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Athens International Airport
"Eleftherios Venizelos"

Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών
"Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος"
Athens airport logo.svg
Athens Airport aerial view.JPG
IATA: ATHICAO: LGAV
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Public/Private consortium[1]
Operator Athens International Airport S.A.
Serves Athens, Greece
Location Spata
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 308 ft / 94 m
Coordinates 37°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
Website aia.gr
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Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is located in Greece
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
Athens International Airport
"Eleftherios Venizelos"
Location in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03R/21L 13,123 4,000 Asphalt
03L/21R 12,467 3,800 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 12,536,038
Passenger change 12–13 Decrease 3.2%
Aircraft movements 140,448
Movements change 12–13 Decrease 8.4%
Sources: Passengers,[2] Aircraft movements[3]

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών "Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος", Diethnís Aeroliménas Athinón "Elefthérios Venizélos") (IATA: ATHICAO: LGAV), began operation on 29 March 2001 and is the primary civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. The airport is the major hub and base of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air. The airport serves just under 13 million passengers annually and its name honours the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. As of 2013, Athens is the 35th busiest airport in Europe.

Description[edit]

Control tower
In front of the departures area
Apron overview

The airport was opened in March 2001 to replace the now-closed Athens (Ellinikon) International Airport. The airport 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 an outstanding contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s.[citation needed]

The airport currently has two terminals: the Main Terminal, and the Satellite Terminal accessible by a foot-tunnel from the Main Terminal. As of 2009, a new above ground link to the midfield satellite terminal is under construction with a completion date by the end of 2010.[4] Once completed, the complex will be used as a Schengen facility.[4] It has two runways that are each approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) long. The airport was developed by public-private partnership with Greece holding 55% of the shares.

The airport is designed to be modularly extended over the ensuing years in order to accommodate the increase in air travel. These extensions are planned in a six-phase framework. The first (and current) phase allowed the airport to accommodate 16 million passengers per year. However, the airport has been upgraded to handle annual traffic of 21 million passengers without progressing to the next phase thanks to advanced logistics.[4] The sixth phase will allow the airport to accommodate as many as 50 million passengers per year. The current parallel runways have been designed to accommodate flights with equivalent annual traffic of 50 million passengers with the completion of the sixth phase.[4]

The airport has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency[5] and the Federal Aviation Administration[5] for take-offs and landings of the biggest passenger jet worldwide, the Airbus A380.[5] The first Airbus A380 to visit 'Eleftherios Venizelos' Athens International Airport made an emergency landing on 13 April 2011 as a passenger suffered a heart attack. The first scheduled A380 flight took place on 26 October from Emirates Airlines.

The Greek government-debt crisis reduced the overall passenger traffic of the airport. United Airlines, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Czech Airlines and Singapore Airlines were among the airlines that ended their services to/from Athens. Delta Airlines terminated its winter scheduled service to New York City in 2012, leaving Greece without a direct connection to the United States for the first time in almost 70 years.[6] In 2013, the airport handled 12,536,038 passengers, 3.2% fewer than in 2012.[7]

However, 2014 seems to signal a recovery for the airport's passenger traffic. More than ten new airlines started, or are scheduled to start, new flights to and from Athens. Aegean Airlines strengthened its destination network by 30% within the last six months and Ryanair established a new base in the Athens Airport starting with six destinations, later to become eight. Already, the airport company recorded an increase in passenger mobility by 17% during the first half of 2014. Singapore and Gulf Air resumed flights[8][9] while Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways fly more frequently to/from Athens.[10][11][12] Delta Airlines hold a seasonal schedule connecting directly Athens and New York while US Airways fly from/to Philadelphia.

Terminals[edit]

Check-in-area

Main Terminal[edit]

The Main Terminal Building handles the all intra-Schengen flights, as well as several non-Schengen flights. All check-in desks are located in the Main Terminal. It has three separate levels, one for arrivals, one for departures and a food court level complete with a view of the eastern runway.

  • Hall A: Operate flights to Non-schengen countries and Non-European countries.
  • Hall B: Operate flights to Intra-schengen countries and Domestic flights.

Satellite Terminal[edit]

The Satellite Terminal handles non-Schengen flights only. It is easily accessible through an underground link complete with moving walkways. The complex is now used as a Schengen facility.[4] It has two levels, one for arrivals and the other for departures.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled[edit]

Winter Seasonal: Between the last Sunday of October to the last Saturday of March
Summer Seasonal: Between the last Sunday of March to the last Saturday of October

