We provide signage solutions for every function of a modern airport, whether regional or international.
Airports are confusing places. A complex departure process, confusing layouts, long distances between terminals and many distractions on the way to the aircraft are all factors that can make the passengers lose their way. A sophisticated wayfinding system is essential for an airport’s efficient traffic flow but signage in an airport serves many more functions: airport marketing, decoration, flight information, identifying amenities, to name a few. Multiply those by a large number of signage formats available and add as extra layers of complexity the custom numbering of rooms and gates, bilingual text and special material requirements. Well, airport signage can be a confusing discipline. But not for Kouros.
Athens International Airport
The country’s largest and busiest airport, serving more than 24 million passengers per year. Kouros has been working on signage projects for AIA since its construction in 2000.
We were there from the very beginning. When the lands that are now occupied by the airport were orchards and farmlands. When construction began, Kouros had already installed the first information signs.
Back in the early 00’s digital signage was just a concept. Apart from manned help desks, literature stands were the primary source of static information inside the airport. Kouros manufactured and delivered the entire range of AIA’s stands including freestanding leaflet stands, poster displays and feedback stands.
When presenting airport signage, one cannot omit the elephant in the room. Kouros manufactured the suspended wayfinding signs that guided the first passengers of the new airport to their departure gates.
Improving the customer experience
Even though the core function of an airport terminal is transferring the passengers to and from the airplane, airports are investing ever increasingly in commercial activities and ways to improve the customer experience.
Kouros has installed numerous illuminated billboards along the arrival corridors of the Athens International Airport. The billboards are used to welcome travelers and advertise the tourist highlights of Athens.
Duty Free Shops
We manufacture the retail signs of the Hellenic Duty Free Shops: a network of 97 shops in 22 airports.
Along with the various info stands, we manufacture the literature stands for the airport magazines of 15 airports in Greece.
Behind the scenes
From passenger handling to catering and from aircraft maintenance to cargo operations, our signs and graphics are used to identify all those buildings that house the unsung heroes of your airport experience.
Over the years we have completed many wayfinding and signage projects for some of Greece’s busiest regional airports.
Paros Airport signage
In one of our latest projects we produced and installed the wayfinding and exterior signage at the Paros National Airport, including door signs, suspended directories and the control tower’s main sign.
The directional signage system for a regional airport is less complex than the one of its international counterpart but the manufacturing and quality standards are just as high.
Literature stands have been manufactured and delivered to the operator of Greece’s 14 regional airports.
Airports and airlines have a symbiotic relationship. So this page could not be complete without presenting our work for the airport presence of the country’s leading airlines.
We have branded and rebranded the ticket offices of Star Alliance member, Aegean Airlines, many times over the past decade, in every Greek airport.
Airport lounge branding
We use interior signage, decorative elements and graphics are required to brand communal areas and lounges with the corporate identity of an airline.
The historic flag carrier airline of Greece has been acquired by Aegean Airlines and operates flights at a national level.
Leaving the airport
Unless you are John Travolta, an airport is never the final destination of your journey. After disembarkation, there are a number of amenities and services available to travelers and it is our job to make the signage that will help you identify them.
Baggage claim, connecting flights, land transport, passport control. There are numerous stops a passenger needs to make before exiting the airport and our directional signs help expedite the process.
Car rental is an important step in a traveler’s onward travel. We manufacture the signage of leading car rental companies – such as Hertz, Avis, Budget and Thrifty, all of which have points of sale in the airport. Our solutions include the rental office’s retail signs, digital signage, floor graphics and car park flags.
Supersized, illuminated signs and facade graphics manufactured and installed to AIA’s airport hotel.