Today, the PM Simitis announced that the Athens International Airport at Hellenicon (LGAT, IATA:ATH) will close by February 2002, following the opening of the New Athens Intl by March 2001.
While every major city in Europe searches ways to build additional big and smaller airports or expands the ones that already has, the greek government seeks how to close all the civil airports around Athens in favor of the new one.
After autumn 2002, there will be no civil airports around Athens but there will be four military!!! (Tatoi, Elefsis, Tanagra and Megara).
Hear this too. With the closing of Marathon airport (LGMR) there is no plan of where to move the 100+ private planes and helicopters. LGMR is the only purely general aviation airport in Athens.
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