Airlines Destinations Hall / Entrance Check-in
Aegean Airlines Abu Dhabi, Amman-Queen Alia, Beirut, Belgrade, Bucharest, Cairo (resumes 26 October 2014)[13] Istanbul-Atatürk, Kiev-Zhuliany, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Moscow-Domodedovo, Sofia, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tirana
Winter Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Summer Seasonal: Birmingham, Izmir, Saint Petersburg[14]
A/4
Aegean Airlines Alexandroupolis, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Budapest, Cephalonia, Chania, Chios, Copenhagen, Corfu, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Ioannina, Kavala, Kos, Limnos, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Marseille, Mykonos, Mytilini, Munich, Nantes, Nuremberg, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Rhodes, Rome-Fiumicino, Santorini, Samos, Skyros, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Zurich
Seasonal: Catania,[13] Lyon, Strasbourg, Venice-Marco Polo
B/4
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia, Tirana
Seasonal: Izmir
A/4
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Alexandroupolis, Cephalonia, Chios, Corfu, Ioannina, Kavala, Kos, Limnos, Mykonos, Mytilini, Samos, Skyros
Seasonal: Catania
B/4
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin A/1
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo A/2
Air Armenia Yerevan[15] A/1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson A/1
Air China Beijing-Capital, Munich A/3
Air France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Nice, Toulouse
B/2
Air Malta Malta, Sofia B/1
Air Moldova Chișinău A/1
Air One Seasonal: Venice-Marco Polo B/1
Air Serbia Belgrade A/1
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson A/1
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga B/1
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Milan-Linate (begins 1 August 2014)[16]
B/2
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion A/1
Astra Airlines Sitia B/1
Austrian
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna B/3
British Airways London-Heathrow A/1
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[17] B/3
Bulgaria Air Sofia A/1
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Split,[18] Zagreb A/1
Cyprus Airways Larnaca A/1
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK A/2
easyJet Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, Manchester A/1
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg,[19] Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Paris-Orly
B/1
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva B/1
EgyptAir Cairo A/3
EgyptAir
operated by EgyptAir Express
Alexandria-Borg El Arab
Seasonal: Cairo
A/3
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion A/1
Emirates Dubai-International A/1
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi[10] A/1
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart B/1
Gulf Air Bahrain [20] A/1
Iberia Madrid[21] B/1
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid B/1
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels B/1
KLM Amsterdam B/2
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin B/1
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich B/4
Meridiana Seasonal: Naples[22] B/3
Middle East Airlines Beirut A/1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda B/1
Olympic Air Astypalaia, Ikaria, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kythira, Leros, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Skiathos, Syros, Zakynthos[23] B/4
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir A/1
Qatar Airways Doha A/1
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia A/1
Ryanair London-Stansted, Paphos A/1
Ryanair Bergamo, Chania, Charleroi (begins 04 September 2014), Rhodes, Rome-Ciampino (begins 26 October 2014), Thessaloniki B/1
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo A/2
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Gothenburg-Landvetter, Oslo-Gardermoen
B/4
Sky Express Heraklion, Kastoria, Kozani B/1
SkyGreece Airlines Asmara, London-Gatwick, Mogadishu, Stockholm-Arlanda A/1 [24][25]
Singapore Airlines Seasonal: Singapore[26] A/3
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich B/1
TAROM Bucharest A/2
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Saint Petersburg A/1
Transavia.com Amsterdam, Eindhoven B/3
Transavia.com France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Nantes[27]
B/3
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk A/3
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil A/3
Ural Airlines Krasnodar[28] A/1
US Airways Seasonal: Philadelphia A/1
Vueling Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino[29]
Seasonal: Bilbao
B/1

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Winter seasonal: Helsinki, Rovaniemi
Summer seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Rostov-on-Don, Toulouse, Verona
Aeolian Airlines Heraklion, Istanbul-Ataturk, Rhodes, Rome-Fiumicino, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Mostar
airBaltic Seasonal: Tallinn
Air Bucharest Seasonal: Bucharest
Alitalia Seasonal: Saint Petersburg[30]
Belavia Seasonal: Minsk[31]
Budapest Aircraft Service seasonal Skopje
Czech Airlines seasonal Bergamo
Ellinair Thessaloniki
Enter Air Seasonal: Catania
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Heraklion, Lyon, Mykonos, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Germania Seasonal: Munich
Japan Airlines Seasonal: Tokyo-Narita
Jet Time Seasonal: Gothenburg-Landvetter, Stockholm-Arlanda
Mahan Air Seasonal Tehran, Shanghai-Pudong
Mistral Air Seasonal: Bari, Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa
Orenair Seasonal Kazan, Yekaterinburg
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal: Katowice, Poznan
Titan Airways Seasonal: Manchester
Travel Service Airlines
operated by SmartWings
Seasonal: Bratislava, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tivat
VIM Airlines Seasonal Moscow-Domodedovo
Yamal Airlines Seasonal Moscow-Domodedovo
White Airways Seasonal: Corfu (begins 21 July 2014) , Lisbon (begins 21 July 2014)[32][33]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle, Pisa Cargo
DHL Aviation
operated by DHL Air UK
Leipzig/Halle Cargo
FedEx Dubai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt Cargo
Royal Jordanian Cargo Amman-Queen Alia, Larnaca Cargo
Star Air (Maersk Air) Copenhagen, Munich Cargo
Swiftair Madrid[34] Cargo
TNT Airways Bergamo, Larnaca, Liège Cargo
UPS Airlines Ljubljana, Milan-Malpensa, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Cargo

