Rhodes International Airport

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Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου "Διαγόρας»
Rhodes airport view from Filerimos.jpg
IATA: RHOICAO: LGRP
RHO is located in Greece
RHO
RHO
Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Operator HCAA
Serves Rodos
Location Paradisi
Hub for Olympic Air
Focus city for Aegean Airlines
Elevation AMSL 6 m / 19 ft
Coordinates 36°24′19.51″N 28°05′10.29″E / 36.4054194°N 28.0861917°E / 36.4054194; 28.0861917Coordinates: 36°24′19.51″N 28°05′10.29″E / 36.4054194°N 28.0861917°E / 36.4054194; 28.0861917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,305 10,844 Asphalt
Passengers Increase 4,200,068
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Rhodes International Airport, "Diagoras" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου, "Διαγόρας") or Diagoras International Airport (IATA: RHOICAO: LGRP) is located on the West side of the island of Rhodes in Greece. The facility is located just north of the village Paradisi, about 14 km southwest of the capital city, Rodos. Rhodes International Airport was the fourth busiest airport of Greece in 2012. It became the third busiest in 2013 following a traffic increase of more than 10%.

History[edit]

Civil aviation on Rhodes started after the second world war, on the location of the nearby military Rhodes Maritsa Airport. This was the island's main airport until 1980. That was when the new Rhodes International Airport was opened. The need for a new facility was big, as the 'old' Maritsa airport did not meet the needs for a modern civil airport.

The new "Diagoras" airport was built in 1977. It was decided that, on this location, it would meet the needs of the island better. Over the passing years, many improvements have been made to the airport, like expansion of taxiways, platform and airport buildings. The most recent upgrade is the new passenger terminal, which opened in 2005, to better accommodate the growing amount of charters and passengers. The airport's plants currently cover a total area of 60,000 m2[3]

Facilities[edit]

Runway[edit]

The airport's single runway direction is 25°/07°. The length is 3306 m. and the width is 60 m. There are 6 taxiways which connect the runway with the terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Munich, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Brussels, Düsseldorf,[4] Frankfurt, Heraklion, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mykonos, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Santorini, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Zurich
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
Air Berlin Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Munich, Nuremberg, Zurich
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Linz, Vienna
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal:Catania, Rome-Fiumicino
Borajet Seasonal:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
British Airways Summer seasonal: London-Gatwick (Begins 29 April 2015)[5]
Condor Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zurich
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Germania Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Erfurt-Weimar, Frankfurt, Hamburg[6]
Israir Seasonal : Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
Meridiana Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Verona
Minoan Air Seasonal: Heraklion
Mistral Air Seasonal: Naples
Monarch Airlines Seasonal : London-Gatwick, Manchester
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Olympic Air Astypalaia(PSO), Kalymnos(PSO),[7] Karpathos(PSO),[7] Kasos(PSO),[7] Kastelorizo(PSO),[7] Kos(PSO),[7] Leros, Sitia(PSO),[7]
Ryanair Athens
Seasonal: Bergamo, Bournemouth, Bologna, Charleroi, East Midlands, Hahn, Kaunas, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Moss/Rygge, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta
Polet Airlines Seasonal: Voronezh
Sky Express Chios(PSO),[7] Heraklion, Lemnos(PSO),[7] Mytilene(PSO),[7] Samos(PSO)[7]
SmartWings Seasonal: Brno, Ostrava, Prague
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted,[8] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin,[9] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo, St Petersburg
Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
Transavia.com France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Travel Service Hungary Seasonal: Budapest
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Vienna (Begins 21 May 2015), Zweibrücken
Volotea Seasonal: Venice-Marco Polo
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino [10]
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest

Charter flights[edit]

