Project Description: The airport commonly initialized as "AIA", began operation on 28 March 2001 (10-25 million passengers, 30th busiest in Europe) and is the primary international airport for Athens and the region of Attica and is Greece's busiest airport which serves as the hub and main base of Aegean Airlines and other Greek airlines.
Overview The airport currently has two terminals, the main terminal and the satellite terminal accessible by an underground link from the main terminal. The airport accommodates 21 million passengers per year, with a design capacity of 16 million passengers yearly, a new phase is foreseen to increase annual traffic to 50 million passengers, with the current layout leaving enough space for five more terminals to be added.
Main Terminal The building handles EC/ EU and Non-EC/EU flights. It has three separate levels, one for arrivals, one for departures and a food court level complete with a view of the eastern runway. Finally, the terminal is equipped with fourteen jet bridges and eleven conveyor belts for luggage.
Satellite Terminal The satellite terminal has two levels, one for arrivals and the other for departures. It is also easily accessible through an underground link complete with moving walkways. The terminal is equipped with ten jet bridges and is capable of handling annual traffic of six million passengers. In May 2015, this terminal was in full use for Schengen area flights and to accommodate increased traffic