Rhodes International Airport
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|Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου "Διαγόρας»
|Hub for||Olympic Air|
|Focus city for||Aegean Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||6 m / 19 ft|
|Statistics (2014, as of November 30th)|
Rhodes International Airport, "Diagoras" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου, "Διαγόρας") or Diagoras International Airport (IATA: RHO, ICAO: 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 in Greece as of 2014, with 4,552,955 passengers utilizing the airport.
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, 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
The airport's single runway direction is 070/250, having a length of 3,306 meters and a width of 60 meters. There are six taxiways connecting the runway with the terminal.
Airlines and destinations
- From airport's version: Aerostat
Annual Passenger Throughput: 13-year history
By car the airport can be reached via the main road along the west coast (Rhodes-Kamiros Avn.). Rodos city is some 30 minutes driving away. Buses to Rodos city depart regularly and the journey takes about 40 minutes.
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Media related to Rhodes International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Greek Airport Guide: Rodos Airport, "Diagoras"
- Airport information for LGRP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- HCAA – Rodos Airport 'Diagoras'