Statistics[edit]

Athens International Airport is the busiest airport in Greece, and in 2013 was the 35th busiest airport in Europe, handling around 12.5 million passengers.[35]

Annual traffic statistics[edit]

Passenger numbers at El. Venizelos[36]
Year
Passengers
handled[nb 1]
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(Kilograms)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change
2002 11,827,448 Steady 106,813,249 Steady 159,467 Steady
2003 12,252,317 Increase3.6 109,741,122 Increase2.7 170,129 Increase6.7
2004 13,662,332 Increase11.5 118,999,247 Increase8.4 191,048 Increase12.3
2005 14,281,020 Increase4.5 115,942,974 Decrease2.6 180,936 Decrease5.3
2006 15,079,708 Increase5.6 120,174,745 Increase3.6 190,872 Increase5.5
2007 16,538,403 Increase9.7 118,972,376 Decrease1.0 205,295 Increase7.6
2008 16,446,491 Decrease0.4 122,195,965 Increase2.7 199,418 Decrease2.9
2009 16,225,589 Decrease1.5 104,520,932 Decrease10.5 210,147 Increase5.4
2010 15,411,099 Decrease5.0 96,676,103 Decrease7.5 191.766 Decrease8.7
2011 14,446,963 Decrease6.3 85,831,845 Decrease11.2 173,296 Decrease9.6
2012 12,944,041 Decrease10.5 76,424,557 Decrease11.0 153,295 Decrease11.5
2013 12,536,038 Decrease3.2 74,869,128 Decrease2.0 140,448 Decrease8.4

2014 traffics statistics[edit]

2014 Passenger traffic
Month
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change 2013/2014
Aircraft
movements
Aircraft
% Change 2013/2014
January 762,436 Increase6.9 9,181 Decrease2.3
February 726,311 Increase9.2 8,381 Decrease0.8
March 882,790 Increase9.1 9,505 Steady
April 1,202,197 Increase27.9 12,235 Increase6.1
May 1,351,980 Increase18.4 13,591 Increase7.0
June 1,544,789 Increase22.3 15,239 Increase11.7
Total 6,470,503 Increase17.0 68,132 Increase4.4

Busiest passenger routes by country[edit]

The following table shows passenger totals at Athens International Airport by country in 2013.[37]

Rank Country Total
passengers
Change
2012 / 13 (%)
1 Greece (Domestic) 4,278,571 Decrease4.8
2 Germany 1,063,124 Increase2.3
3 United Kingdom 923,037 Decrease2,7
4 Italy 845,562 Increase1.3
5 France 732,047 Decrease8.7
6 Cyprus 579,965 Decrease15.3
7 Turkey 554,866 Increase22.4
8 Switzerland 487,326 Increase0.3
9 Spain 294,993 Decrease27.2
10 United Arab Emirates 290,885 Increase22.0
11 Netherlands 233,469 Increase16.8
12 Russian Federation 213,669 Increase28.8
13 Belgium 205,635 Decrease21.6
14 Qatar 190,444 Increase4.2
15 Austria 176,357 Increase4.2
16 Israel 145,293 Decrease3.0
17 United States of America 127,356 Decrease29.0
18 Denmark 124,356 Increase10.1
19 Romania 119,189 Decrease8.4
20 Egypt 99,892 Decrease2.4

Ground transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Αεροδρόμιο
Airport
OSE-Logo.svg
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Agia Marina
Line 3 Terminus
Preceding station   OSE-Logo.svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Kiato
Kiato – Airport Terminus

A rail station is immediately adjacent to the airport terminal, accessible by an elevated walkway. Athens Metro line 3 and the suburban rail service Proastiakos run trains to and from this station.[38]

You can change to Line 1: Piraeus (port) - Kifisia at Monastiraki metro station
You can chage to Line 2: Athoupoli - Elliniko at Syntagma metro station
You can change train at Acharnes Railway Center (SKA) to the lines:
Piraeus Port - Athens Railway Center Larisa Station - Inoi - Chalkida
Athens Railway Center - Inoi - Paleofarsalos - Lianokladi - Larissa - Katerini - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupolis
Athens Railway Center - Kalambaka

Travel to and from the airport requires a special ticket, priced at 8 euros (June 2014).

