Araxos Airport

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Araxos Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Αράξου
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Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Greek Armed Forces
Operator Hellenic Air Force and HCAA
Serves Patras and Pyrgos, Greece
Location Araxos
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 38°09′04″N 021°25′32″E / 38.15111°N 21.42556°E / 38.15111; 21.42556
Website www.hcaa.gr
Map
LGRX is located in Greece
LGRX
LGRX
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18R/36L 3,352 10,997 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 147,560
Passenger traffic change Increase 0.8%
Aircraft movements 1,248
Aircraft movements change Increase 3.0%

Araxos Airport (Greek: Αεροδρόμιο Αράξου) (IATA: GPAICAO: LGRX) is the airport of Patras, the third-largest city in Greece. It serves as a combined civilian and military airport and is located near the namesaking village of Araxos, Achaea. It is also known as Agamemnon Airport and primarily is used as an active air base for the Hellenic Air Force, with some civilian services to European destinations during the summer months.

116th Combat Wing[edit]

Araxos was established as a military airport in 1936, but construction of the runway was not completed until 1941, when it also became the site of the first radar installation in Greece.[5]

The airport has served as the home base of the Hellenic Air Force's 116th Combat Wing (116 Πτέρυγα Μάχης) since May 1969, and of its precursor the 116th Combat Group (116 Σμηναρχία Μάχης) since April 1962. It currently comprises the 336th Bomber Squadron and 335th Squadron.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Belavia Seasonal charter: Minsk[6]
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Kiev-Zhuliany (begins 15 June 2017, ends 17 September 2017)
El Al Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[7]
Israir Airlines Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[7]
Meridiana Seasonal: Milan–Linate
Nordavia Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo[8]
NordStar Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo[9]
TUIfly Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover , Munich, Stuttgart
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels (begins 9 May 2017), Lille (begins 4 May 2017)
VIM Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo[6][9]

Ground transport[edit]

Araxos airport is located 45 km west of the city of Patras and 60 km north of Pyrgos. There are bus services from Patras to Araxos.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARAXOS AIRPORT". ypa.gr. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Airport information for LGRX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ Airport information for GPA at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/araxos/araxosE.html
  5. ^ a b "116 Combat Wing". Hellenic Air Force. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Πρόγραμμα πτήσεων". Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Online Flight Timetable Ben Gurion Airport". iaa.gov.il. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Season timetable destination: Patras". svo.aero. Sheremetyevo International Airport. 
  9. ^ a b "Flight Schedules". domodedovo.ru. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 

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