Kavala International Airport

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This article is about the Kavala Airport. For other uses, see Alexander the Great Airport (disambiguation).
Kavala International Airport "Alexander The Great"
Kavala International Airport, "Megas Alexandros"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Καβάλας, "Μέγας Αλέξανδρος"
Alexander The Great Airport (2).jpg


KVA is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Kavala
Location Chrysoupoli
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 40°54′48″N 024°37′09″E / 40.91333°N 24.61917°E / 40.91333; 24.61917
Website 1
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 3,000 9,844 Asphalt
Statistics (2003)
Domestic arrivals 62,829
Domestic departures 63,261
International arrivals 115,122
International departures 115,218
1. Official airfield data at the Air Traffic Safety Electronic Engineers Association of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority website lists no official website for the airport [1][1]

Kavala International Airport "Alexander the Great" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Καβάλας «Μέγας Αλέξανδρος»,[2] Kratikós Aeroliménas Kaválas "Mégas Aléxandros") (IATA: KVAICAO: LGKV) is an airport located in the municipality of Nestos, in Greece.


The terminal
The airport's interior

The airport was originally located closer to Kavala, in the installations of the Greek Air Force, near the village of Amygdaleonas, where it began its operations in 1952 as Kavala National Airport. On 12 October 1981, it was moved near the town of Chrysoupoli, where it operates today. The relocation greatly improved the service to the nearby island of Thasos and the city of Xanthi, in addition to the continued service to the cities of Kavala and Drama.

The airport was initially used only for domestic flights, as the original name implies. In December 1987, by a joint decision of the Minister of Presidency and the Minister for Transport and Communications it was renamed to Kavala International Airport to be again renamed in January 1992 to Kavala International Airport "Megas Alexandros", by a decision of the Minister for Transport and Communications.

At the beginning of its operation at its new location, the building infrastructure of the airport included only a terminal building. The control Tower, the fire station and the other installations were built later. A small extension to the terminal building was added in 1992. The runway had been built, with the same dimensions that it has today. In 1998 extensive works began for new building infrastructure and today the airport of Kavala is functioning as a single upgraded total (old and new installations together), including all modern facilities for service both to airlines and passengers, contributing to the growth of East Macedonia and Thrace.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal charter: Larnaca
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Malmö Aviation Seasonal charter: Copenhagen (begins 11 June 2016) [3]
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Vienna
Olympic Air Athens
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen,[4] Stockholm-Arlanda
operated by Travel Service Airlines[5]
Summer seasonal: Brno, Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick (begins 6 May 2016), Manchester (begins 6 May 2016), Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 26 May 2016)
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Travel Service Airlines[6] Summer seasonal charter: Ostrava
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Katowice,[7] Warsaw-Chopin
Travel Service Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava[8]
Transavia.com Seasonal charter: Amsterdam



"KTEL KAVALAS AE" is responsible for serving daily routes to the airport.


The taxi fare from the airport to Kavala is almost 38 euros.


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