All non-EU charter operators wanting to operate into Greek destinations this summer have encountered new requirements from the Hellenic CAA for obtaining the landing permission. Foreign, non-EU charter operators with aircraft under 19 seats now need to be provide comprehensive documentation through a local, legal representative in order to obtain an annual operating license prior receiving a landing permission from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. Landing permission from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) remains valid for one year.
Prior to requesting any Greek permission, operators must ensure they hold a valid TCO Authorization from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EASA TCO Authorization is an EU-wide safety authorization certifying a non-EU charter operator safe to perform charter flights into Europe. Learn more here.