  • From airport's version: Aerostat[11]
Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Ålesund, Astana, Baku, Basel/Mulhouse, Belgrade, Belfast-International, Bergamo, Birmingham, [12] Bologna, Bucharest, Bratislava, Bordeaux, Cluj-Napoca, Deauville, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Košice, Lille, Ljubljana, Luleå, Kalmar, Kazan, Marseille, Nantes, Rostov-on-Don, Östersund, Skellefteå, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim, Yerevan
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[13]
Air Bucharest Seasonal: Bucharest , Sibiu, Timișoara
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Graz, Innsbruck
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal: Belgrade
BlueBird Airways Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg, Ufa, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Enter Air Seasonal: Bydgoszcz, Łódź
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Brest, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle[14]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Hamburg Airways Seasonal: Dresden, Friedrichshafen, Hanover, Münster/Osnabrück
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Bern
Holidays Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
LOT Charters Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim
Novair Seasonal : Oslo-Gardermoen, Skellefteå, Stockholm-Arlanda, Visby
Orenair Seasonal: Belgorod, Samara[15]
Polet Airlines Seasonal: Voronezh
Primera Air Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
TAROM Seasonal: Bucharest, Iași
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Karlstad, Luleå, Oslo-Gardermoen, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim, Malmö, Norrköping, Borlänge, Örebro, Kalmar, Karlstad, Luleå Kallax
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Yekaterinburg
Transavia.com Seasonal: Groningen, Maastricht
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Krasnodar
Wind Rose Aviation Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil

Traffic figures[edit]

Annual Passenger Throughput – 13-year history[2]

Year Flights Passengers Passengers Change
2001 28,100 3,428,175 Increase 0.6%
2002 27,010 3,230,483 Decrease 5.8%
2003 29,119 3,166,070 Decrease 2.0%
2004 29,026 3,036,523 Decrease 4.1%
2005 28,444 3,207,514 Increase 5.6%
2006 30,742 3,491,522 Increase 8.9%
2007 32,776 3,625,962 Increase 3.9%
2008 32,490 3,567,469 Decrease 1.6%
2009 31,680 3,470,111 Decrease 2.7%
2010 31,558 3,586,572 Increase 3.4%
2011 34,504 4,155,214 Increase 14.8%
2012 30,766 3,815,939 Decrease 8.1%
2013 32,624 4,200,059 Increase 10.1%
2014 12,349 1,477,806

Ground transport[edit]

By car the airport can be reached via the main road along the coast. Rodos city is about 20 minutes driving away. Buses to Rodos city depart regularly and the journey takes about 40 minutes.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeppesen aerodrome charts
  2. ^ a b "Rhodes Airport Statistical Data (Excel file)". HCAA. http://www.hcaa.gr/. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rhodes Diagoras International Airport History, Facts and Overview". Airports Guides. http://www.airports-guides.com/. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ JL (24 September 2013). "Aegean Airlines Planned New Routes in S14". Airline Route. 
  5. ^ "British Airways Announce Summer London Gatwick – Rhodes Service.". The BA Source. 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.flygermania.de/download/file/Flugplaene/Flugplan.pdf
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Official Journal of the European Union C 321/6". EUR-Lex.europa.eu. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Cheap holidays, Package Holidays, Hotels, Flights. Thomas Cook (7 December 2011).
  9. ^ Falcon | Holidays | Book amazing value package holiday deals online with Falcon. Falconholidays.ie.
  10. ^ "Vueling open 24 new routes from Rome". Vuelingnews.com. 
  11. ^ http://ebook.aia.gr/?id=231
  12. ^ http://bhxflightguide.blogspot.gr/2014/05/news-aegean.html
  13. ^ "Moscow Domodedovo airport flight schedule". Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.europeairpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Destinations-desservies-vols-loisirs-Europe-Airpost-Saison-ete-2013.pdf
  15. ^ "Кернл Хг Аекцнпндю Асдср Керюрэ Вюпрепш Б Хрюкхч Х Цпежхч / Цпежхъ : Вюпрепш /". Travel.ru. 17 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "CHAA – Airport transportation". Hcaa.gr. 
  17. ^ "Airport website, Transport options". Rhodes-airport.org. 26 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rhodes International Airport at Wikimedia Commons