the beginning of 2018, Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos entered the 30 rating of the largest air harbors in Europe, serving nearly 22 million passengers.

 

The runways of Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

 

Athens Airport has two runways at its disposal:

  • Asphalt runway, the length of 3800 meters and the width of 45 meters;
  • Asphalt runway, the length of 4000 meters and a width of 45 meters.

Thanks to this fact, the International Airport of Athens can accept aircraft of all types without exception, including passenger airliners Airbus A380.

 

 

Helicopter platforms are present on the territory of the air harbor, which makes it possible to service rotorcraft.

In 2017, Athens Airport served 189 thousand 137 aircraft, increasing this figure in comparison with 2016 year by 8,7%.

 

Infrastructure of Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"

 

 

Athens International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, which is due to the steady growth in the basic performance of this air harbor. At the airport are:

  • Banks, currency exchange offices, ATMs and payment terminals;
  • Shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and snack bars;
  • Superior Rooms;
  • Conference center;
  • Representation of airlines;
  • Ticket booths;
  • Shops souvenir products;
  • Duty free shops "Duty Free";
  • Post offices and post offices;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Parking for cars;
  • A taxi rank;
  • Parking for public transport;
  • Metro station;
  • Luggage storage, etc.

There is no hotel on the territory of Athens International Airport, however, due to the proximity of the air harbor to the city, there are no problems with the choice of places for temporary stay.

The infrastructure of the air harbor is actively developing, but experts do not rule out that by the year of 2020 a decision can be made to build another passenger terminal.

 

How to get to Athens airport?

 

 

The proximity of the international air harbor to the capital of Greece, provides good transport accessibility, in particular, passengers can get to the airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" by public transport (buses):

  • X93;
  • X95;
  • X96;
  • X97.

, using the subway (blue subway line) or by resorting to taxi services.

 

Basic data Airport Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport:

  • Airport Country: Greece Athens Eleftherios Venizelos (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport)..
  • The largest airport in Greece.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 3 / + 2.
  • Latitude geographical 37.94, 23.94 geographical longitude.
  • The number of airport terminals: 1.

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport). Official sayt.1

The geographical location of the airport: on 27 kilometers towards the northeast of the city of Athens.

 

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport). Official site: www.aia.gr

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport). Official sayt.3

 

The main airport codes:

  • IATA airport code: ATH.
  • ICAO airport code: LGAV.

 

Contact details:

 

 

 

 

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