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Chania Airport is located on the peninsula of Akrotiri (or Souda), about 20 minutes (14 km) from Chania. Chania Airport operates domestic flights to and from Athens Airport, Thessaloniki Airport and other airports in Greece. From April to early November, there are many direct charter flights to Chania Airport from the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and other European countries.

Chania Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” or Chania  International airport, is the second busiest airport in Crete. It took its name from Ioannis Daskalogiannis, a Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century.  The Airport today hosts domestic flights to and from Athens and Thessaloniki with Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air

The IATA code used for the international airport of Chania is CHQ. Chania Airport provides both short-term and long-term parking spaces and it is connected with Chania and other cities on the island of Crete by public transport and taxis. Travel agencies and hotels often provide shuttle buses for their guests to get to or from the airport. 

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Chania Airport codes

IATA airport code: CHQ
ICAO airport code: LGSA

Airport Summary

Airport type: Public
Owner: Greek Government
Operator: Fraport AG Copelouzos Group

Serves: Chania, Crete
Location: Akrotiri

Airport Address

Postal Address: Chania International Airport, Akrotiri 73100 Chania Crete Greece

Telex: 0291144 LGSA GR


ATM machines (Piraeus Bank, Eurobank, Euronet) can be found in the airport area.


FREE unlimited internet access (WiFi) is available in the premises of the terminal. 

Hours of Operation

The airport operates on a 24 hours base all year round.

 Chania Airport Location

Chania Airport Location: The airport is located 15 km east of the city of Chania, on the Akrotiri peninsula (Souda).

Nearest airports: Heraklion Airport: 148 km (2 hours via the Northern Road of Crete), Sitia Airport: 273 km (4 hours via the Northern Road of Crete)

  • Latitude:  35o31′ 54″ North
  • Longitude: 024o08′ 59″ East

Left Luggage

There is no left luggage Luggage facility or Storage & Lockers at Chania international Airport.

Currency exchange

  • neXchange

Buying and selling more than 50 different currencies 7X7.

Location at the Airport: Arrivals, All Users

Nursing Room

  • Baby change rooms

A specially designed nursing room is available at the first floor.


Chania Airport Stores

  • Creat  (authentic traditional Greek plates)
  • Everest (cafe – snack bar)
  • Flocafe (cafe – snack bar)
  • Labyrinth Flavors (cafe – snack bar)
  • Duty-free shop
  • ATMs and WiFi
  • Connect Phone (SIM cards & Phone accessories)

Ground Handling

  • Skyserv Handling Services  S.A. Phone no.: +30 28210 63633
  • Swissport Hellas S.A. Phone no.: +30 28210 65881, +30 28210 65883, +30 28210 65884, +30 28210 65885
  • Goldair Handling S.A. Phone no.:+30 28210 66005, Mobile : +30 6978484175, FAX. : +30 28210 66005  

Lost & Found

For items left on the aircraft you have to contact your airline directly. For items found at the terminal area, lost & found is operated by airport police.

Ο.Α. Phone No. +30 28210 63171
AEGEAN Phone No. +30 28210 66065


Chania Airport Buses

The airport is served by “KTEL CHANIA – RETHYMNOU SA” and is connected by regular bus services to the cities of Chania and Rethymnon.

The starting point of the buses is located between the buildings of the arrivals and departures.

Chania Airport Taxi

Close to the entrance of Chania Airport there is taxi stand (pic). Ιn the high season you may have to wait a while for a taxi to come, sometimes is better you to prebook your taxi.

Car Rentals

In the arrivals hall of Chania Airport there are offices of car rental companies, including: Avance Trust, Avis Budget, Kydon, Hertz Thrifty


  • Phone No.: +30 28210 83800
  • Fax: +30 28210 66100

Airport Security

Chania Airport has a police station that supervises the airport throughout its operation.

Phone No. : +30 28210 83850 +30 28210 63033



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