Tuesday March 27, 2001 was an uncommon day for the city of Athens. Following six decades the capital of Greece gained another International Airport. Migrated from Elliniko areato Spata with current offices and another name the new airplane terminal built up the new period for the Greek aeronautics division. The development of the new air terminal has been propelled in July 1996 and it was conveyed to finish only five months before venture’s due date, in September 2000.
On March 28, the primary plane landed. It was the Olympic Air flight from Montreal, Canada.
After one day, the 1572 flight of KLM to Amsterdam was the initiation takeoff flight from the fresh out of the plastic new El. Venizelos International Airport. It’s been over ten years after those opening flights and the Athens International Airport El. Venizelos keeps on accepting a huge number of guests to Greece every year.
Athens International Airport was named after the Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), considered one of the best leaders of present day and contemporary history of Greece, who was additionally a Minister of Aviation.
The Athens International Airport is situated close to the town of Spata, 34 km from the downtown area of Athens and 25 km from the northern suburb of Kifissia (GPS Data 37.93,23.945).
Some charming numbers
Αround 15 million travelers arrive and withdraw from Athens I