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Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, Slots & CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 2: Permits, PPRs, Slots & CIQ

Business aircraft operators need to be diligent on prior permission required (PPR) and airport slot coordination when operating to popular Greek islands during peak season (April – September). Overnight parking at many locations will be almost impossible to obtain. So, be prepared to drop, go and reposition…

June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Business Aircraft Ops in Greece during Peak Season – Part 1: Airports & Parking

Strategically located between Europe, Africa and Asia, Greece attracts general aviation (GA) movements for business, tourism, and tech stops. While primary business destinations are Athens and Thessaloniki, dozens of popular island locations provide a constant magnet for GA traffic during the April…






May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

UPDATE: Regulatory Changes for Greece: New GA Airport Slot Requirements

Effective July 2015, airport slots became mandatory for operation to many airports in Greece. While airport slots have always been required for scheduled commercial traffic – for both arrival and departure – they were not needed for General Aviation (GA). The impact of this sudden regulatory change is complicating GA trip planning and adding a level of […]






August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Documentation, Hotels, and Local Area

Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Documentation, Hotels, and Local Area

As long as you have correct documentation on hand, business aircraft operations to Greece are usually easy and straightforward. There’s almost always aircraft parking available – at many airports with advance notice – and adequate services can be obtained. Even at more remote destinations […]






November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs

Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs

Flight planning procedures and requirements for Greece follow the Eurocontrol policies, and, for business aircraft operators, these procedures are straightforward. It’s usually best to have your ground handler assist with flight plan filing in Greece. He or she can monitor […]






November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Slots, Permits, and PPRs

For business aircraft operating to Greece, permits and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) are required in certain situations and at some airports. In all cases, however, you’ll need to request parking permission in advance. It’s best to work with your 3rd-party provider […]






October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

Business Aircraft Operations in Greece: Fuel, Additional Services, and Security

For business aircraft operators traveling to Greece, always confirm fuel uplift and credit requirements with your ground handler prior to arrival. It’s important to have correct documentation on hand to confirm fuel uplifts and to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) when applicable […]






October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

The Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) experience in Greece is relatively quick, professional, and user-friendly. If you’re arriving from outside the European Union (EU), however, it’s important to confirm you have all documentation and required visas in order prior to arrival […]






October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Ground Handling

Airports in Greece are much busier during summer months (May-September) for business aircraft operators. You’ll always do better to make aircraft parking, ground handling, and fuel arrangements well in advance of arrival. By planning early you may be able to expedite the Customs […]






October 9, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations to Greece: Airport Considerations

For business aircraft operators traveling to Greece, it’s important to confirm Prior Permission Required (PPR), airport curfew, and aircraft parking requirements as soon as your schedule is known – particularly during summer months. Be aware of assorted airport restrictions and limitations […]






October 2, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Tips for Operating to Greece’s Top Destinations

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Tips for Operating to Greece’s Top Destinations

Popular island destinations, exclusive summer resorts, and an upward trend in tourism have made Greece an even more in-demand tourism/business destination for this summer. For operators planning general aviation movements to Greece, there are many popular destination stops to consider. The good news is that operating to and […]






March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Operating to Greece during Summer Months

Operating to Greece during Summer Months

During the summer months, it’s best to plan as far in advance as possible for business aircraft operations to popular Greek destinations, in order to enjoy the best options in terms of aircraft parking, hotels, services and fuel uplifts. Particularly when operating to smaller island […]






April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Top Considerations When Operating to Athens (LGAV)

Top Considerations When Operating to Athens (LGAV)

Generally speaking, business aircraft operations to Athens (LGAV) are fairly straightforward. Operations can be done on short notice without need for extended lead times or advance arrangement. There’s plenty of aircraft parking capacity for destination visits. LGAV is also very efficient for tech stop purposes. Still, there are some things you should be aware of before planning a business aviation trip to Athens […]






February 5, 2013 | 1 Comment More