Chania International Airport, “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the peninsula of Akrotiri, 15 km from the city of Chania. It is named after Ioannis Daskalogiannis, Crete’s most famous rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century.
Chania airport is not as busy as the Heraklion airport but it still handles a great influx of visitors a year.
Domestic flights (to Athens and a few to Thessaloniki) run throughout the year (there are about 6 to 10 Athens flights a day run by Aegean Airlines).
Most charter flights to European destinations run from late April or early May to the end of October.
Check-in time for domestic flights is 60 minutes but you’ll get away with 30 minutes and even less (if you are running late – but try to avoid this).
Check-in times for charter flights are generally 2 hours but check with your airline.
There is plenty of seating and the Services provided inside the airport including an Information Desk which is open 24 hours a day, a take away café and snacks bar and Chania Airport has both duty free shops and tourist shops selling Cretan products and folk art. There is also a souvenir and small newsagent/book store.
Chania Airport has several ATM cash machines but no bank branches.
There is a security police monitor the airport during opening hours.
Regarding medical assistance Chania Airport has a fully-equipped Medical Centre in case of passenger emergencies.
There are no luggage lockers at the Airport. There is a Lost Luggage Office to which the public can apply for lost luggage or other lost items.
The airport operations office telephone is 28210 83800 or 28210 83803.
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