Kastellorizo Airport

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Kastellorizo Public Airport
Δημοτικός Αερολιμένας Καστελλόριζου
IATA: KZSICAO: LGKJ
KZS is located in Greece
KZS
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Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Operator HCAA
Serves Megisti, Kastellorizo Island
Location Kastellorizo
Elevation AMSL 474 ft / 144.5 m
Coordinates 36°08′30″N 29°34′35″E / 36.1416697°N 29.5763755°E / 36.1416697; 29.5763755Coordinates: 36°08′30″N 29°34′35″E / 36.1416697°N 29.5763755°E / 36.1416697; 29.5763755
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 2,621 799 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft Operations Increase 450
Passengers Increase 7.817
Runway,[1] Statistics[2]

Kastellorizo Island Public Airport is an airport on the small island Kastellorizo, Greece (IATA: KZSICAO: LGKJ), part of the Dodekanesos island group. The facility is located more or less on the middle of the Island, about 2.5 km southwest of the city Megisti.

In the beginning of the twentieth century, the island of Kastellorizo was linked by seaplanes to destinations mainly in northeast Africa. The seaplanes used the natural horse-shoe sized harbour of the island.[3]

The current Kastellorizo Airport first began operations in 1986 as a domestic airport. The airport has a small terminal of 150 m2 and the apron can accommodate one Dash-8 sized aircraft and 3 light general aviation aircraft.[4]

The flight from Rhodes airport to Kastellorizo is about 25 minutes.

The airport is linked to the city by a single bus only during the summer period. Taxis are also available.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Olympic Air Rhodes (PSO)

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger trhoughput - 10 year history[2]

Year Flights Passengers Passengers change
2001 394 5.298 Decrease -6.5%
2002 514 6.173 Increase +16.5%
2003 520 7.939 Increase +28.6%
2004 462 8.302 Increase +4.6%
2005 470 8.243 Decrease -0.7%
2006 480 9.626 Increase +16.8%
2007 494 9.564 Decrease -0.6%
2008 450 8.329 Decrease -12.9%
2009 450 7.490 Decrease -10.1%
2010 452 7.817 Increase +4.4%

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