Athens International Airport - Cargo Development

Who we are

AIA’s Cargo Development oversees all freight and mail handling activities at the airport, acts as the coordinator and facilitator of the airport’s cargo community and spearheads the development and marketing activities of any new cargo relevant projects.

The key to success is the spirit of cooperation and synergy among all members of the local cargo community achieved through an efficient communication vehicle under AIA’s leadership, the Airport Cargo Community Committee (ACCC).

Facts & Figures

  • 4 Cargo terminals of 275,000 tonnes capacity
  • 3 independent third-party cargo handlers & 1 self-handler
  • Minimum Service Delivery Standards
  • Multi-modal links
  • Incentives for cargo flights


We communicate, integrate and facilitate through the Airport Cargo Community Committee. We have established a living supply chain comprised of all members of the local cargo community and, together with the State authorities, works towards the further development of our market. This common business approach results in synergies and joint solutions, the key to success. Join us!

We make things fit as we fit together
Contact cargo

Cargo Development
Mrs. Lina Palli
Tel: (+30) 210 3536444, (+30) 210 3531287

Sea-air cargo

Athens International airport is the first European airport to launch multi-modal flows in the form of the combination of maritime, road, and air traffic. The project provides an attractive alternative to pure air transport and enables shippers to forward their cargo from the Eastern Mediterranean region via Piraeus seaport and Athens airport to final destinations in Northern Europe and North America.

Having signed Cooperation Agreements with both Piraeus seaport operators, AIA and the local cargo community offer same-day connection in Athens and a total transit time of five days at competitive rates.

Road Feeder Services (RFS)

In order to meet the requirements of various international lead carriers, the cargo community is currently designing a road feeder service connecting international markets via Athens Airport with Salonika and the Balkan States in one and two days respectively.

The Athens RFS project is expected to be launched in the course of the next months.

Promoting Greek Exports

The most recent concept under development by the cargo community is targeted to the increase of Greek exports. Greek quality products are already distributed worldwide but new niche markets suitable for airfreight are sought. The aim is to promote aircargo as an alternative transportation solution for specific types of products such as perishables that need to arrive in destination on time and in good condition. Meetings with relevant associations will be scheduled where the advantages of the airfreight will be presented and the solutions will be discussed. The project is expected to be will be launched after Easter.