Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos Airport (abbreviation IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV, CAA: AIA), serves Athens and Attica in general. It began operations on 28 March 2001, replacing Hellenikon International Airport, which had served Athens for 60 years.
It was named in honour of the Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos, who as Prime Minister of Greece established a Ministry of Aviation and made systematic efforts to organise Civil Aviation.
Aegean Airlines, its subsidiary, Olympic Air, as well as Ryanair, which uses the airport as a local base (since 1 April 2014), Ellinair and the Spanish carrier Volotea.