Ground Handling

Follow up from www.aopa.gr/Info paragraph 12:

12.b  GROUND HANDLING Current Prices & Terms Offered for AOPA

According to Greece AIP (GEN 1.2.5.1.4) you must accept and pay for handling services at major airports if it is offered to you. i.e. if it’s not offered don’t bother. The official wording in the AIP is: "It is obligatory to private aircraft to accept marshalling at all Greek aerodromes as well as crew and passenger transportation wherever such service is available".

AOPA Hellas has established agreements with ground handling agents in Greece for better pricing towards AOPA members. There are roughly 50% discounts on the basic price of handling. The agreements include only Marshalling and Transport/Escort to/from airport terminal and they are available only for valid AOPA AIR CREW CARD holders and only GENERAL AVIATION private flights (incl. training). Commercial operation light aircraft flights are excluded.

If you have an IAOPA AIR CREW card (e.g. other European country) you can use it with our handling discounts. AOPA USA cards are not accepted. If you don't have AOPA card and want to become a member then apply to us (AOPA Hellas) from above and by becoming a member you draw back the cost of handling in just 2~3 airport visits. The cost is (minimum one year) 48 Euro per year + 6 Euro for card issue and posting = total 54 Euro.

Due to AIR CREW card taking about 7~10 days to reach you, we accomodate "last day" registrations by sending notification of your membership status to the first handler you will use when you visit a Greek airport. Just notify us at info@aopa.gr if you need this service after you have completed your registration and payment. In the registration process add your delivery address, country etc. in the fields provided and you will receive your AIR CREW card within the following week.

Handling Services and Prices Offered

The following are the handling agents available per airport in Greece:
 
3 handlers (Goldair/Skyserv/Swissport): LGAV, LGTS, LGIR, LGRP, LGKR, LGSA, LGKO, LGZA, LGSR, LGMK, LGSK, LGHI, LGMT, LGAL, LGKV, LGLM, LGKL, LGKF, LGPZ, LGKP, LGRX, LGBL, LGSM
 
2 handlers (Goldair/Skyserv): LGIO
 
1 handler (Goldair): LGSY, LGPA
 
1 handler (Skyserv): LGNX, LGML, LGSO, LGLE, LGKA, LGKZ, LGIK, LGKY, LGKC, LGPL, LGST, LGKS, LGKJ
 
Prices charged per handling agent per general aviation aircraft flight in BRIEF COMPARISON:
 
  • - GOLDAIR - serving 24 Airports - with valid AOPA/IAOPA card - GA aircraft below 3.000 kg MTOW - June 2017 Agreement
  • 24,8 Euro for basic handling increasing to 96,72 Euro where ramp bus transfer is compulsory and PPR is administered by Handler.
  • Added to Basic Handling: Bus 37,2 - PPR 34,72 - IFR Slot Management 55,8  - Disbursements 10% - No weekend/Night surcrarge - 24 Hrs PNR
  • - SKYSERV - serving 37 Airports - with valid AOPA/IAOPA card - GA aircraft below 3.000 kg MTOW - June 2017 Agreement
  • 49,6 Euro for basic handling increasing to 112 Euro where ramp bus transfer is compulsory and PPR is administered by Handler.
  • Added to Basic Handling: Bus 18,6 - PPR 43,4 - IFR Slot Management 55,8  - Disbursements 10% - Credit Card payment 2% - No weekend/Night surcrarge - 24 Hrs PNR
  • - SWISSPORT - serving 22 Airports - with valid AOPA/IAOPA card - GA aircraft below 3.000 kg MTOW - March 2016 Agreement
  • 31,0 Euro basic handling no ramp bus use (1 pax), no luggage, weekdays - Without 24 Hrs PNR 50,0 Euro
  • 37,2 Euro basic handling no ramp bus use (1 pax), no luggage, weekends/nights - Without 24 Hrs PNR 60,0 Euro
  • Added to Basic Handling: Baggage delivery: per escort +10,0 or per transportation +15 - Chocks/Cones +5  - Aircraft Documents delivery +5 - PPR +50,0 - IFR Slot Management +45,0  - Disbursements +12% - Credit Card payment +4
Note: VAT 24% where applicable is included in above prices.
 
PPR's: You can handle PPR on your own if you so wish by contacting the airport authority and in this case HANDLING AGENT will not charge PPR.
For IFR slot the handling agent must take care of it, there is no way to avoid it. For FRAPORT privatized airports check the airport NOTAMs where the PPR contact email address is published. If at various airports the handling agent informs you that you need PPR then to get it yourself.
 
PPR PUBLIC AIRPORTS
1. Go to www.hcaa.gr/en --> OUR AIRPORTS --> Click on the airport you want --> Click on the name in the pop up ballon --> go to its BRIEF PRESENTATION
2. In there you find the airport CAA contact details. Contact them and ask for PPR.
3. AFTER you receive from CAA contact your handler with the PPR you have so they don't get it (and charge for it).
 
PPR LGAV AThens International Airport.
See Paragraph 24 of www.aopa.gr/Info
 
PPR for FRAPORT privatized AIRPORTS
Check the NOTAM of your chosen airport PPR contact details for Fraport are in there.
Basically the contact email is xxxppr@fraport-greece.com where xxx is the airport's IATA (not ICAO) code.
Contact FRAPORT for PPR, tell them which is your HANDLER of choice (see paragraph 12) and then tell the hanlder that you will get the PPR ON YOUR OWN so they don't charge you for PPR work.
NOTE: Some FRAPORT airports decline to issue PPR directly to pilots and enforce it to be issued via the HANDLER. This issue shall be clarified at end of May when AOPA Hellas has a meeting with FRAPORT management.
 

Handling prices in detail

NOTE: Two HANDLING AGENTS agreements renewed as of June 1st 2017.


GOLDAIR Handling SA

IAOPA/AOPA Air Crew cards for aircraft up to 3,000 kg MTOW

WARNING: 24hr prior notice must be sent to GOLDAIR or else the handling will be more expensive

Download and read the June 2017 AOPA-GOLDAIR Contract

Goldair Website

Read here the LATEST GOLDAIR CONTACTS LIST to get in contact with GOLDAIR local stations personnel who are always available.

Per Goldair's request email executive@goldair-handling.gr shall be copied (CC'ed) always along with station e-mail in all handling requests.

 

SKYSERV Handling

Download and read the June 2017 AOPA-SKYSERV Contract

www.skyserv.aero

 

SWISSPORT Hellas Handling

- Download here and read the 2016 Contract with AOPA for all the charging details

WARNING: 24hr prior notice must be sent to SWISSPORT or else the handling will be more expensive

To the above rpices add PPR and IFR Slot when/where needed +62 for PPR +55,8 for IFR SLOT

There are hidden extras like disbursements (when they pay airport on your behalf), credit card fees etc.

- Download and read here the Swissport Contact list (in IATA codes) to get in contact with SWISSPORT local stations personnel who are always available.

Basically most Swissport contact emails for each station are in the format:

xxx.station@swissport.gr  and  xxx.operations@swissport.gr where "xxx" is the airport's IATA code.

Only for Athens Intl. LGAV station you use this custom email: aviationgrp.executive@swissport.gr

Use this tool to find IATA code if needed: - IATA-ICAO code convert

Also for SWISSPORT Hellas you can find here from their website their published contact details for major stations.

 

Page Last Updated: 23 May 2017