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Air Transport Competitiveness in Greece

Air transport is a key enabler of economic activity in Greece.

It supports 457,000 jobs and EUR 17.8 billion of gross value to GDP, which accounts for 10.2% of Greek GDP.

Main Industry Priorities

  • The long term viability of the air traffic management system needs to be guaranteed through structured capital investments, including recruiting more air traffic controllers
  • Passenger charges and taxes make flying to and from Greece more expensive. A better charges process with a stronger regulator and transparent, meaningful consultation is necessary
  • Greek connectivity has improved due to more airport capacity. Working with stakeholders to allow further growth will benefit the country

Policy Recommendations

  • Ensure that airport charges are cost based and cost effective for airlines and passengers.
  • Ensure airspace and the associated infrastructure is modernized through a structured plan of capital investments, to guarantee the long-term viability of the entire Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.
  • Address the capacity utilization of terminals and runway in order to accomodate the future growth of passengers.  


  • Read the full report for Greece (pdf)​​​​​​​​​​​​ English - Greek
  • Air Transport Competitiveness in Greece (pdf) - infographic. English - Greek  


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