Athens International Airport, named "Eleftherios Venizelos" after the influential Greek Statesman of the same name, serves over 14 million passengers a year and is among the 30 busiest airports in Europe.
The airport was opened in March 2001 and is the main airport serving the Greek capital. It is located approximately 20 kilometres east of the city and has been designed as part of a six-phase development that will allow for a capacity of up to 50 million passengers every year.
The airport currently has two runways and two terminals, one of which is a satellite terminal, accessible from the Main Terminal via an underground link with moving walkways.
Athens Airport has previously been awarded two Skytrax awards for the best airport in Southern Europe. It contains a range of passenger facilities including a food court, shops, lounges, banks and free wireless internet and well as a Children's Creative Entertainment Area, allowing children to stay entertained in a safe, friendly and innovative environment.