Athens International Airport SA (AIA) is responsible for the successful management, operation, and development of the Athens Airport. It is a thriving aviation hub that plays a pivotal role in Greece's economy and contributes significantly to the country's development. Its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction, positions Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” as a leading airport operator in Europe and beyond.
As the country's main gateway to the world, in 2023 AIA connected millions of travellers from over 155 destinations in 55 countries, on more than 65 airlines, handling over 28.2 million passengers, which accounts for approximately 35% of Greece’s the overall Greek aviation traffic in 2022.
Key contributors to this positive outlook remain AIA’s renowned Route development and airline marketing strategy, with one of the most comprehensive and innovative airline incentive schemes internationally and a strategic focus on the promotion of “Destination Athens” through initiatives and synergies. Having been repeatedly awarded as the Best Airport in Europe by the Airports Council International for its high level of services provided and passenger satisfaction, the Athens International Airport continues into 2024 to implement its programme for aesthetic, functional, and operational upgrades within the airport premises.
Since 2016, AIA is the 1st Carbon Neutral Airport in Greece and, as of 2019, through its initiative “Route 2025”, the Airport Company has announced its official commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the target of 2050 set by ACI Europe.
Thanks to its top-notch services, AIA has earned more than 120 significant international distinctions and awards. The airport community, with more than 300 companies and 16,000 employees, constitutes one of the biggest “employment engines” in Greece, generating growth, jobs and value.