Athens Airport

15 Flight routes to & from Athens (ATH)

Flight London Gatwick (LGW) - Athens (ATH)
easyJet (U28087, U28081), Aegean Airlines (A3607)
£411.68
Flight London Heathrow (LHR) - Athens (ATH)
British Airways (BA634, BA632, BA638, BA640), Japan Airlines (JL7721), American Airlines (AA6324, AA6326, AA6327)
£319.73
Flight Manchester (MAN) - Athens (ATH)
Aegean Airlines (A3639), easyJet (U21941, U21945, U21947)
£199.95
Flight London (LON) - Athens (ATH)
British Airways (BA634, BA632, BA638, BA640), Japan Airlines (JL7721), American Airlines (AA6324, AA6326), easyJet (U28087)
£319.73
Flight Athens (ATH) - London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways (BA631, BA633, BA639, BA641), American Airlines (AA6325, AA6323, AA6328), Japan Airlines (JL7720)
£182.70
Flight Athens (ATH) - Manchester (MAN)
Aegean Airlines (A3638), easyJet (U21942, U21946, U21948)
£203.78
Flight Athens (ATH) - London (LON)
British Airways (BA631, BA633, BA639, BA641), easyJet (U28088), American Airlines (AA6325, AA6323), Japan Airlines (JL7720)
£175.68
Flight Athens (ATH) - London Gatwick (LGW)
easyJet (U28088, U28082), Aegean Airlines (A3606)
£175.68
Flight Athens (ATH) - Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
Aegean Airlines (A3654, A3650), ALITALIA (AZ717, AZ721), Etihad Airways (EY2817), Hainan Airlines (HU8666), Luxair (LG1322), Delta Air Lines (DL6676)
£129.99
Flight Larnaca (LCA) - Athens (ATH)
Aegean Airlines (A37901, A37907, A37915), Olympic Air (OA901, OA907, OA915), Cyprus Airways (CY310), Blue Air (0B5361)
£162.79
Flight London Luton (LTN) - Athens (ATH)
Wizz Air UK (W94467, W94469)
£411.09
Flight Dublin (DUB) - Athens (ATH)
Aegean Airlines (A3631), Aer Lingus Irish Airlines (EI440)
£327.93
Flight Belgrade (BEG) - Athens (ATH)
Aegean Airlines (A3977, A31101, A31103), Air Serbia (JU516, JU512, JU8220), Egyptair (MS9233), Montenegro Airlines (YM4130)
£191.25

Athens Airport

Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos, named after the former Prime Minister of Crete, is the most important airport in Greece. It is near the Greek capital and since 2001, replaces the old Hellinikon Airport. In an annual global survey conducted by the British company Skytrax in 2005 and 2006, Athens airport was awarded the best airport in Southern Europe. Scheduled flights as well as charter and low-cost flights operate to Athens throughout the year and on a seasonal basis. Particularly cheap flights are operated by Easyjet or Aegean Airlines. A direct flight from London to Athens will take about 4 hours.
  • URL: Official website
  • Time zone: GMT 2
  • Service telephone: +30 210 353-0000
  • Address: Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos, Administration Building 17, 5th km Spata-Loutsa Avenue, GR-19019 Spata, Athens, Greece
  • Operating company: Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA)
  • Parking: Short stay and long stay parking in 3 car parks for about 4400 vehicles.
  • Nearby cities: Athen (19 km), Kallithéa (22 km), Piraeus (27 km)
  • Directions by car: The airport is linked to the town centre via the motorway Attiki Odos (toll)
  • Stations: Train station next to the Terminal with a link to Athens line 3 underground and urban trains.
  • Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.53%), Tuesday (13.26%), Wednesday (13.08%), Thursday (14.24%), Friday (15.15%), Saturday (14.51%), Sunday (15.23%)
  • Alternative spelling: Athen-Eleftherios Venizelos, Flughafen Athen, Atina, Afiny, Afina, Athina, Atenes, Atenas, Athény, Atene, Ateena, Atîna, Atines, Ateny, Athènes, Atini, Атина, Αθήνα, Атэны, Афины, Афіни, Афиннар, Афіны, אתונה, አቴና, ஏதென்ஸ், एथेंस, एथेन्स, अथेन्स, অ্যাথেন্স, ایتھنز, آتن, أثينا, 아테네, เอเธนส์, アテネ, 雅典, ათენი, Աթենք

Most popular destinations from Athens (Flights per week )


Top airlines (percentage of departures and arrivals)

  1. Aegean Airlines (2483, 39,02 %)
  2. Sky Express (1070, 16,81 %)
  3. Ryanair (276, 4,34 %)
  4. Olympic Air (264, 4,15 %)
  5. easyJet (188, 2,95 %)
  6. British Airways (184, 2,89 %)
  7. Lufthansa (164, 2,58 %)
  8. Wizz Air (152, 2,39 %)
  9. Italia Trasporto Aereo (120, 1,89 %)
  10. Swiss International Air Lines (106, 1,67 %)
  11. other (21.31 %)

Location
Car: Opened on 29/03/2001, the airport is about 28 km or 18 miles east of Athens city centre, near the Athens suburbs Koropi, Spata-Loutsa and Markopoulo. From the south, Athens airport can be reached on the six lane motorway Attiki Odos (toll motorway). The suburbs southeast of the capital (eg Ilisia, Zografou, Vyronas, Kaisariani, Papagou, Holargos, Ag. Paraskevi) are connected to the airport via the Ymitos on the ring road, several exits lead to the airport. Toll-free access to the airport is on Lavriou Avenue and other surrounding major roads. Coming from the southern suburbs or Piraeus, the toll can be avoided using Possidonos Avenue, Vouliagmenis Avenue, Vari-Koropi Avenue and then Attiki Odos motorway. The short-term parking zones P1 and P2 with a total of 1360 spaces are located directly outside the arrivals zone of the main terminal. Long term parking is available in zone P3 on the Attiki Odos motorway, with approximately 3378 parking spaces.

Train and bus: Athens and the port of Piraeus may be reached using the Metro Line 3 between 5.30 am and midnight. The S-Bahn and the airport buses also serve the city. Overall, three national bus lines and six express bus lines X 92 - X 97 operate services to the airport. The metro line 3 runs from the airport to the major central metro station Monastiraki, where you change to line 1 to Piraeus and Kifissia. Passengers travelling to or from the railway station Larisis can use Line 3 to Syntagma station and then use the underground line 2. The journey to Syntagma or Monastiraki takes about 30 minutes depending on the time of day, to Piraeus approximately 60 minutes. There is also a rail link from the airport to Corinth.

Taxi: there are taxi ranks at the arrivals hall exit 3.

History
The construction of Athens International Airport - Eleftherios Venizelos was the largest infrastructure project in the modern history of Greece and also the largest international airport project using private funding. On 31.07.1995, the Greek government and a private consortium led by HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) signed the Airport Development Agreement (ADA), with the common goal of developing a new international airport at Spata, as the former Hellinikon Airport was no longer large enough to deal with the growing numbers of passengers. The administrator, Athens International Airport SA (Diethnis Aerolimenas Athinon AE) is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is to be operated as a PPP for 30 years including the building period. The Greek state owns 55% and the three private shareholders the remaining 45%.


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