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LGAV

A ground support facility at Athens International Airport supporting trips throughout Greece

Yiannis Arkoulis

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.

Sincerely,

Yiannis Arkoulis

Manager
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.

Services

Ground support capabilities

Languages spoken Greek and English
Customs and immigration? Yes
UVair® contract fuel available? Yes
Conference rooms? No
Limousine service and car rental? Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements? Yes
Security arrangements? Yes
Maintenance? Yes
Direct ramp access? Yes – subject to prior permission by airport authorities
Computerized worldwide weather briefings? Yes
Baggage handling? Yes
Permit coordination? Yes
Lav service? Yes

Flight support

RVSM: Implemented
ACAS/TCAS II: Required for turbine engine aircraft with MTOW exceeding 15,000 kg or more than 30 pax seats
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)

Directions

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
Suite MTB1/Q02
19019 Spata,
Greece

Location FAQ

Hours of operation 0001 – 2359
Airport restrictions? No
Noise restrictions? No
Slots required? No
VIP passenger lounge? Yes – available at GAT
VIP crew lounge? Yes
Air conditioning? Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi? Yes
Digital newspapers No
Refreshments? Yes
Flight-plan filing? Yes
Restrooms? Yes
Showers? No
Prayer room? No
Hangarage? Yes – subject to space availabilty
VIP catering? Yes

Recent articles discussing operating in Greece

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UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

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Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Documentation, Hotels, and Local Area

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

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

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs

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Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

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Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

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

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

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

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Tips for Operating to Greece’s Top Destinations

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Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer

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

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)

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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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at LGAV
Contact detail Location detail
Country: Greece
Main office: Athens, Greece
ICAO: LGAV
Locations served: All of Greece
Radio frequency: 131.41 MHz
SITA: ATHOOUV
Managing director: Yiannis Arkoulis
Phone: +30 210 3534315
+30 210 3534003
Mobile: +30 6 932210145 (Yiannis Arkoulis)
Fax: +30 210 3532624
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