Kastellorizo Airport

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Kastellorizo Public Airport
Δημοτικός Αερολιμένας Καστελλόριζου
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek State
OperatorHCAA
ServesMegisti, Kastellorizo
LocationKastellorizo
Elevation AMSL474 ft / 144.5 m
Coordinates36°08′30″N 29°34′35″E / 36.1416697°N 29.5763755°E / 36.1416697; 29.5763755Coordinates: 36°08′30″N 29°34′35″E / 36.1416697°N 29.5763755°E / 36.1416697; 29.5763755
Map
KZS is located in Greece
KZS
KZS
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 2,624 800 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers8,019
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 2.1%
Aircraft movements498
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 11.1%
Runway,[1] Statistics[2]

Kastellorizo Island Public Airport is an airport on the small island Kastellorizo, Greece (IATA: KZS, ICAO: LGKJ), part of the Dodecanese island group. It is the eastmost airport of Greece.

History[edit]

In the beginning of the twentieth century, the island of Kastellorizo was linked by seaplanes to destinations mainly in northeast Africa. The seaplanes used the natural horse-shoe sized harbour of the island.[3] The current Kastellorizo Airport first began operations in 1986 as a domestic airport. The airport has a small terminal of 150 m2 and the apron can accommodate one Bombardier Dash 8 sized aircraft and 3 light general aviation aircraft.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Olympic Air Rhodes (PSO)

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger trhoughput - 11-year history[5]

Year Flights Passengers Passengers change
2005 470 8.243 Decrease -0.7%
2006 480 9.626 Increase +16.8%
2007 494 9.564 Decrease -0.6%
2008 450 8.329 Decrease -12.9%
2009 450 7.490 Decrease -10.1%
2010 452 7.817 Increase +4.4%
2011 486 8.723 Increase +11.6%
2012 536 7.943 Decrease -8.9%
2013 520 7.946 Increase +0.0%
2014 530 8.196 Increase +3.1%
2015 498 8.019 Decrease -2.1%

Ground transport[edit]

The facility is located more or less on the middle of the Island, about 2.5 km southwest of the city Megisti. The airport is linked to the city by a single bus only during the summer period. Taxis are also available.[6]

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