Santorini (Thira) National Airport

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Santorini National Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης


JTR is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Airport type Public
Operator Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Location Kamari
Elevation AMSL 127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 36°23′57.01″N 25°28′45.60″E / 36.3991694°N 25.4793333°E / 36.3991694; 25.4793333Coordinates: 36°23′57.01″N 25°28′45.60″E / 36.3991694°N 25.4793333°E / 36.3991694; 25.4793333
Website Santorini Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,972 2,125 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,179,653
Passenger change 13-14 Increase 31.3%
Kamari town and Santorini National Airport

Santorini (Thira) National Airport is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece (IATA: JTRICAO: LGSR), located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves both as a military and as a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time. The tower (freq. 118.05) also serves as approach / departure, up to FL170.

The airport first operated in 1972.[1]

Santorini Airport viewed from Ancient Thera

Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport. It is about 6 km southeast of downtown Thira. The main asphalt runway (16L-34R) is 6972 feet/2125m in length. The parallel taxiway was built to runway specification (16R-34L). It can accommodate Boeing 757, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 series, Avro RJ, Fokker 70, and ATR 72. Scheduled airlines include Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, with chartered flights from other airlines during the summer. Transportation to and from the air terminal is through buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and rental cars. In 2014 airport reached 1,179,653 passengers, increased by 31.3% over the previous year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Larnaca (resumes 16 July 2015),[2] Thessaloniki
Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate (begins 2 August 2015)[3]
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Mykonos, Thessaloniki
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Vienna
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow[4]
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal: London-City (begins 29 June 2015)[5]
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Bologna,[6] Catania, Rome-Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
EasyJet Summer seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
EasyJet Switzerland Summer seasonal: Geneva (begins 4 June 2015)[7]
Ellinair Seasonal: Athens (begins 15 June 2015), Thessaloniki (begins 15 June 2015)
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Finnair Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Germania[8] Summer seasonal: Hamburg (begins 17 June 2015)[9]
operated by Germania Flug
Seasonal: Zürich (begins 22 May 2015)
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Copenhagen
Jetairfly Summer seasonal: Brussels
Minoan Air Seasonal: Heraklion
Meridiana Seasonal: Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Naples,[10] Verona
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick,[11] Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[12]
Ryanair Athens[13]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[14] Oslo-Gardermoen,[12] Stavanger, Trondheim[15]
Sky Express Seasonal: Heraklion, Mykonos, Volos
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 26 May 2015), London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam France Seasonal: Nantes, Paris-Orly
Volotea Seasonal: Athens (begins 29 May 2015), Bari, Naples, Palermo, Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino[16]


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