Road[edit]

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.[40] Long-term parking is located across the airport's main access road (Attiki Odos) with 5,802 parking spaces in lot P3.[41] 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.[42]

Taxi[edit]

Taxis are available at the designated Taxi waiting area located by exit 3 of the arrivals level.[43] Limousine service is also available upon request by the inner curbside of the arrivals level between exits 3 and 4.[43]

Bus[edit]

Four bus lines (X93, X95, X96, X97) connect directly to the Athens greater area, the intercity bus stations (KTEL Kifissos Bus Terminal and Lionson bus terminal) and Piraeus.[44] Buses disembark passengers at the departures level and depart from the arrivals level between exits 4 and 5.[44]

Regional bus services by KTEL Express operate to the airport, currently connecting the airport to Rafina, Markopoulo, Lavrio, Kalyvia, and Keratea.[44] Passengers disembark at the departures level, and depart from the arrivals level between exits 2 and 3.[44]

No. Destination Operator Via Frequency Trip duration
X93 Kifissos Bus Terminal for intercity buses OASA Lision Bus Terminal 15–30 minutes 1 hour and 5 minutes
X95 Syntagma Square, Othonos St. OASA Ethinkis Aminas Metro Station, Nomismatokopio Metro Station 20–25 minutes 1 hour and 10 minutes
X96 Port of Piraeus, Akti Vasileiadi St., Gate E1 OASA N. Faliro Metro Station, East Athens Bay, Kalamaki, Glyfada 30 minutes 1 hour and 30 minutes
X97[nb 2] Ellinikon station on Athens Metro Line 2 OASA Hellenic Military Education of Evelpidon 40–50 minutes 50 minutes

Other facilities[edit]

Olympic Air has its head office in Building 57 on the airport property.[45][46] Olympic Air also has offices in Building 53A.[47]

The Air Accident Investigation and Aviation Safety Board has an office in Office 1311 in Building 11.[48]

The Greek fast food company Goody's S.A. has its head office in Building 14B.[49]

Awards[edit]

Award Year
Second place in Europe in the main category of "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" for airports handling up to 15 million passengers annually. ΙΑΤΑ Award[50] 2001
Third place in the world in the main category of "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" for airports handling up to 15 million passengers annually. ΙΑΤΑ Award[51] 2001
First position in Europe, in the airport size category up to 15 million passengers per annum. IATA "Global Airport Monitor" Award for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction".[52] 2002
First position in the world, in the airport size category up to 15 million passengers per annum. IATA "Global Airport Monitor" Award for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction".[53] 2002
The best airport in the world (in the 5 - 15 million passenger range) for its effectiveness in strategic marketing schemes for the development of new routes.[54] 2002
The airport marketing team was granted a special merit award for its efficiency in coping with the major challenges confronting the airport since its opening in March 2001.[55] 2002
"Commitment to Business Excellence" award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.).[56] 2002
“Recognised for Excellence” Award of the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.).[57] 2003
Eagle Award of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).[58] 2003
Second place in Europe for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" regardless of airport size. "Global Airport Monitor" by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).[59] 2003
Second place in the world for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" regardless of airport size. "Global Airport Monitor" by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).[60] 2003
KPMG “Award for Human Resources Training and Development”.[61] 2003
European Airport of the Year 2004 by the British Institute of Transport Management (ITM).[62] 2004
Second place in the world (airport size category 5 -15 million per annum), in the “Overall Passenger Satisfaction” category. AETRA Awards.[63] 2004
Third place in Europe regardless of airport size category, in the “Overall Passenger Satisfaction” category. AETRA Awards.[64] 2004
"Commitment to Excellence" Distinction from the European Foundation Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.).[65] 2004
Airports internal Audit Department was honoured by the Hellenic Institute of Internal Auditors (HIIA) with the “Recognition of Commitment” (ROC).[66] 2004
European Commission’s GreenLight Award.[67] 2004
"Aerospace Industry Awards 2005", in the "Infrastructure & Environment" Award category.[68] 2005
OAG Airport Marketing Award in the category (10 - 25 million passengers).[69] 2005
Skytrax award for best Airport in Southern Europe[70] 2005
Skytrax award for best Airport in Southern Europe[71] 2006
OAG Airport Marketing Award for its airline development programme in the 10-25 million passenger bracket.[72] 2006
Second at ATRS Business Efficiency Excellence Runner-up Award by the Air Transport Society (ATRS).[73] 2006
“Cargo Airline of the Year” in the category of 100 - 500,000 metric tones annually.[74] 2006
OAG Airport Marketing Award.[75] 2007
Skytrax award for best Airport in Southern Europe[76] 2008
OAG Airport Marketing Award.[77] 2008
"Golden Sun" during the 2nd Superbrands award ceremony.[78] 2008
"Travel Services"[79] 2008
"GreenBuilding Award".[80] 2008
Web Award winner. Excellent evaluation of Athens International Airport’s website.[81] 2008
“Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Bronze award in the “Best Airport Website” category[82] 2008
“Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Silver award in the category “Best Online Innovation” - 2008[83] 2008
Routes Airport Marketing Awards in the Europe category.[84] 2009
OAG - Routes Airport Marketing Awards Europe.[85] 2009
1st place in the geographical region "Southern Europe - Mediterranean".[86] 2009
The best airport magazine in the world.[87] 2009
First in the Category “Travel & Tourism".[88] 2010
"Air Cargo Excellence Survey" in the category (100,000 - 499,000 tonnes / Europe).[89] 2010
“Airport of the Year 2010”.[90] 2010
2nd best airport in airline marketing in the European category.[91] 2010
Winner in the “Mediterranean-Southern Europe” category.[92] 2010
“European Airport of the Year 2011”.[93] 2011
Bronze award in the category “Company of the Year-Transportation” at the “Stevie - International Business Awards”.[94] 2013
Winner of Routes Airport Marketing Award in the 4 - 20 m. passengers category.[95] 2013
Eco-Innovation Award (Airports Council International - Europe (ACI Europe))[96][97] 2013
"Lovie" award for the airport’s new web page.[98] 2013
"Webit" award for AIA’s Β2Β airline blog.[99] 2013
“Golden Ermis” in the “Digital – Travel” category.[100] 2014
"ΕΒGΕ" graphic design award for the airport’s web page.[101] 2014
“Europe’s Best Airport for 2014″ in the 10–25 million passenger category (Airports Council International - Europe (ACI Europe))[102] 2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Number of passengers including domestic, international and transit
  2. ^ Bus time departures from 00:05 until 04:55, bus departs from Dafni Metro Station

