GREECE | Athens | Athens International Airport
A ground support facility at Athens International Airport supporting trips throughout Greece
On behalf of our team,
welcome to Greece!
At Universal Aviation Greece – Athens, we are proud to be the no.1 preferred supervisory company for all local operators, and we offer a personal and friendly service which keeps our customers coming back to us time and again.
My team and I work to the mantra that nothing is impossible, and we make sure that all requests are executed promptly and efficiently.
Our Greek headquarters is based in the country’s historic capital, at Athens International Airport, and we are supported by excellent on-site facilities which are available to you and your passengers 24/7. We also offer a full VIP meet-and-greet service at any airport in Greece, to ensure you have full flexibility with your travel arrangements.
My team and I look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
Universal Aviation Greece – Athens
Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Greece
- We operate a ground support facility at LGAV.
- We have trained and badged ground handling representatives stationed at over 20 additional airports.
- We can send our representatives to meet you at any destination.
- We can help coordinate ground support for any location.
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Greek and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Direct ramp access?||Yes – subject to prior permission by airport authorities|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||ACAS II/TCAS II Version 7.1 required within European Union airspace for all civil acfts with a MTOM exceeding 5700 kg or authorised to carry more than 19 passengers.|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||No restrictions|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Required|
|Airport fire protection category:||LGAV: 9 (military)|
From the city of Athens, take Attiki Odos (Attica Road) south, then east to Athens International Airport. Continue straight from the Main Terminal until you see Hotel Sofitel on the right. Follow the General Aviation signs; after 1 kilometer (from the Main Terminal), you will see the General Aviation common building.
Facility contact information
Athens International Airport
Main Terminal Building
|Hours of operation||0001 – 2359|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes – available at GAT|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
|Hangarage?||Yes – subject to space availabilty|
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