Sougia Taxi & Minivan Services from/to Chania Airport – Chania International Airport
At a distance of 15 km (20 minutes) from the city of Chania is the International Airport of Chania “Ioannis Daskalogianni” CHQ on the Akrotiri peninsula, above the Souda bay and has been operating there since 1967. Historically, its operation began in Maleme in 1954 as civilian but also as a military airport while at its current location was moved in 1959.
It was named in honor of the Cretan revolutionary Ioannis Daskalogiannis, who fought in the 18th century against the Ottoman Empire.
Chania Airport is a small but modern station, which can satisfy your every need when you land in Crete. It is not as crowded as Heraklion Airport but annually serves about 2.5 million visitors. Its organization is such as to serve large volumes of passenger traffic and the experience it will leave you when traveling in Western Crete is that of a small but fully functional Airport with very friendly staff.
In International Chania Airport domestic flights serve all year round mainly to Athens but also some to Thessaloniki. Charter flights are available mainly from the end of April – beginning of May to the end of October.
For Check-in on domestic flights you need to be at Chania Airport 30-60 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure of the plane while for check-in on charter flights you will need to be up to 2 hours earlier depending on the company which are you traveling.