Athens International Airport (AIA) - Articles and news items
Issue 2 2015 • 20 March 2015 • International Airport Review
28th March 2001 marked the onset of a new era for air transport in Greece, with the opening of the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, which has contributed to the transformation of the capital as one of the most modern, functional and safest airports in the world...
Airport news • 28 January 2013 • Athens International Airport
Athens International Airport introduced a number of aesthetic and functional upgrades...
Issue 1 2012 • 7 February 2012 • Dimitris Dolapsakis, Manager of Asset Management, Athens International Airport
Towards the end of 2011, the sun rose to shine for the first time on the newly inaugurated Photovoltaic (PV) park at Athens International Airport (AIA), the largest unified PV installation at an airport worldwide.AIA’s PV park is expected to contribute significantly to the airport’s target of reducing its carbon footprint. The production of approxi - mately 11 million ‘green’ KW annually, corresponds to almost nine per cent of the airport’s electricity needs and will reduce CO2 emissions by 11,000 tonnes per year, for a period of at least 25 years.The inauguration of the PV park marked the end of AIA’s efforts to introduce renewable energy sources at the airport. However, before AIA considered adding energy producing facilities within its strategy, it had to tackle the issue of energy efficiency. An important energy manage - ment process was initiated in 2002 which targeted the reduction of energy consumption at the airport. The airport had to run on the absolute minimum energy required, without comp ro - mising the high level of services offered to our passengers and partners.
Athens International Airport’s mission in the area of ground handling can be summarised as “ensuring the reliable supply of quality services at an optimal price level”. In pursuit of this objective, Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) is actively involved in a triangular relationship with the ground handling providers and the airlines, and cooperates closely with all other key stakeholders, including the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, Customs and Police Authorities, and the various international air transport associations (ACI, IATA, EU DG Trend).
According to the head of baggage handling at AIA, the immense demands placed on the baggage handling services during the 2004 Olympics prompted some unconventional solutions.