Kos Island International Airport

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Kos Island International Airport, Hippocrates
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κω, Ιπποκράτης
Kos airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Greek state
Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Serves Kos Island
Location Andimachia, Greece
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 409 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 36°47′36.01″N 27°05′30″E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167Coordinates: 36°47′36.01″N 27°05′30″E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167
KGS is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,874 2,400 asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 2,143,860
Passenger traffic change Decrease 3.2%
Aircraft movements 17,018
Aircraft movements change Decrease 2.9%
Info,[1] Statistics[2]

Kos Island International Airport, "Hippocrates" (IATA: KGSICAO: LGKO), or Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κω, Ιπποκράτης in Greek, is an airport serving the island of Kos, Greece. The airport is located near to Andimachia village. It is also the second-closest airport to Bodrum after Milas-Bodrum Airport.


The airport was opened on 4 April 1964. In 1974 the runway was extended to 2,400 metres. With the increased traffic at the airport in 1980 was built new terminal building. In 1997, the terminal building was renovated and expanded.

In December 2015 the privatisation of Kos Island International Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalised with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund.[3] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[4] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Kos Island International Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Manchester
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Innsbruck[5], Linz, Vienna
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki
Blue Air Seasonal Charter: Larnaca
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Rome-Fiumicino (begins 23 June 2017)[6]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[7]
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Stuttgart
operated by AirBaltic
Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Eindhoven, Groningen
Danish Air Transport Seasonal Charter: Billund
easyJet Seasonal: Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, London-Gatwick, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Eurowings Seasonal:Hamburg
operated by Air Berlin
Seasonal: Cologne-Bonn, Munich
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania[8] Seasonal: Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück, Rostock
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zürich[9]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 3 May 2018), East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 2 May 2018), Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted[10], Manchester
Jet Time Seasonal Charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Niki Seasonal Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki[11]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[12]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky Express Heraklion
operated by Travel Service
Seasonal: Brno, Budapest,[13] Ostrava, Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Belfast (begins 14 May 2018), Birmingham, Bristol (begins 14 May 2018), Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[14] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines
operated by SmartLynx Airlines
Seasonal: London-Gatwick[15]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Trondheim
Thomson Airways[16] Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin,[17] East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[18] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven,[19]
Travel Service Seasonal Charter: Brno, Budapest, Ostrava, Prague
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal Charter: Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Tus Air Seasonal: Haifa (begins 1 June 2017), Larnaca[20]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[21]
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • In 2013, an Air Explore Boeing 737 made an emergency landing due to the left engine overheating. Once taxied to the gate, the engine caught Fire. The pilot ordered an evacuation using the emergency slides either side of the aircraft. No one was injured during the incident.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/kos/kosE.html
  2. ^ "KOS AIRPORT "IPPOKRATIS"". ypa.gr. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  5. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Austrian Adds Innsbruck – Kos Leisure Service in S15". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  6. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  7. ^ http://www.thetoc.gr/eng/food--travel/article/british-airways-to-add-routes-to-corfu-and-kos
  8. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Germania - Book cheap flights - flygermania.com". www.germania.ch. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Flight Timetables - Jet2.com". www.jet2.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Domestic and International air tickets - Olympic Air". Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (31 October 2016). "S7 adds new Moscow – Europe routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Smartwings Plans Hungary Operations June – Sep 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Book Cheap Flights to 60+ destinations from £39.99". flythomascook. 1 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Cheap Flights - Flight Deals and Airline Tickets 2017 / 2018 - Thomas Cook". www.thomascook.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "First Choice | Flights | Book flights online with First Choice | Timetable". Flights.firstchoice.co.uk. 
  17. ^ http://info.flightmapper.net/route/YY_KGS_DUB
  18. ^ TUI UK. "Thomson Flights – all the assurances and service you've come to expect from Thomson – Flight timetable". Flights.thomson.co.uk. 
  19. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Transavia Adds New Eindhoven Routes in S16". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Tus Airways – Book Flights Online - The Ultimate Schedule!". Tus Airways. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  21. ^ volotea (25 October 2016). "VOLOTEA - Bookings, vacations, destinations, flights, routes". Volotea. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

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