Athens International Airport (ATH/LGAV)
New routes and frequency possibilities out of Athens
Annual indirect market size of 45,000 passengers, with over 39% travelling on business.
21,000 recorded passengers in 2010 travelling indirectly, provide an opportunity for an immediate start up.
A good opportunity exists for Lyon with an annual indirect market of approximately 23,000 passengers.
Another viable opportunity in Southern France with annual indirect traffic of almost 21,000 passengers.
Culminating the strong possibilities from Athens to Southern France destinations, over 30,000 recorded passengers in 2010 travelled indirectly.
|Chicago & Boston|
Two of the strongest non-served long-haul markets out of Athens, since each had over 45,000 indirect passengers in 2010.
A notable opportunity in Southern Africa with an annual indirect traffic of almost 44,000 passengers.
Annual indirect market size of over 11,000 passengers, almost 30% travelling on business.
A notable new route opportunity with over 21,000 indirect passengers. Ready for a 3-weekly service.
Should facilitate a viable new service with over 22,000 indirect passengers registered in 2010, 36% travelling on business.
Or as they say "the largest Greek city after Athens", with one of the largest Greek communities living abroad, Melbourne records almost 90,000 annual indirect passengers.
Likewise, a good opportunity exists for Sydney with an annual indirect market of approximately 88,000 passengers.
7 weekly frequencies from ATH and almost 42,000 indirect passengers in 2010, demonstrating strong potential for additional year-round services.
Served on a seasonal basis with 2 weekly frequencies, but the 27,000 travellers from ATH in 2010 reached OSL through a connecting point.
|Similarly served on a seasonal basis with 3 weekly frequencies, however over 25.000 indirect passengers registered in 2010, demonstrating strong potential for additional year-round services.|
The Major Competitive Advantages of Athens International Airport
- Unrestricted 24-hour operations with no curfews.
- Only "schedule facilitated" Medium/Large European airport with no capacity constraints.
- State-of-the-art technology & equipment. Highest standards of safety and security.
- Customer-oriented management and operations.
- A wide range of Incentives which offer significant discounts on airlines operating costs.
- Consulting level services for advertising and promotion within the Greek market.
- Use of enhanced e-tools and techniques for commercial and operational purposes.
Marketing and other support
Understanding our business partners' needs and providing sustainable solutions to business development plans are top priorities for us at AIA. This is why, we respond to your requests for longer lasting and even more generous business development support, by delivering more to you every day. Towards this direction, we review & update frequently our incentive policy, aiming to offer a contemporary, strong & attractive portfolio.
More specifically we are offering:
- Globally one of the strongest incentive schemes available comprising discounts up to 100% on airport's Landing & Parking charges for five (5) years period. One year discounts on Ground Handling infrastructure charges. Hence if you require additional details on our incentive schemes and eligibility please, visit us online.
- Customised analysis, traffic forecasting and route evaluation studies.
- InfoGate, 24/7 online traffic information per route per airline, market & capacity shares, passenger profile & demographic data, raw data etc (user access only).
- Auto-Pilot, enables you to calculate with accuracy turnaround costs, rotational discounts & year round savings from our incentive schemes (available via info-gate).
AIA offers extensive marketing support and in-depth knowledge of the local Greek market & Media enabling airlines to achieve awareness and stimulate the local market. The marketing support activities are inclusive but not limited to the following actions:
- Free & heavily discounted advertisement placements within the airport premises.
- Insertions in airport's standard publications (timetables, Guides, etc.).
- Opportunity to participate at the Airport's other media promotions.
- Co-sponsoring of Events.
- Inaugural flight celebrations, travel market events, etc.
- Support of press conferences.
|2011 Incentives||Discounts on...|
|Landing & Parking charges||Ground Handling|
(3 Int'l Routes within a Year)
|100%||100%||New of Add Routes Incentive||40%|
|5th Freedom Traffic Rights||100%||100%||100%||75%||75%||40%|
|New Long-haul routes||100%||100%||100%||75%||50%||40%|
|Additional Long Haul frequencies||100%||50%||20%|
|New seasonal frequencies||50%||25%|
- Europe's seventh largest city with a core catchment of up to 6 million people.
- The city's position in the heart of the most dynamic world region offers direct access to the Balkans area, South-Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and to the Middle East.
- Athens, established its position as a modern, vibrant business and cultural centre for the region.
- Excellent weather conditions make Athens an ideal year-round leisure destination.
Transport links & Parking
- By Bus: Six public bus routes connecting the airport with the greater area of Athens & Piraeus. Single fare 3.20euro per/pax
- By Metro Line 3: The journey with the metro line 3 to the Syntagma sq. lasts 27' min. Single fare 6 euro, return 10 (w/ 48hrs), mobility impaired 3 euro. Departs every half an hour.
- By Suburban Rail: The journey from a/p to Athens Central railway station lasts 38' min. Single fare 6 euro, return 10 (w/ 48. hrs). Train departs every 15' min.
- Parking: P1 & P2 short tern parking lots. 1.357 positions. Rate card applies for up to 24 euro for 24 hrs parking. P3 long term parking, 5.800 positions. 12 euro per day.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Competitive Advantages for Air Cargo
Development at Athens
- Strategic location among three continents, gateway to Europe.
- Regional hub for N. Africa, Middle East, Mediterranean and the Balkans.
- Transit point for Sea-Air Cargo (ME via Athens to N.Europe/USA).
- 24hr-7-day operation, no slot and night constraints.
- New infrastructure, high standards of safety & security.
- Four front-side cargo terminals of 275,000 tonnes capacity.
- Simplified customs procedures, and new electronic customs services as of January 2011
- Airport Cargo Community Committee as a facilitation and development tool.
- Minimum Service Delivery Standards for inbound flows.
- Choice among 3 cargo handlers.
Supportive Scheme for New or Additional International Cargo Flight:
- Year 1 – 50%.
- Year 2 – 37.5%.
- Year 3 – 25%.
- Attract new transit flows mainly to the Balkan countries through the development of a road-feeder-service (RFS) network.
- Develop new sea-air cargo flows from the wider Eastern Mediterranean region and create herewith additional demand for main deck capacity to North America.
- Athens International Airport is located 33 km northeast of central Athens and enjoys a well established multi-modal access.
- The airport is accessible through a six lane highway linked to the city centre and the national highway network. Suburban and metro link as well as, an expanded bus transport network.
- Advantageously located between 3 ports with regular daily connections.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runways (number and length): Two parallel runways, separation 1,575 m for independent operation.
- Runway 1: 4,000m Cat II.
- Runway 2: 3,800, Cat II.
- Athens International is the only major schedule facilitated European airport.
- Operating hours: 24hrs operation, no curfews.
- Check-in desks: 144.
- Passenger Gates: 50.
- Aircraft Parking Stands: 85, out of which 24 are served with air bridges.
- Terminal Capacity: Currently 21 Million/Year, 50 Million/year upon completion of Development.
- 25 min. turnaround time possible.
- Min. connect time: 45 Minutes.
- 15.4 million Scheduled passengers in 2010.
- 2.3 million foreign pax visited Athens for holidays during 2010.
- LCC traffic surpassed the 1.0 million mark, accounting for almost 10.0% of International Scheduled traffic.
- Business/Leisure Split: 30% – 70%.
- Domestic/International Split: 36% – 64%.
- 191,800 flights.
- 97,000 Tonnes of Cargo.
- Top 3 Airlines: Olympic Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa.