On April 15, 2018 paint works started on the new apron. The new apron marked with service roads for ground services equipment vehicle movements, with staging areas for GSE parking/ servicing and remote stands. The new apron is marked with four stands require push back to taxi out.
The airport capacity will be now for 6 jet aircraft one (1) turboprop and two (2) light aircraft. However the capacity of the airport according to this post is for 3 jet + 1 turboprop. So there is one more parking stand spare (we will see it full on Fridays definitely).
The new apron layout. The stand No.6 is turboprop size and expect to serve domestic flights from/to Athens. Alternatively may used for three (3) general aviation aircraft parking. The rest two (2) general aviation stands are always available.
Paint works contains marking of stands In front of the old apron for small, turboprop and business jets. This area can accommodate one big turboprop or six light jet/general aviation aircraft.
Those parking positions will also require push back procedure, but we except many exceptions during summer operation (see relevant NOTAM below).
The push back operation expected to start early May. The markings are not yet completed (as of April 19, 2018). We expect soon the final marking of the apron.
There is also a relevant NOTAM for tow bar equipment.
B0358/18 – FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT,DUE TO OPERATIONAL REASONS: 1. FOR IFR/VFR GENERAL AND BUSINESS FLIGHTS PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED (PPR) AT LEAST SIX HRS PRIOR ARRIVAL, EXEPT HELICOPTER FLIGHTS ONE HOUR PRIOR NOTICE STATING: -ICAO AIRCRAFT TYPE AND MTOW IN KILOGRAMS. -DATE AND TIME OF ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE. -ORIGIN AND DESTINATION. -HANDLING AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE. 2.ALL PPR REQUESTS AND NOTIFICATIONS MUST BE CLEARED BY A HANDLING AGENT REPRESENTATIVE VIA EMAIL: JSIPPR (AT) FRAPORT-GREECE.COM 3.ALL CAT C GA/BA AIRCRAFTS ARE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE SUITABLE TOW HEAD AND BAR. IN CASE THAT IS NOT FEASIBLE, RELEVANT INFO SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL PPR FOR ALLOCATION PURPOSES. 4.MINIMUM GROUND TIME ALLOWED IS 20 MINUTES FOR ALL FLIGHTS EXLUDING HELICOPTERS. 5.FOR TRAINING AND TEST FLIGHTS PPR FROM AIRPORT OPERATOR AT LEAST 24 HRS. 6.NEW PPR SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO AIRPORT OPERATOR WHEN THERE IS A DEVIATION OF 20 MINUTES FROM ALREADY APPROVED TIMES – STATE MEDICAL,SEARCH AND RESCUE,DIVERSIONS,HUMANITARIAN,MILITARY AND FLIGHTS IN EMERGENCY ARE EXCLUDED FROM PPR PROCEDURE. 04 APR 07:27 2018 UNTIL 03 JUL 23:59 2018. CREATED: 04 APR 07:31 2018
Below images of work in progress:
On this last picture the six parking stands markings are visible.
(photo credits to Giorgos Jsi Serris)