Rhodes International Airport

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Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου "Διαγόρας»
Rhodes airport view from Filerimos.jpg


RHO is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,305 10,844 Asphalt
Statistics (2014, as of November 30th)
Passengers Increase 4,499,453
Aircraft Movements Increase 34,082
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 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[3]



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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Munich, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Amsterdam (begins 25 April 2015), Brussels, Düsseldorf,[4] Frankfurt, Geneva (begins 12 June 2015), Heraklion, Larnaca (begins 15 June 2015), Lyon (begins 12 April 2015), Marseille (begins 3 June 2015), Moscow-Domodedovo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart (begins 4 April 2015), Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (begins 3 May 2015), Vienna (begins 22 May 2015), Zürich
operated by Rossiya
Seasonal: Saint Petersburg
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga (begins 12 June 2015)[5]
Air Berlin Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate (begins 2 August 2015),[6] Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Linz, Vienna
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Catania, Rome-Fiumicino
Borajet Seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
British Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick (begins 29 April 2015)[7]
Condor Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Dresden (begins 7 May 2015), Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt (begins 19 May 2015),[8] Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Summer seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Newcastle upon Tyne (begins 4 June 2015),[9] Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 19 April 2015)
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf (begins 4 April 2015)
Germania[10] Summer seasonal: Erfurt, Hamburg, Münster/Osnabrück (begins 5 May 2015),[11] Rostock-Laage (begins 2 May 2015),[12] London-Gatwick (begins 27 May 2015)
HolidayJet Airways
operated by Germania
Seasonal: Zürich (begins 3 May 2015)
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Summer 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: Copenhagen
Olympic Air Astypalaia(PSO), Kalymnos(PSO),[13] Karpathos(PSO),[13] Kasos(PSO),[13] Kastelorizo(PSO),[13] Kos(PSO),[13] Leros, Sitia(PSO),[13]
Ryanair Athens
Summer seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, East Midlands, Kaunas, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Pisa, Stockholm-Skavsta
Sky Express Chios(PSO),[13] Heraklion, Lemnos(PSO),[13] Mytilene(PSO),[13] Samos(PSO)[13]
operated by Travel Service Airlines[14][15]
Summer seasonal: Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice, Prague
operated by Travel Service Slovakia[14][15]
Summer seasonal: Bratislava (begins 9 June 2015),[16] Budapest (begins 8 June 2015),[17] Košice
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover (begins 5 May 2015),[18] Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted,[19] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin,[20] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter (begins 27 May 2015), 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 charter: Budapest
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (begins 14 May 2015),[21] Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken (begins 14 May 2015), Stuttgart, Vienna (begins 21 May 2015)
VIM Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo (begin 26 April 2015)[22]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice-Marco Polo
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Catania (begins 6 June 2015),[23] Rome-Fiumicino [24]
Wizz Air Summer seasonal: Budapest

Charter flights[edit]

  • From airport's version: Aerostat[25]
Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Ålesund, Astana, Baku, Basel/Mulhouse, Belgrade, Belfast-International, Birmingham,[26] Bologna, Bucharest, Bratislava, Bordeaux, Cluj-Napoca, Deauville, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Košice, Lille, Ljubljana, Luleå, Kalmar, Kazan, Milan-Bergamo, Nantes, Rostov-on-Don, Östersund, Skellefteå, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim, Yerevan
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[27]
Air Bucharest Seasonal: Bucharest , Sibiu, Timișoara
Air Kärnten Seasonal charter: Klagenfurt (begins 5 June 2015)[28]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Innsbruck
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal: Belgrade
BlueBird Airways Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg, Ufa, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Ellinair Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion [29]
Enter Air Seasonal: Bydgoszcz, Łódź
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Brest, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle[30]
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Bern
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
LOT Charters Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin
Novair Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Skellefteå, Stockholm-Arlanda, Visby
Orenair Seasonal: Belgorod, Samara[31]
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, Borlänge, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Kalmar, Karlstad, Luleå, Malmö, Norrköping, Örebro, Oslo-Gardermoen, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
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 37,755 4,565,900 Increase 8.4%

Ground transport[edit]

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.[32]


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External links[edit]

Media related to Rhodes International Airport at Wikimedia Commons