ATH airport extension and lounges

Old Nov 10, 19, 10:02 am
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ATH airport extension and lounges


The ATH extension is underway and I think it might finsih before summer. I read somewhere online that they're planning to create three new lounges and a whole new CIP floor and a whole new CIP check in area.

Nothing specifically mentioned about A3 but I'm pretty sure they will have a new lounge

Has anyone heard anything?
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Old Nov 10, 19, 10:26 am
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I saw the construction but have no idea about planning. And the construction was in the non-schengen side only. Maybe someone else can help on this topic.
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Old Nov 13, 19, 1:42 pm
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What is CIP?
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Old Nov 13, 19, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by sokolov View Post
What is CIP?
I believe it stands for Commercially Important Person.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 7:45 am
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So apparently a new CIP area (or at least a new lounge) is indeed coming.

The company adds a total of 8 new destinations from Thessaloniki (6 international and 2 domestic), and invests in the upgrade of the overall passenger experience with a new 500m2 lounge.

I am looking forward to this, hoping it's going to be an upgrade compared to the current very mediocre one!
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Old Dec 13, 19, 11:42 am
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Interesting stats in that article.

* Early next year the first 6 A321 NEO's will be taken into service. Presumably more will follow later in the year.
* End of 2020 the fleet will consist of 65 aircraft. Current fleet is 61 aircraft so that means that some portion of existing aircraft will be replaced by A32x's?
* SKG to get 6 new international routes (Barcelona, Brussels, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Berlin)
* CFU to get 1 new international route (CDG)
* ATH to get 4 new international routes (Bilbao, Nuremberg, Paphos, Birmingham)
* 47 existing routes to get capacity increases (Though that can simply mean switching a 1-weekly A320 for an A321).
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Old Dec 14, 19, 2:55 pm
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They need showers in the lounges and the airport
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Old Dec 16, 19, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64 View Post
They need showers in the lounges and the airport
thatís so true
I did fly from Taipei to Vienna to Athens and then domestic all J
a shower is a must Aegean
Vienna connection too short
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Old Dec 21, 19, 7:44 am
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What I've heard is that their new lounges will be much bigger and with direct bus boarding exactly like it is in their lounge at Thessaloniki (SKG)
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Old Dec 22, 19, 4:48 am
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It will certainly be an upgrade from the current one with some nice new amenties for us all to look forward too.
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