LGAV 201750Z 02005KT 9999 FEW030 11/04 Q1026 NOSIG
|Name (city):||Eleftherios Venizelo|
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", began operation on 29 March 2001 and is the primary civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. It is Greece's busiest airport and it serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines and its subsidiary Olympic Air as well as other Greek airlines. The airport is currently in Group 2 of Airports Council International (10-25 million) and as of 2014, Athens International is the 31st busiest airport in Europe.
The airport was opened in March 2001 to replace the now-closed Athens (Ellinikon) International Airport. The airport is located between the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata and Loutsa, about 20 km (12 mi) to the east of central Athens (30 km (19 mi) by road, due to intervening hills). The airport is named after Elefthérios Venizélos, the prominent Cretan political figure and Prime Minister of Greece, who made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s.
It has two runways that are each approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) long. The airport was developed by public-private partnership with Greece holding 55% of the shares.
The airport has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for take-offs and landings of the biggest passenger jet worldwide, the A380. The first ever A380 to visit 'Eleftherios Venizelos' Athens International Airport made an emergency landing on 13 April 2011 for emergency medical reasons. The first scheduled A380 flight took place on 26 October 2012 by Emirates.
|Transition altitude:||9000 ft.|
|LGAV Online stations|
|Number||Course||Length||Elevation||Lat||Lon||ILS||ILS freq||ILS FAC||GP|
|03L||34°||12467ft / 3800 m||255ft||37.923678||23.920936||✓||110.5||34°||3.0°|
|03R||34°||13123ft / 4000 m||271ft||37.925936||23.945511||✓||111.1||34°||3.0°|
|21L||214°||13123ft / 4000 m||303ft||37.9504||23.968786||✓||111.1||214°||3.0°|
|21R||214°||12467ft / 3800 m||282ft||37.946706||23.942836||✓||110.5||214°||3.0°|