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  45. ^ "Olympic Air officially welcomed with full honors the Hellenic Paralympic team." (Archive) Olympic Air. 2012. Retrieved on 6 April 2013. "The arrival ceremony in honor of our athletes was held at Olympic Air's headquarters (Building 57), Athens International Airport, with emotions of great pride and excitement."
  46. ^ "Travelair Club -> Partners Terms and Conditions." (Archive) Olympic Air. Retrieved on 6 April 2013. Under "Delta Air Lines" tab: "It is clarified that, boarding pass as well as original ticket must be forwarded as evidence to the following mail address: Olympic Air, Travelair Club department, Athens International Airport, Building 57, 190 19, Spata, Greece." Greek (Archive): "Olympic Air, Τμήμα Travelair Club, Διεθνής αερολιμένας Αθηνών, Κτίριο 57, Τ.Κ. 190 19, Σπάτα"
  47. ^ "Quarterly Edition of Olympic Air January 2013." (Archive) Olympic Air. p. 4. "OLYMPIC ON AIR Periodic Publication for Olympic Air ADDRESS Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", building 53Α, 19019 Spata-Artemida Attikis, T/ +30 210 3550500, F/ 210 3550632" – Greek: "OLYMPIC ON AIR Περιοδική έκδοση για την Olympic Air id∆ΙΕΥ-ΘΥΝΣΗ Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών «Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος», κτήριο 53Α, Τ.Κ. 19019 Σπάτα-Αρτέμιδα Αττικής, T/ 210 3550500, F/ 210 3550632"
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  49. ^ "Contact" (Archive). Vivartia. Retrieved on 6 June 2014. "GOODY’S S.A. – everest A.E. International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos Building 14B, 19019 – Spata – Attica" - Address in Greek (Archive): "GOODY’S A.E. - everest A.E. Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών «Ελ. Βενιζέλος» Κτίριο 14B, 19019 – Σπάτα Αττικής"
  50. ^ "airport official web site".  "2nd place in Europe and 3rd place in the world for 2001 in the main category of "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" for airports handling up to 15 million passengers annually."
  51. ^ "airport official web site".  "2nd place in Europe and 3rd place in the world for 2001 in the main category of "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" for airports handling up to 15 million passengers annually."
  52. ^ "airport official web site".  "In the airport size category up to 15 million passengers per annum, "Eleftherios Venizelos" moved up to the 1st position in Europe, but also to the 1st position in the world, according to the annual results of IATA's independent survey "Global Airport Monitor" for 2002."
  53. ^ "airport official web site".  "In the airport size category up to 15 million passengers per annum, "Eleftherios Venizelos" moved up to the 1st position in Europe, but also to the 1st position in the world, according to the annual results of IATA's independent survey "Global Airport Monitor" for 2002."
  54. ^ "airport official web site".  "During the proceedings of the 8th World Route Development Forum “Routes, Athens 2002”, the airlines declared AIA the best airport in the world (in the 5 - 15 million passenger range) for its effectiveness in strategic marketing schemes for the development of new routes."
  55. ^ "airport official web site".  "In addition, the Athens airport marketing team was granted a special merit award for its efficiency in coping with the major challenges confronting the airport since its opening in March 2001."
  56. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" was the first European airport to receive the "Commitment to Business Excellence" award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.). This foundation, endorsed by the European Commission, aims to the advancement of Quality Management on behalf of European enterprises. By this distinction, AIA's Information Technology and Telecommunications department was certified for the Company's commitment to business excellence as well as to the development - implementation of Quality Management methods towards the optimization of services for the airport's commercial customers and passengers."
  57. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport has been honoured with the “Recognised for Excellence” Award of the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.), acknowledging the level of business excellence and the quality of services of the Airport’s Information Technology & Telecommunications Department."
  58. ^ "airport official web site".  "In recognition of its contribution to the aviation industry and airline support, AIA received the 2003 Eagle Award of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)."
  59. ^ "airport official web site".  "According to the results of "Global Airport Monitor", the annual independent survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for 2003, "Eleftherios Venizelos" Airport won, for the second year in succession, 2nd place in Europe for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" regardless of airport size, and 2nd place in the world."
  60. ^ "airport official web site".  "According to the results of "Global Airport Monitor", the annual independent survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for 2003, "Eleftherios Venizelos" Airport won, for the second year in succession, 2nd place in Europe for "Overall Passenger Satisfaction" regardless of airport size, and 2nd place in the world."
  61. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA was honoured with a special award for its significant activity in the field of human resources training and development, during the 6th Human Resources Symposium organized by KPMG, a leading business consulting firm."
