Alexandroupolis International Airport "Democritus" (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αλεξανδρούπολης «Δημόκριτος», Diethnís Aeroliménas Alexandrúpolis "Dimókritos") (IATA: AXD, ICAO: LGAL) is an airport serving Alexandroupoli, Greece (IATA: AXD, ICAO: LGAL). It is located near the village of Apalos, which belongs to the municipality of Alexandroupoli. The airport can accessed via the E90 National Road connecting Greece with Turkey. In the future it will be connected with the Egnatia Odos. The airport was found in 1944. In 1955 it became an international airport whereas in 1975 the current buildings and runway were constructed. The airport was named after Democritus, the ancient pholosopher born in Abdera. It is a middle scale airport in terms of the conducted flights and transport of passengers. Following the dymanic development of the region, it is expected that the airport will be rapidly developed.