Araxos Airport (GPA)

Araxos International Airport Agamemnon

Araxos Airport (Modern Greek: Αεροδρόμιο Αράξου) (AITA code: GPA – ICAO code: LGRX) is an international airport located near the cape of Áraxos, Achaia, Greece. It serves the city of Patras and the western Peloponnese. It is also called Araxos National Airport1 or Agamemnon Airport. It is primarily an air base of the Greek Air Force, with seasonal commercial flights.

Airbase

The first contingent of the United States Air Force in Europe arrived on July 14, 1962. A USAFE munitions squadron loaded with an estimated 25 U.S. B61 tactical nuclear weapons stored from 1974 as part of NATO nuclear sharing2, was stationed at Araxos between April 1, 1972 and May 11, 20013.

In 2009, it houses the following Greek units:

116 Pteriga Maxis,
335 Mira “Tiger”, F-16C/D Block 52+A
336 Mira “Olympus”, A-7E/TA-7C
SMET, A-7E/TA-7C

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Hours of operation

UPDATED: 23 January 2020

Airport operating hours from 27/10/2019 till 28/03/2020:

• Εvery Mon, Wed, Fri 08:00-14:00
• Every Tue, Thu 09:00-14:30
• Every Sat, Sun 08:00-13:30

Araxos Airport Available services

TO THE PASSENGERS

a. Public authorities

Custom passenger terminal
Phone no: + 30 2610 – 339869 (Patra)
Police station
Phone no: + 30 26930 – 51767

b. Shops

Two (2) bars. Phone no: + 30 26930 – 51880
Duty free. Phone no/Fax: + 30 26930 – 51852
Rent a car offices
Avis. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 275547 (Patra)
Hertz. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 220990 (Patra)
Dirent. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 9959500 (Patra)

TO THE AIRCRAFT OPERATORS
Fuel companies
Gisco. Phone no: + 30 26930 – 51540

Rent-a-car
Rent a car offices

Avis. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 275547 (Patra)
Hertz. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 220990 (Patra)
Dirent. Phone no: + 30 2610 – 9959500 (Patra)

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