  62. ^ "airport official web site".  "The successful implementation of its innovative business scheme earned AIA the title of the “European Airport of the Year 2004”, granted annually by the British Institute of Transport Management (ITM)."
  63. ^ "airport official web site".  "For 2004, the International Aviation Community conferred the following distinctions on AIA: 2nd place in the world (airport size category 5 -15 million per annum), and 3rd place in Europe regardless of airport size category, in the “Overall Passenger Satisfaction” category."
  64. ^ "airport official web site".  "For 2004, the International Aviation Community conferred the following distinctions on AIA: 2nd place in the world (airport size category 5 -15 million per annum), and 3rd place in Europe regardless of airport size category, in the “Overall Passenger Satisfaction” category."
  65. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA's Corporate Services Division has been presented with the "Commitment to Excellence" Distinction from the European Foundation Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.) in acknowledgement of its business level and service quality with regard to corporate human resources."
  66. ^ "airport official web site".  "During a special award ceremony, AIA’s Internal Audit Department was honoured by the Hellenic Institute of Internal Auditors (HIIA) with the “Recognition of Commitment” (ROC) for 2004 for demonstrating Professional Excellence, Quality and Accomplishment."
  67. ^ "airport official web site".  "Award in recognition of AIA’s Energy and Environmental contribution Athens International Airport is the first company in Greece to receive the European Commission’s GreenLight Award for the development of a series of energy-efficient activities in lighting with the purpose of reducing emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect."
  68. ^ "airport official web site".  ""Aerospace Industry Awards 2005" Award for Athens International Airport. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" was honoured in Paris with a prestigious international distinction, the "Aerospace Industry Awards 2005", in the "Infrastructure & Environment" Award category, within the framework of the 46th International Paris Air Show, the biggest industry international exposition (Le Bourget, Paris)."
  69. ^ "airport official web site".  "The Airlines awarded Athens International Airport top marks for its support in route development. During the annual airport marketing awards ceremony (“OAG Airport Marketing Awards 2005”), attended by 1,700 delegates and 300 airlines from all over the world, the airport was acclaimed by the international aviation community as the top-ranking airport worldwide in its category (10 - 25 million passengers) for its airline support programme and contribution to route development."
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  72. ^ "airport official web site".  "Thanks to the support of the airlines, its major partners, AIA came out top of the list at "Routes", the annual airline-airport summit meeting. It received the OAG Airport Marketing Award for its airline development programme in the 10-25 million passenger bracket."
  73. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA was ranked second by the Air Transport Society (ATRS) following the 10th ATRS Conference in Nagoya, Japan."
  74. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA was honoured with the most prestigious international distinction in cargo air transport. The distiction was conferred at the “Cargo Airline of the Year” award ceremony, an annual event jointly organized by “Air Cargo News” Magazine and Airports Council International (ACI). AIA received international acclaim in the category of 100 - 500,000 metric tones annually in recognition of its successful programme in cargo development and overall contribution to the field over the last five years."
  75. ^ "airport official web site".  "For the third consecutive year, Athens International Airport’s airline-partners rewarded the airport with the 1st OAG Airport Marketing Award 2007 at the 13th World Route Development Forum – "ROUTES 2007" in Stockholm. Praised for "maintaining its Olympic sparkle," AIA was awarded for its airline developmental programme resulting in 2007 to attract 12 new airlines, and add 11 new destinations, to America, Asia and Europe."
  76. ^ "Airport of the Year – Regional Results". Skytrax. www.worldairportawards.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007. 
  77. ^ "airport official web site".  "For the fourth consecutive year, Athens International Airport (AIA) won the OAG-Routes Airport Marketing Award for consistently and dynamically supporting airlines’ route development through the airport’s wide-scale, innovative marketing programmes*. AIA received the “OAG-Routes Airport Marketing Award” in the framework of the 14th World Route Development Forum, “ROUTES” (Kuala Lumpur October 12th-14th), this year sharing the 1st place with Brussels Airport, which also excelled for its airport marketing initiatives."
  78. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport has been honored with the first prize ‘’Golden Sun’’ during the 2nd Superbrands award ceremony, which took place at the Athens Megaron on 31st of March, 2008. Additionally, Athens International also received the special prize for ‘’Travel Services’’. The Superbrands event was born in Great Britain in 1994-95 and has been spread in more than 75 countries from all around the world. For the first time it was held in Greece in 2005, aiming at promoting branding as well as at rewarding the country’s top brands."
