The transformation of Athens International Airport

6 June 2017
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The transformation of Athens International Airport.

– Functional and aesthetical changes in both areas of 9,000 m2 και 15,000 m2 (24,000m2 – areas not yet defined)
– Centralized security filters
– Boarding Card Control area’s capacity tripled
– Security control throughput enhanced by 20%
– Faster transfer processes

– New retail units and products
– Single open areas for shopping, dining, and seating
– 11,000 m2 commercial area
– 2,000 m2 additional seating
– 126 shops (64 retail, 34 F&B, 28 services)

The Athens Airport has a new look.

Focusing on functionality, services, and modern design, with the synthesis of Greek classical and contemporary elements, AIA’s non-Schengen (9,000 m2) and Schengen (15,000 m2) areas have been totally transformed. The completion of the projects marks a massive revamp, which enhances passenger experience. The projects were designed to respond to the latest trends in the travelling process and experience, and offers passengers redesigned areas, enhanced comfort, and plenty of options, according to avionews.

The first major development is the installation of 2 centralized security filter points, i.e. at the entrances of the Schengen area (boarding card control – security) and of the non-Schengen area (passports – security).

The new centralized filters allow the total separation of operational processes from passenger recreation in the airport. Passengers, after having left the centralized security controls behind, can now, comfortably and stress-free, explore and walk through the new upgraded Schengen and non-Schengen areas.

With the new centralized system, the security filter points’ throughput has increased by 20% compared to the previous infrastructure, while another important development is the improvement of the transfer process, as the transfer passengers can now reach their departure gate 10 minutes faster.

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