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Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos”

Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos”, and generally serves tinAthina Attica. It opened on March 29, 2001 and replaced the Greek International Airport, serving Athens for 60 years.

Named in honor of the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, who as Prime Minister idryseYpourgeio Aviation and made systematic efforts to organize the Civil Aviation.

At the airport, they have their basis: the Aegean Airlines, a subsidiary of Olympic Air, as well as Ryanair, which uses it as a local basis (from April 1, 2014), also the Ellinair and Spanish carrier Volotea.

The daily traffic record passenger airport was on May 23, 2007, the day of the Champions League final in Athens, when handled in a day 85,000 passengers.

In 2013, the airport was ranked as 35th., In passenger traffic in Europe.

According to IATA standards, the code is ATH (same as in Greek) and in accordance with these touICAO is LGAV.

The airport has the capacity of the European Aviation Safety and the Federal Aviation Administration, can serve the largest passenger aircraft in the world Airbus A380.

2014 was a year of recovery for the airport. Initially, Aegean Airlines expanded its destinations network by 30%. Also, the largest low cost airline in Europe, Ryanair made the “El. Venizelos” as a new local base with 6 new destinations in Greece and Europe. In June, two airlines, the Singapore Airlines and Gulf Air returned to the airport of Athens, while the Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad, increased the number of their flights and / or the capacity of the aircraft, who visited the airport. The year ended with 15,196,463 travelers, an increase of 21.2% compared to the previous year.

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