Athens Airport Terminals
At the Athens International Airport, you will currently find two passenger terminals that are used for incoming and outgoing flights. There is one main terminal which handles the bulk of the traffic, and another satellite terminal that is linked to the main buildings by an underground tunnel. The airport is currently going through a transition period of expansion, during which they plan to add accommodations to allow for up to 50 million people to pass through the airport on an annual basis. These expansions are being completed in 6 total phases.
The main terminal is the biggest terminal that handles most of the traffic that comes through the airport. This terminal contains over 140 check-in desks and there are three levels that make up the terminal. One of the levels is dedicated for arrivals, another is for departures, and the third level is dedicated for the food court. The level that contains the food court is well-known for having beautiful views of the airport available.
The terminal is also home to several accommodations for the passengers such as 14 jet bridges and over 10 conveyor belts that help you to find your luggage easily. This terminal is currently undergoing expansion and renovation to allow for more passengers to pass through the airport without additional delay. The expansion will see 18 more check-in desks to the terminal and also feature a shopping area and private lounges for the comfort and convenience of the passengers.
The satellite terminal is much smaller, but still is able to serve a significant number of passengers each year. This terminal consists of two separate terminals. One of the terminals is dedicated to serving those who are arriving at the airport and the other is dedicated for those who are departing. The satellite terminal may sound like it would be hard to reach, but the Athens airport has actually made it easy by connecting it to the main building using a tunnel that is underground. The tunnel contains moving walkways for convenience and has 10 jet bridges. It can handle an annual volume of up to 6 million passengers.