Smooth and safe aerodrome operations contribute to the maintenance of a high uniform level of civil aviation safety and thus provide the necessary conditions for regular, efficient and economical air transport which, in turn, can lead to the growth of other industries.

Aerodromes are defined areas, on land or on water, on a fixed, fixed offshore or floating structure intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft. An aerodrome is part of an airport; other parts of an airport can be passenger and cargo terminals as well as the infrastructure facilitating ground access.

The HCAA ensures compliance of all involved parties to the regulatory requirements pertaining the safe operation of aerodromes on land or on water, as well as heliports. The legislated role of HCAA in the aerodromes domain includes the issuance of licenses and, where applicable, certificates to the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, the HCAA takes the necessary measures to ensure that civil use aerodromes in Greece are safeguarded against activities and developments in their surroundings which may cause unacceptable risks to aircraft.

Aerodrome operations safety is governed by international standards, European Union and national regulations.

Information on airport security issues is provided in the Security section of this website.

Information on airport environmental issues is provided in the Environment section of this website

Information on passenger rights and rights of persons with reduced mobility provided in the Passenger section of this website.

Information on airport charges is provided in the Regulated Charges section of this website.