Chania port

Chania Airport

CHQ (IATA)
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Chania International Airport, also known as “Ioannis Daskalogiannis”, is a significant hub located on the Akrotiri peninsula of Crete, near Souda Bay. It’s conveniently situated just 14 kilometres from the city of Chania. The airport is named in honour of Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Cretan who led a rebellion against Ottoman rule in the 18th century.

The airport is a major gateway to western Crete, welcoming an increasing number of tourists each year. It’s positioned about 20 minutes from Chania and operates domestic flights to Athens Airport, Thessaloniki Airport, and other Greek destinations. Additionally, from April to early November, it offers many direct charter flights from countries across Europe, including the UK, Germany, and Scandinavia.

Chania Airport features a single terminal that caters to both domestic and international travellers. All flights use a single asphalt runway, which measures 3,347 meters in length. The airport operates around the clock, with flights taking off throughout the day.

Travellers at Chania Airport can take advantage of a variety of services. These include dining at restaurants and food outlets, shopping at retail stores, and accessing Wi-Fi. Additional facilities include a lost and found service, baby care facilities, currency exchange services, and an information desk. The airport also houses snack bars and cafeterias, duty-free shops, tourist shops selling Cretan products and folk art, several ATMs, a fully-equipped medical centre, and a lost luggage office.

Chania Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Greece, serving nearly 2 million passengers. It has been operational since 1967 and is a mere 10-minute drive from downtown. The airport is not only a hub for passenger flights but also serves several cargo airlines and the Hellenic Air Force military branch throughout the year. This dual function underscores the airport’s importance for both civilian travel and military and strategic purposes.

Numerous airlines operate flights from Chania Airport to various locations in Greece as well as to many international destinations. These airlines include Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia, Animawings, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings and Eurowings Discover, Finnair, Icelandair, Israir Airlines, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Olympic Air, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Express, Smartwings, Sunclass Airlines, Transavia, TUI Airways, Tus Airways, and Wizz Air.

Airlines operating direct flights from the UK: RyanAir, Jet2, TUI Airways; from London also: EasyJet, Norwegian, British Airways

The airport is open between the first and the latest flight arrival.

Chania Airport Transit

Chania Airport (CHQ) is used mainly as a holidaymakers’ final destination, therefore there are no connections at this airport.

Chania Airport Transfer

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