Athens International Airport (AIA) has been constructed and operates under a Public-Private Partnership considered pioneer worldwide.
'Athens International Airport S.A.' is the company responsible for the operation, management and development of the airport for a 30-year concession period initiated in 1996.
Committed to operational and service excellence, safety and user-friendliness, AIA has been serving Greece's capital since the opening date March 28th, 2001, offering to all airlines and passengers a modern, spacious and state-of-the-art environment.
Besides its 24-hour ample capacity, AIA's key driver for the achievement of operational excellence and high quality services is its Customer Centric Philosophy, the backbone of which is the principle that each and every customer is unique. The extrovert expression of this principle is declared through the '...caring for more' motto which guides AIA to offer quality of services and facilities that go beyond the standards offered at most of the airports worldwide, making each moment at the Athens Airport a pleasant experience for the travellers and the visitors.
Furthermore, based on the Airport Company's management approach, AIA has acted as a catalyst for long-term business development, by creating a business platform for over 300 enterprises directly related to the airport's operation. More than 16,000 people work at the airport community, making the Athens Airport City one of the biggest employment engines in Greece.
In parallel, AIA , being fully conscious of its social role and as a responsible corporate citizen, promotes social solidarity and culture through customized projects, which contribute to the wellbeing of its neighbors, the wider public and the overall society. In addition, it manages a comprehensive environmental policy by addressing all relevant issues including noise reduction, air and water quality monitoring, waste management and resource monitoring. AIA also participates actively to the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme for reducing carbon footprint.
Last but not least, AIA's success is driven by its Human Capital, and therefore special focus is placed on attaining and retaining talent through education and development programmes.
The effectiveness and innovation of AIA's initiatives throughout the spectrum of the airport business are internationally acknowledged; AIA has been awarded with a number of industry distinctions including the 10 consecutive OAG Airport Marketing Awards, while its high-standard services to all airport customers are reflected in the consistently high levels of customer satisfaction.
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