The 2004 Olympic Games, to be held August 13 to 29 in Athens, may prove to be a significant growth factor for business aviation in Greece, including the creation of profitable investment opportunities in ground infrastructure. The flow of visitors is expected to rise starting next year and culminate around the start of the games.
Athens International Airport
For many European Regions Airline Association (ERA) general assembly delegates, their arrival here in Athens will have been their first sight and experience of the new Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, opened just six months ago at Spata. Already the new facility is running ahead of its business plan with more than a million passengers a month, and over 600 daily movements being handled in June.