Aktion National Airport

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Aktion National Airport

Αεροδρόμιο Ακτίου
Aktion airport logo.svg
Aktion National Airport, runway 07R seen after takeoff from 25R.JPG
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
Websitepvk-airport.gr
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 (2020)
Passengers161.408
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 74.2%
Aircraft movements2.342
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 58.1%

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

History[edit]

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]

Fraport Greece’s investment plan[edit]

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 a 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 destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Aktion National Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Ljubljana[citation needed]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Air Connect Seasonal charter: Timișoara[9][citation needed]
Air Serbia Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Airseven Seasonal charter: Aarhus
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest[10] Iași (begins 28 March 2023)[11]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg,[12] Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam[13]
Cyprus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin, Bristol,[14] London–Gatwick, London–Luton,[15] Manchester, Milan–Malpensa[16]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zurich[17]
Eurowings Seasonal: Stuttgart (begins 24 July 2022)[18]
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 20 June 2023),[19][20] Munich (begins 21 June 2023)[19][20]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[21]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh[22] London–Stansted, Manchester[23]
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Katowice[24][25]
Lübeck Air Seasonal charter: Salzburg[26]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich[20]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen (begins 28 June 2022),[27] Oslo[27]
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[28] Oslo,[29] Stockholm–Arlanda[28]
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Budapest, London–Stansted,[30] Rome–Fiumicino[31] Vienna[32]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[33] Stavanger,[29] Stockholm-Arlanda[33]
Sky Express Corfu, Sitia, Zakynthos
Smartwings[34] Seasonal: Prague
Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[35]
Sunclass Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen,[36] Helsinki,[37] Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda[38]
Trade Air Seasonal charter: Ljubljana, Innsbruck[39]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Paris–Orly[40]
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Tus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca,[41] Tel Aviv[42]
Volotea Seasonal: Bari,[43] Naples,[44] Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Bucharest (begins 6 July 2022),[45] Rome–Fiumicino[46]

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at PVK airport. See source Wikidata query.
Annual passenger traffic
Year Flights Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers % annual
change
1994 1,648 11,650 161,229 172,879 Steady
1995 1,898 14,786 198,300 213,058 Increase23.2%
1996 1,906 18,347 183,933 202,280 Decrease5.1%
1997 2,043 20,177 217,774 237,951 Increase17.6%
1998 2,250 18,832 244,561 263,393 Increase10.7%
1999 1,837 14,213 227,932 242,145 Decrease8.1%
2000 2,331 16,933 282,482 299,415 Increase23.7%
2001 2,208 15,025 286,857 301,882 Increase0.8%
2002 2,337 13,257 315,791 329,048 Increase9.0%
2003 3,011 15,690 283,162 298,852 Decrease9.2%
2004 3,156 17,613 271,362 288,975 Decrease3.3%
2005 3,061 16,701 284,152 300,853 Increase4.1%
2006 3,014 17,654 270,901 288,555 Decrease4.1%
2007 3,260 19,673 302,088 321,761 Increase11.5%
2008 3,256 17,715 310,404 328,119 Increase2.0%
2009 3,034 15,690 295,233 310,923 Decrease5.2%
2010 2,758 6,343 286,105 292,448 Decrease5.9%
2011 2,728 4,891 289,265 294,156 Increase0.6%
2012 2,858 4,629 284,206 288,835 Decrease1.8%
2013 3,166 7,758 308,607 316,365 Increase9.5%
2014 3,590 5,861 352,384 358,245 Increase13.2%
2015 3,940 8,284 380,011 388,295 Increase8.4%
2016 4,510 18,570 454,300 472,870 Increase21.8%
2017 5,295 12,771 532,879 569,082 Increase20.3%
2018 5,394 8,152 541,283 583,666 Increase2.6%
2019 5,592 16,763 609,027 625,790 Increase7.2%
2020 2.342 5.561 155.847 161.408 Decrease74.2%
2021 4,520 11,433 360,663 372,096 Increase130.5%
2022(May) 1,020 2,460 88,565 91,025 Increase1284.4%

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Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 14 July 1996, a NATO-operated E-3 Sentry (serial number LX-N90457) overran the runway and crashed into a sea wall when the pilot attempted to abort takeoff after thinking the aircraft had ingested birds. There were only minor injuries and no fatalities, however, the fuselage broke, causing total loss of the aircraft. During the investigation of the incident, no indications of bird ingestion were found. The aircraft was subsequently written off.[47][48]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Airport information for LGPZ". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
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