  79. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport has been honored with the first prize ‘’Golden Sun’’ during the 2nd Superbrands award ceremony, which took place at the Athens Megaron on 31st of March, 2008. Additionally, Athens International also received the special prize for ‘’Travel Services’’. The Superbrands event was born in Great Britain in 1994-95 and has been spread in more than 75 countries from all around the world. For the first time it was held in Greece in 2005, aiming at promoting branding as well as at rewarding the country’s top brands."
  80. ^ "airport official web site".  "Further to the remarkable energy savings it achieved in its facilities and buildings, Athens International Airport was honoured with the GreenBuilding Award from the European Commission. The measures implemented, which addressed heating, ventilation, cooling and other building functions, led to significant reductions in energy consumption and consequently the airport's contribution to climate change."
  81. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr Web Award winner. Excellent evaluation of Athens International Airport’s website (www.aia.gr) and a pair of “Webbies” awards, in the framework of Flightglobal.com’s “Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr was awarded with the bronze award in the “Best Airport Website” category and the silver award in the category “Best Online Innovation”, for offering airlines personalized customer communication through the innovative e-tools “Infogate” and “Autopilot”, blending market intelligence with e-communication."
  82. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr Web Award winner. Excellent evaluation of Athens International Airport’s website (www.aia.gr) and a pair of “Webbies” awards, in the framework of Flightglobal.com’s “Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr was awarded with the bronze award in the “Best Airport Website” category and the silver award in the category “Best Online Innovation”, for offering airlines personalized customer communication through the innovative e-tools “Infogate” and “Autopilot”, blending market intelligence with e-communication."
  83. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr Web Award winner. Excellent evaluation of Athens International Airport’s website (www.aia.gr) and a pair of “Webbies” awards, in the framework of Flightglobal.com’s “Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Athens International Airport’s www.aia.gr was awarded with the bronze award in the “Best Airport Website” category and the silver award in the category “Best Online Innovation”, for offering airlines personalized customer communication through the innovative e-tools “Infogate” and “Autopilot”, blending market intelligence with e-communication."
  84. ^ "airport official web site".  "Airlines honour AIA with first place in Europe. Athens International Airport (AIA) is once again the winner of the Routes Airport Marketing Awards* in the Europe category. AIA was awarded in the framework of World ROUTES 2009, the biggest gathering of airports and airlines, held in Beijing, from September 12-15. This time airlines from across the globe distinguished AIA for supporting their route development consistently and dynamically, through the airport’s wide-scale innovative marketing programmes**. During tough economic times, this new distinction has a special significance for Athens International Airport: In 2009, AIA was the only European airport with increased number of frequencies, with its airline marketing programmes having so far brought 12 new airlines to Athens in 2009 and 8 new international destinations."
  85. ^ "airport official web site".  "For a 5th consecutive year, Europe’s airlines awarded Athens International Airport for supporting their route development consistently and dynamically, through the airport’s wide-scale innovative marketing programmes. The best airport marketing award was presented in the framework of the “ROUTES Europe” airline development forum, where AIA also won 1st place in the geographical region "Southern Europe - Mediterranean"."
  86. ^ "airport official web site".  "For a 5th consecutive year, Europe’s airlines awarded Athens International Airport for supporting their route development consistently and dynamically, through the airport’s wide-scale innovative marketing programmes. The best airport marketing award was presented in the framework of the “ROUTES Europe” airline development forum, where AIA also won 1st place in the geographical region "Southern Europe - Mediterranean"."
  87. ^ "airport official web site".  "Just one year after the first publication, 2board was voted the best airport magazine in the world by UCityguides.com, one of the most dynamic and demanding travel website."
  88. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport, for second consecutive time, has been acknowledged as a Corporate Superbrand and honoured with the first prize in the Category “Travel & Tourism” during the Superbrands award ceremony, which took place at the Athens Megaron on the 20th of April, 2010. The Superbrands event was born in Great Britain in 1994-95 and has been spread in more than 80 countries from all around the world, aiming to promote top corporate and product brands through an evaluation process that combines the opinion of a public survey and of the Superbrands Evaluation Committee. For the first time it was held in Greece in 2005, aiming at promoting branding as well as at rewarding the country’s top brands."
  89. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport was honoured with a significant international distinction in the field of cargo development: voted by cargo airlines from all around the world, AIA came out as winner in its category (100,000 - 499,000 tonnes / Europe), in the framework of the 2010 Air Cargo Excellence Survey, organised by Air Cargo World magazine and announced at the recent IATA World Cargo Symposium held in Vancouver."
