Chania Airport Mini Guide
Chania Airport is an international airport which is located on the beautiful island of Crete. It has plenty of flights. They include routes with Eurocypria Airlines which flies from Alesund, Poznan, Tromso and Warsaw, all of which are seasonal. Aegean Airlines goes to Athens
while Condor connects with Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The airport has suffered a decline in passenger numbers over the last two years from a peak of nearly two million a year with the economic downturn but with the introduction of new routes, numbers are expected to recover.
Chania Airport is also known as Ioannis Daskalogiannis to the locals and it has the airport code CHQ. Ioannis Daskalogiannis was a rebel from Crete who resisted Ottoman rule. This public airport serves the Cretan city of Chania. The city has an atmosphere that today reflects the fact that it was both ruled by the Venetians and the Turkish in years gone by, and so has a fascinating history and an interesting culture.
Most people who go to Chania are tourists who are staying in a long strip of hotels and resorts along Chania bay. Many of them are from Scandinavia and so go there to enjoy the hot weather and the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.
Another highlight of Chania is the old town where you can find charming streets and lots of great local food. Don't forget that you can reserve car hire Chania too. If you can't find the make and model of car that you want at Chania Airport then check our downtown fleet.
- Ryanair are now the biggest operators to Chania, introducing yet more routes this summer making fifteen in total. The UK routes are from Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford and Stansted.