Athens International Airport - Athens International Airport joins Pharma.Aero
12 JUNE 2024
Athens International Airport joins Pharma.Aero

Pharma.Aero, the global collaborative platform for excellence in healthcare logistics, announces Athens International Airport (AIA) as its newest member. AIA is the largest international airport in Greece and the largest and busiest airport in the Balkans region. 

Trevor Caswell, Chair of Pharma.Aero, extends a warm welcome to Athens International Airport, stating, “By integrating Athens International Airport into our collaborative network, Pharma.Aero not only acknowledges the airport's regional importance but also strengthens its footprint in the Mediterranean region. We are thrilled to collaborate and leverage our industry expertise to drive innovative projects that yield substantial value for our industry and enhance access to healthcare for people worldwide.”

Athens International Airport has received its IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 2023. Since 2016, AIA is the first carbon neutral airport in Greece and, as of 2019, through its initiative “Route 2025”, it has announced its official commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025, 25 years ahead of the target of 2050 set by ACI Europe. Also, it is the first European airport to launch multi-modal flows in the form of the combination of maritime, road, and air traffic. 

Cargo Development at Athens International Airport (AIA) oversees all freight and mail handling activities, acting as the coordinator and facilitator of the airport’s cargo community and spearheading new developments. 

Lina Palli, IATA CEIV Pharma Coordinator for the Athens Cargo Community, said “At AIA we strongly believe in collaboration and synergies. By joining Pharma.Aero we will not only join an international network of experts and gain valuable knowledge that we can transfer to our local partners, but we will also support Pharma.Aero’s important mission of promoting a seamless pharmaceutical supply chain.”

Pharma.Aero serves as a collaborative platform bringing together Life Sciences and MedTech manufacturers, pharma-certified cargo communities, including airports, airlines and other logistics providers to drive positive change by addressing current challenges and future trends in the transportation of healthcare products. 


About Athens International Airport

Since March 2001, Athens International Airport has welcomed more than 370 million passengers, over 4 million flights and more than 2,226 thousand tons of cargo. In terms of traffic, the year 2023 ended with Athens International Airport’s traffic amounting to 28.17 million passengers, exceeding the 2022 levels by 24% and higher than the respective 2019 levels by 10.2%. At the same time, Athens International Airport connected travelers from over 156 destinations in 57 countries, on more than 65 airlines. In the cargo sector, traffic reached 94,000 tons returning to the 2019 levels after the pandemic peak.

About Pharma.Aero

Founded in 2016, as a cross-industry collaboration platform, Pharma.Aero expanded rapidly to over 80 Life Science and MedTech manufacturers, cargo pharma-certified communities and other logistics stakeholders. Over the years, the organization has matured into an industry thought leader by developing cutting-edge projects, providing insights, and addressing new trends, thus fuelling the changes needed for tomorrow's Life Science and MedTech logistics strategies. 

Pharma.Aero is also co-founder and organizer of the annual International Pharma Logistics Masterclass, a unique program that brings together industry executives, experts, policymakers and international academics for a knowledge exchange experience of immense value. This year’s edition of the PLMC takes place in Dallas Fort Worth, from 29 September. For more information and registrations, visit

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