Ground Handling Current Prices & Terms

Ground Handling Page

Follow up page from paragraph 12:

Page Last Updated: 18 November 2019

Discounted AOPA AIR CREW CARD holders charges at a glance :

You can also DOWNLOAD this table as PDF.

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As part of the benefits we offer to ALL AOPA members (i.e. not only AOPA Hellas), all AOPA ΑΙR CREW CARD holders receive, roughly, 50% DISCOUNT from regular prices 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 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".

IMPORTAN NOTE: Quite a few pilots object to the compulsory Handling imposed in Greece especially when the prices (depending on obligatory services) increase. What AOPA Hellas needs to point out especially to our foreigner visiting friends is the following: Even though we as well are not happy with the scheme, we urge our visitors to see the Handler as the LOCAL POINT OF CONTACT for most facilitations. The Handler beyond the typical Marshalling and Escort to the apron walk to the terminal (the legal reason they are there for, security & safety), will also help you for any local information or service with "Greek Hospitality". You can ask them beforehand for example for the local taxi, car rental, gas station, the closest restaurant, hotel, beach etc. etc. All of the handling company contact personnel are good in EMAIL communications in English, always friendly and will gladly provide you vital local information which you would otherwise have to seek on your own through the Internet. See this as the extra value of the handling service which is nowhere documented. Remember that such services prove in handy especially when THINGS GO WRONG. We have had many cases where pilots reported to us exemplary Handlers' service beyond the "typical duty" where local handling personnel assisted them a lot in cases of minor engine issues, tires, batteries, alternators, fuel, lost/forgotten personal belongings etc. etc. You need that local friendly contact. This peace of mind cannot be quantified in Euro's.

AOPA Hellas has established discounted charges agreements with ground handling agents in Greece for better pricing towards AOPA members. These 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 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.

For a handy display of HANDLING AGENTS in Greece you can go to our planning tool and select to view the layer Aerodromes / Heliports. In the options below it you can set what you see and that includes the available HANDLERS at each airport. Click on the airport sign for details in text.

To see which HANDLER is available where navigate to and from TOP RIGHT thumbnail BASEMAP LAYERS select the following:

  • Hellenic airspace data
    Aerodromes / Helipots
    Choose the airport types you're interested
    Choose the HANDLING companies you are interested




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 (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 2019 Agreement ending in 2021.

Basic handling : 24,8 Euro (incl VAT) -see table above- increasing to 111,60 Euro where ramp bus transfer is compulsory and PPR is administered by Handler.

Added to Basic Handling: Bus transfer - PPR - IFR Slot Management  - Disbursements 10% - Admin. fee (when not paying in cash) 2%

No weekend/Night surcrarge - 24 Hrs PNR otherwise NO AOPA DISCOUNT

In case of DELAYED DEPARTURE beyond of 120 minutes of declared time, extra charges apply. Please read the GOLDAIR contract further down.

- SKYSERV - serving 37 Airports - with valid AOPA/IAOPA card - GA aircraft below 3.000 kg MTOW - June 2017 Agreement extended to 2019-2021 effective after 1st December 2019.

Basic handling 12,4 to 24,8 Euro (incl VAT) -see table above- increasing to 86,80€ Euro where ramp bus transfer is compulsory and PPR is administered by Handler.

Added to Basic Handling: Bus transfer - PPR - IFR Slot Management  - Disbursements 10% - Admin. fee (when not paying in cash) 2%

Charges increase further from 1,51 to 3,00 tons MTOW. Please read the SKYSERV contract further down.

No weekend/Night surcrarge - 24 Hrs PNR otherwise NO AOPA DISCOUNT

The reduced basic handling charge of SKYSERV (12,4) is applied to ENTRY/EXIT International airports of LGIO and LGBL.

- 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 ~270 Euro with few extras.

Note: The above prices are with VAT 24% where VAT is applicable.

For IFR slot the handling agent must take care of it, there is no way to avoid it.

PPR for public (CAA) AIRPORTS

1. Go to --> 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).

LGIR Iraklion CAA is known to defer pilots to handler for PPR.

Some CAA airport authorities (eg is some small islands) MAYT NOT reply via email or Fax. You can still call them up on the phone listed to ask for CAA office and request a PPR stating that you did not get a responce in your email. We have NO information on how often the CAA website is updated hence the airports' contact details may not be fully up to date. This is where the local Handler comes in handy but, obviously, at an extra cost.

It will save you some cost, more than that phonce call's cost.

Greece international calling code is +30

PPR for privatized AIRPORTS

Self PPR IS NOT possible for privatized airports of Athens Int'l and Fraport where the airport operator demands PPR to be routed via the Handler (called Representative).


GOLDAIR Handling

WARNING: 24hr prior notice must be sent to GOLDAIR or else the AOPA discount does not apply.

HOW TO CONTACT GOLDAIR :  Just browse to their CONTACT page

and select your destination from the drop down menu here

Especially for Athens LGAV GOLDAIR Contact:
GOLDAIR Executive
Tel: +30 210 3530550
Mob: +30 6977278991
Fax: +30 210 3532475
Email : executive(at)

You can Download and read here the 2019-2021 AOPA-GOLDAIR Contract 


SKYSERV Handling

WARNING: 24hr prior notice must be sent to SKYSERV or else the AOPA discount does not apply.

HOW TO CONTACT SKYSERV:  Email both and where xxx is the THREE LETTER IATA CODE of the airport.

You can Download and read here the initial 2017 AOPA-SKYSERV Contract  and

here the 2019-2021 AOPA-SKYSERV contract extension with further reduced charges.



WARNING : No AOPA discount with SWISSPORT and the only case where SWISSPORT is the sole HANDLER is Limnos LGLM

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  where xxx is the THREE LETTER IATA CODE of the airport.

Click for Swissport website

Bulletin Number 04 / 2015

1.     The new Defense Minister Mr. Kammenos is an acting private pilot. This creates high hopes in the General Aviation community for a better handling of general Aviation matters by the new administration

2.    Gen Assembly of AOPA Greece Members will be held in the island of Naxos, on Saturday Sunday May 16-17. An aviation even is planned for the same days. Save the date. 
Accommodation will be at NAXOS RESORT HOTEL at 60 euros per day for a double room and 45 euros for a single one. Further details soon.

Bulletin Number 03 / 2015

1 & 2.  AOPA Greece is keeping on with legal action in various occasions, No final results can be reported yet. But we are holding on.
3.   Meeting with the head of Tourist Operators of the country. Both parties noticed considerable delays in the way sea plane ports are been approved. They decided to work together, to face the problem.