Ovelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 946 times:
Today I visited the new Athens Intl Airport (LGAV) at Spata.
As many others have stated, it is one modern, spacious, advanced and nice airport. One of the biggest (in terms of space) in Europe.
Fact One: It only took me 30 minutes to get there, I live at northern suburbs of Athens. The new access road is there and there was no mess although it was Saturday noon. Somebody some days ago was saying "It will be a mess, believe me". I just don't.
Fact Two: The mess was for the passengers. The first three days was a festival of delays, lost lugguge and flight cancelation for Olympic Airways. All the other airlines had little problems, all of them related to airport's "teething problems". Olympic struggles to operate at LGAV (it represents the 70% of the traffic there) while all the others seem to work almost fine.
Fact three (the saddest): Little or not at all spotting opporunities from the main terminal building. If you do travel you have great views from the gate windows. If you don't....well....you have to watch through the windows of crowded fast food or restaurants.
Next week I will be travelling to Chania from Athens Spata and a full report will be available to you ASAP.
I will be glad to answer any questions from you...
Jubilee From Singapore, joined Jun 1999, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 832 times:
Hi! I'll be going to Greece at the end of the month for my honeymoon, and I didn't realise that my flight would be operating from the new international airport! That'd be great. Any tips on how NOT to get lost, or what to look out for?