“Despite the clear signs of traffic stabilization and recovery, which started as of the second semester of 2013, the double-digit increase of foreign passengers traveling to Athens during the last months, and the overall extremely favorable trends for 2014, AIA not only continues to provide substantial incentives for the forthcoming summer period, but further supports its airline-partners putting a great emphasis on assisting them with their developmental plans to/from Athens,” an announcement said.
The four incentives (Sustainability, Transfer, Load Factor, and Niche Routes) will run for the summer period (April – October 2014) and offer discounts reaching up to 80 percent on the airport’s aeronautical charges. At the same time, AIA’s traditional developmental incentives scheme continues.
AIA’s incentives for 2014 summer period
10 percent discount on landing and parking charges per flight
In order to encourage airlines to sustain their operations, this incentive offers a 10 percent discount on landing and parking charges per route, per airline, provided that the number of flights will be at last year’s level or at least will not drop below -1 percent. In the case of any positive percentage variance, the existing AIA annual incentive scheme will apply automatically.
Ranging from 5€ to 15€ per transfer passenger
Aiming to maintain the level of transfer traffic via Athens, this incentive offers all airlines a fixed return amount per departing transfer passenger during the summer period (ranging from 5 to 15 euros per passenger).
Load Factor Incentive
10€ per exceeding passenger
In addition to the above, AIA, aiming at supporting airlines’ load factors and encouraging them to increase their traffic out of Athens, offers a fixed return amount of 10 euros per additional passenger to those carriers that will exceed load factors of 80 percent, provided that eligible airlines will not demonstrate a decline in the total number of frequencies and capacity, compared to the previous respective season.
Niche Route Incentive
Ranging from 5€ to 10 € per passenger
In order to stimulate additional traffic and attract new direct services from niche markets that are currently not operated to/from Athens, AIA offers the existing applicable “New International Route Incentive” plus a fixed return amount per departing passenger (from 5 to 10 euros).