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|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Yes|
|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|
Recent articles discussing operating in Greece
from our Operational Insight blog
UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements
Effective July 2015, airport slots became mandatory for operation to many airports in Greece. While airport slots have always been required for scheduled commercial traffic – for both arrival and departure – they were not needed for General Aviation (GA). The impact of this sudden regulatory change is complicating GA… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Documentation, Hotels, and Local Area
As long as you have correct documentation on hand, business aircraft operations to Greece are usually easy and straightforward. There’s almost always aircraft parking available – at many airports with advance notice… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs
Flight planning procedures and requirements for Greece follow the Eurocontrol policies, and, for business aircraft operators, these procedures are straightforward. It’s usually best to have your ground handler assist with flight plan filing in Greece. He or she can… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs
For business aircraft operating to Greece, permits and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) are required in certain situations and at some airports. In all cases, however, you’ll need to request parking permission in advance. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security
For business aircraft operators traveling to Greece, always confirm fuel uplift and credit requirements with your ground handler prior to arrival. It’s important to have correct documentation on hand to confirm fuel uplifts and to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) when applicable… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
The Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) experience in Greece is relatively quick, professional, and user-friendly. If you’re arriving from outside the European Union (EU), however, it’s important to confirm you have all documentation and required visas in order prior to arrival … Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Ground Handling
Airports in Greece are much busier during summer months (May-September) for business aircraft operators. You’ll always do better to make aircraft parking, ground handling, and fuel arrangements well in advance of arrival. By planning early you may be able to expedite the Customs… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Considerations
For business aircraft operators traveling to Greece, it’s important to confirm Prior Permission Required (PPR), airport curfew, and aircraft parking requirements as soon as your schedule is known – particularly during summer months. Be aware of assorted airport restrictions and limitations… Read more.
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Tips for Operating to Greece’s Top Destinations
Popular island destinations, exclusive summer resorts, and an upward trend in tourism have made Greece an even more in-demand tourism/business destination for this summer. For operators planning general aviation movements to Greece, there are many popular destination stops to consider. The good news… Read more.
Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer
Operating to popular European destinations during summer months can be challenging, as you’re often dealing with high demand/limited supply situations. For short-notice trips to busy Mediterranean destinations, it’s critical to begin preparations with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as early as possible to avoid potential delays… Read more.
Operating to Greece during Summer Months
During the summer months, it’s best to plan as far in advance as possible for business aircraft operations to popular Greek destinations, in order to enjoy the best options in terms of aircraft parking, hotels, services and fuel uplifts. Particularly when operating to smaller island… Read more.
Top Considerations When Operating to Athens (LGAV)
Generally speaking, business aircraft operations to Athens (LGAV) are fairly straightforward. Operations can be done on short notice without need for extended lead times or advance arrangement. There’s plenty of aircraft parking capacity for destination visits. LGAV is also very efficient for tech stop purposes… Read more.
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