Kavala International Airport

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Kavala International Airport "Alexander The Great"
Kavala International Airport, "Megas Alexandros"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Καβάλας, "Μέγας Αλέξανδρος"
Alexander The Great Airport (2).jpg
KVA is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Kavala
Location Chrysoupoli
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 40°54′48″N 024°37′09″E / 40.91333°N 24.61917°E / 40.91333; 24.61917
Website 1
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,000 9,844 Asphalt
1. Official airfield data at the Air Traffic Safety Electronic Engineers Association of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority website lists no official website for the airport [1]

Kavala International Airport "Alexander the Great" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Καβάλας «Μέγας Αλέξανδρος»,[1] Kratikós Aeroliménas Kaválas "Mégas Aléxandros") (IATA: KVAICAO: LGKV) is an airport located in the municipality of Nestos, in Greece.

The airport was originally located closer to Kavala, in the installations of the Greek Air Force, near the village of Amygdaleonas, where it began its operations in 1952 as Kavala National Airport. On October 12, 1981, it was moved near the town of Chrysoupoli, where it operates today. The relocation greatly improved the service to the nearby island of Thasos and the city of Xanthi, in addition to the continued service to the cities of Kavala and Drama.

The airport was initially used only for domestic flights, as the original name implies. In December 1987, by a joint decision of the Minister of Presidency and the Minister for Transport and Communications it was renamed to Kavala International Airport to be again renamed in January 1992 to Kavala International Airport "Megas Alexandros", by a decision of the Minister for Transport and Communications.

At the beginning of its operation at its new location, the building infrastructure of the airport included only a terminal building. The control Tower, the fire station and the other installations were built later. A small extension to the terminal building was added in 1992. The runway had been built, with the same dimensions that it has today. In 1998 extensive works began for new building infrastructure and today the airport of Kavala is functioning as a single upgraded total (old and new installations together), including all modern facilities for service both to airlines and passengers, contributing to the growth of East Macedonia and Thrace.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
Air Dolomiti Seasonal charter: Munich[2]
Atlantic Airways Seasonal charter: Copenhagen[citation needed]
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Vienna
Cyprus Airways Seasonal charter: Larnaca
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Malmö Aviation Seasonal charter: Gothenburg[citation needed]
Monarch Airlines Seasonal charter:Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester (all begin 27 May 2014)
Niki Seasonal: Graz (begins 14 June 2014), Vienna
Orenair Seasonal charter: Saint Petersburg
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Bristol, East Midlands, London- Stansted (begins 6 June 2014), Newcastle
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Bratislava (begins 19 June 2014),[citation needed] Brno[citation needed]
Transavia Airlines Seasonal charter: Amsterdam

Images from the airport[edit]


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