  90. ^ "airport official web site".  "On October 30th in Doha, aviation leaders awarded Athens International Airport (AIA) with the “Airport of the Year 2010” distinction, in recognition of the high quality of services offered to airport passengers and visitors, combined with a strong and competitive business model."
  91. ^ "airport official web site".  "This year’s World ROUTES, the biggest gathering of airports and airlines (19-21 September 2010, Vancouver) were concluded with another top distinction for Athens International Airport, its seventh award in six years. Airlines from across the globe voted AIA as the 2nd best airport in airline marketing in the European category, for supporting consistently and dynamically their development efforts and programmes."
  92. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport won its 6th Routes award for the financial support and innovative airport marketing programmes offered to airlines. During the «ROUTES Europe» conference that took place in Toulouse during May 9-11, Athens International Airport (AIA) was awarded as the winner in the “Mediterranean-Southern Europe” category."
  93. ^ "airport official web site".  "In its airport assessment in the highly challenging environment of the air-transport sector, the Institute of Transport Management named Athens International Airport the title of “European Airport of the Year 2011” acknowledging AIA’s high quality customer services and superior design, its awarded marketing programmes, strong -entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, even amid the present difficult times for the Greek economy."
  94. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport (AIA) was honoured with a new distinction, for the third consecutive year, at the 10th “Stevie - International Business Awards”. AIA received the bronze award in the category “Company of the Year-Transportation”, among over 100 companies and organisations of the aviation sector. The “Stevie - International Business Awards” institution aims at honouring and communicating the achievements and contribution of entreprises, organisations and entrepreneurs, to the international business community, the general public and the media. In 2013, entreprises from more than 50 countries participated in the “Stevie - International Business Awards”. The awards were presented in a special event in Barcelona, on October 14th."
  95. ^ "airport official web site".  "“Routes Europe 2013”, Europe’s biggest airline and airport networking route development forum, was concluded with one more award for the Athens International Airport, its 12th in 9 years. During the 8th Routes Europe Forum, which was held in Budapest (May 12-14) with the participation of more than 1,000 aviation professionals, Athens International Airport was the award Winner in the 4 - 20 m. passengers category in recognition of its creativity and continuous dynamic support to its airline partners, especially in light of the extremely adverse conditions that the Greek economy is facing. Having received the airlines’ recognition for 9 consecutive years, Athens International Airport (AIA) is the most awarded airport for its airport marketing performance."
  96. ^ "Airports Council International - Europe website". 
  97. ^ "airport official web site".  "Athens International Airport receives top European environmental airport award! In honor of its innovative environmental programmes and initiatives, Athens International Airport received the Eco-Innovation Award at the ACI EUROPE Best Airports Awards ceremony at the recent 9th ACI EUROPE/ WORLD Annual Conference & Exhibition in Istanbul. This distinction comes as a significant acknowledgment of the Athens airport’s leading approach to environmental protection. This year's award takes on additional significance during a critical time for the country as well as for the aviation sector, as it reflects AIA’s continuous efforts to deliver environmental management systems that go well beyond regulatory requirements. Specifically, the Athens airport scored highest on criteria addressing environmental awareness, effective management of carbon emissions, and stakeholder engagement."
  98. ^ "airport official web site".  "The new www.aia.gr was awarded for its modern design and its user friendly navigation."
  99. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA’s innovative B2B Blog, a “portal-lounge” for the daily communication and the provision of information towards its airline partners, received the top distinction in the category “Business to Business”, in the framework of the “Webit” Congress."
  100. ^ "airport official web site".  "A new distinction for the web page of the Athens International Airport: The new www.aia.gr was awarded for innovation, easy navigation and creative interactivity with the “Golden Ermis” in the “Digital – Travel” category."
  101. ^ "airport official web site".  "AIA’s web page received another important distinction, the top “Merit” in the framework of EBGE 2014, the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards, in the category webpages / information."
  102. ^ "ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award winners for 2014 announced".  "This year’s award in the ‘10–25 million passenger’ category went to Athens International Airport. Athens secured this award due to its high economic performance in a very challenging context, its excellent work in redeveloping its traffic base while keeping a strong focus on the quality of service."

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