Nea Anchialos National Airport

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Nea Anchialos National Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου
Volos Central Greece Airport
Volos Nea Anchialos Airport of Central Greece

IATA: VOLICAO: LGBL

VOL is located in Greece
VOL
VOL
Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Serves Volos, Greece
Location Nea Anchialos
Elevation AMSL 83 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 39°13′10″N 022°47′39″E / 39.21944°N 22.79417°E / 39.21944; 22.79417
Website www.volosairport.gr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,759 9,052 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers 92,574
Passenger change 10-11 Increase69.7%
Aircraft operations 1,018
Movements change 10-11 Increase79.2%
Sources: DAFIF[1][2] Statistics[3][4]

Nea Anchialos National Airport[5] (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου[6]) (IATA: VOLICAO: LGBL) is an airport located near the town of Nea Anchialos in Greece. It serves the city of Volos and is also known as Volos Central Greece Airport or Volos Nea Anchialos Airport of Central Greece.[5]

The airport is developed by public partnership and began operation on February 1991.[5] It is the only civilian airport that serves the cities of Volos, Lamia, Larisa, Farsala, Trikala, and Karditsa. The airport is located between the towns of Nea Anchialos, Almyros, Velestino and Farsala, about 24 kilometres (13 NM) southwest of downtown Volos, in the Magnesia regional unit, in Thessaly.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 83 feet (25 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,759 by 45 metres (9,052 ft × 148 ft).[1]

The airport is designed to be upgraded over the ensuing years in order to accommodate the increase in air travel and its upgrades are planned in a six-phase framework. It currently has one terminal.

Ground transport[edit]

A rail station immediately adjacent to the airport terminal (and accessible by an elevated walkway) will be completed in 2013.There is a bus connecting airport and Volos bus station. Buses are waiting to pick up travelers after a plane lands. The airport is also accessible by the E75 highway.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Vienna
HOP! Seasonal charter: Geneva[8]
Monarch Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick,[9] Manchester
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Sky Express Seasonal: Heraklion, Mykonos, Mytilene, Santorini [10]
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick[9]
Transavia.com Seasonal charter: Amsterdam[11]
Transavia.com France Seasonal charter: Paris-Orly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LGBL from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for VOL at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Monthly airpost statistical data (January - December 2010)". Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  4. ^ "The Annual Statistical Bulletin of the Civil Aviation Authority". Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  5. ^ a b c "Volos Airport: About Us". Retrieved 18 April 2011. Nea Anchialos National Airport operated for the first time in 1991. 
  6. ^ "Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου". Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority: Greek Airports
  8. ^ "Charters Flights / Holidays". gva.ch. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Gatwick Airport Charter Flight Timetable". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.skyexpress.gr
  11. ^ "Schiphol Amsterdam Airport Timetable". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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