Aktion National Airport

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Preveza National Airport
Preveza Airport
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner/Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Serves Preveza / Lefkada, Greece
Location Aktion
Elevation AMSL 11 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 38°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
Website https://www.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 (2016)
Passengers 472.870
Passenger traffic change Increase 21,8%
Aircraft movements 4.510
Aircraft movements change Increase 14,5%

Aktion National Airport (IATA: PVKICAO: 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]

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.[5] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[6] 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 of the Airport - Fraport Greece’s investment plan[edit]

On 22 March 2017, the Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regioal airports including the International Airport of Chania.[7]

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations before the launch of the 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 be started in Ocrober 2017 and will be implemented for Chania International Airport under Fraport Greece’s investment plan until 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]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Manchester
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Avanti Air Seasonal charter: Innsbruck
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
BRA Seasonal charter: Göteborg, Malmö
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Bergamo (begins 13 July 2017),[8] Bologna,[9] Rome-Fiumicino
Blue Air Seasonal charter:Bucharest-Otopeni ,Larnaca[10]
British Airways Seasonal charter: London-Heathrow[11]
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf,Frankfurt,Munich, Stuttgart
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Seasonal Charter:Cologne-Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[12]
Flybe Seasonal Charter:Manchester
Germania Seasonal Charter:London-Gatwick
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen,Oslo-Gardermoen
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen,[13]Stockholm-Arlanda
Olympic Air Seasonal: Athens
People's Viennaline Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Seasonal charter: Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Göteborg, Bergen, Stavanger,[14]Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky Express Corfu (PSO), Cephalonia (PSO), Sitia (PSO)
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter:Katowice, London-Gatwick
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[15][16]
Seasonal: Brno, Prague
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter:Bristol,(begins 6 May 2018) London-Gatwick, Manchester[17]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter:Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen[13]
Thomson Airways Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester[17]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Polska Seasonal Charter: Warsaw-Chopin
TUI fly Netherlands Charter: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Bari (begins 26 June 2017),[18] Naples (begins 28 June 2017),[19] Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino

Traffic Statistics[1][edit]

Annual passenger traffic
Year Flights Passengers  % Annual
Change
1994 1.648 172.879 Steady
1995 1.898 213.058 Increase23,2%
1996 1.906 202.280 Decrease5,1%
1997 2.043 237.951 Increase17,6%
1998 2.250 263.393 Increase10,7%
1999 1.837 242.145 Decrease8,1%
2000 2.331 299.415 Increase23,7%
2001 2.208 301.882 Increase0,8%
2002 2.337 329.048 Increase9,0%
2003 3.011 298.852 Decrease9,2%
2004 3.156 288.975 Decrease3,3%
2005 3.061 300.853 Increase4,1%
2006 3.014 288.555 Decrease4,1%
2007 3.260 321.761 Increase11,5%
2008 3.256 328.119 Increase2,0%
2009 3.034 310.923 Decrease5,2%
2010 2.758 292.448 Decrease5,9%
2011 2.728 294.156 Increase0,6%
2012 2.858 288.835 Decrease1,8%
2013 3.166 316.365 Increase9,5%
2014 3.590 358.245 Increase13,2%
2015 3.940 388.295 Increase8,4%
2016 4.510 472.870 Increase21,8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/aktio/aktioE.html
  5. ^ http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/new-investments/13859-greece-signs-privatization-of-14-regional-airports-with-germany-s-fraport-for-e1-2-bln.html
  6. ^ http://uk.reuters.com/article/eurozone-greece-privatisation-idUKL8N1431P720151214
  7. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  8. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270516/blu-express-adds-new-seasonal-routes-in-s17/
  9. ^ "Blu-express open seasonal routes from Bologna to Greece". Blu-express.com. 
  10. ^ http://agent.taxidiamprosta.com/default.aspx?Pref=422
  11. ^ "Weekly BA Charter from Heathrow starting 25th May 2014". Charterflights.co.uk. 
  12. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/08/21/ay-europe-s16/
  13. ^ a b "Flight Timetables – Oslo Airport". Osl.no. 
  14. ^ "Stavanger Airport". avinor.no. 10 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "SmartWings Contact". smartwings.com. 
  16. ^ "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com. 
  17. ^ a b "Charter Flight Timetables". manchesterairport.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  18. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269256/volotea-s17-new-routes-as-of-10oct16/
  19. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269344/volotea-s17-new-routes-as-of-14oct16/

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