Ground Handling Current Prices & Terms

Ground Handling

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

Page Last Updated: 24 Jan 2019

As part of the benefits to ALL AOPA members, all AOPA ΑΙR CREW CARD holders receive ~50% DISCOUNT in GROUND HANDLING in GREECE by the companies AOPA Hellas have signed such contracts with.

The companies under discount contract agreement in Greece are only: GOLDAIR and SKYSERV.

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 you can use it with our handling discounts. 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

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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, LGKL, LGKF, LGPZ, LGKP, LGRX, LGBL, LGSM

2 handlers (Goldair/Skyserv): LGIO - NOTE: Goldair AOPA discount does not apply in LGIO, even though they are present, but only in SKYSERV so choose SKYSERV only for LGIO.

1 handler (Goldair): LGSY, LGPA

1 handler (Skyserv): LGNX, LGML, LGSO, LGLE, LGKA, LGKZ, LGIK, LGKY, LGKC, LGPL, LGST, LGKS, LGKJ

1 handler (Swissport - no AOPA Discount) LGLM

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 - As of July 2017 NO AOPA DISCOUNT - The applicable basic handling rate for light (<3t) aircraft is EUR ~220 Euro but that adds up to ~300 Euro with few extras.

 

Note: The above prices are with VAT 24% where VAT is applicable. Some places in Greece have less VAT(at 17%) so above we present you the worst case VAT since it is not possible to analyze each scenario.

 

If you want more details on Greece's VAT refer to this article.

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 for FRAPORT privatized AIRPORTS

Check the NOTAM of your chosen airport PPR contact details for Fraport are in there.

FRAPORT airports decline to issue PPR directly to pilots and enforce it to be issued via the HANDLER.

 

Handling prices in detail

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


GOLDAIR Handling SA

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

HOW TO CONTACT GOLDAIR :  Email both xxx.sm@goldair-handling.gr and xxx.ops@goldair-handling.gr where xxx is the THREE LETTER IATA CODE of the airport.

For Athens Int'l LGAV email executive@goldair-handling.gr and the contacts you see in their map.

GOLDAIR Stations map and contacts  http://www.goldair-handling.gr/en/network/greece

 Download and read the 2017 AOPA-GOLDAIR Contract

 

SKYSERV Handling

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

HOW TO CONTACT SKYSERV:  Email both xxxsm@skyserv.aero and xxxops@skyserv.aero where xxx is the THREE LETTER IATA CODE of the airport.

Alternativelt see Contact list via www.skyserv.aero website "OUR NETWORK".

 Download and read the 2017 AOPA-SKYSERV Contract

 

SWISSPORT Handling

WARNING : No AOPA discount

Swissport is unavoidable only if you fly to Limnos LGLM where, only there, GOLDAIR or SKYSERV are not available

HOW TO CONTACT SWISSPORT : Email both xxx.station@swissport.gr  xxx.operations@swissport.gr  where xxx is the THREE LETTER IATA CODE of the airport.

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