Multiple award-winner: Athens International Airport


Athens International Airport is not only the world's first BOOT* project in the airport sector but also a good example of successful public-private partnership. As part of the IPO of the Greek capital's airport, AviAlliance increased its stake to just over 50 percent in February 2024, making it the majority shareholder of Athens International Airport. In 2019, the procedure for the extension of the concession for Athens International Airport by 20 years until 2046 was completed.

The airport serving the Greek capital, which commenced operations in 2001, has been the frequent recipient of awards: The most recent award Athens International Airport has won is the prestigious ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2023 as the best airport in Europe in the category of airports with 25 to 40 million passengers per year.

In spring 2020, the quality of stay for passengers at Athens International Airport was further enhanced when an expansion of the main terminal building was opened. As well as additional check-in counters and an enlarged area for passport control, numerous stores, a wide range of catering outlets, and new lounges offer passengers even more comfort and convenience.

* BOOT: Build Own Operate Transfer

Key project data

  • Contract for the construction, financing and operation of Athens International Airport
  • Form of privatization: Public-private partnership with BOOT contract, contract concluded in 1996, duration until 2046
  • Important hub for Southeastern Europe and central point of transfer for travelers to Europe from the Middle East
  • World's first privately financed airport project
  • Successful airport IPO 2024; AviAlliance is now majority shareholder


Passengers

Year Passengers
202328.2 million
202222.7 million
202112.3 million
20208.1 million
2019 25.6 million

Key financial figures 2022

   
Revenues EUR 478.1 million
of which Non-Aviation 40 %
 
EBITDA EUR 329.5 million

Prizes and awards

Athens International Airport has been awarded a considerable number of prestigious prizes.
Here are some examples of the latest awards:

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2023

Winner in the category of 25-40 million passengers

Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2023

Winner in the over 20 million passenger category

ASQ-Awards
2022

Best airport in Europe in the 25 to 40 million passenger category

World Routes Awards 2022

Winner in the category of airports with ten to 17.5 million passengers

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2021

Winner in the category of 25-40 million passengers

World Routes Marketing Awards 2019

Highly commended in the category of 20-50 million passengers

Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2019

Winner in the over 20 million passenger category

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018

Best Airport in Southern Europe


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