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
Air Berlin Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Innsbruck,[5] Linz, Vienna
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[6]
Condor Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Stuttgart
operated by AirBaltic
Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania[7] Seasonal: Bremen, Dresden, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Germania Flug Seasonal: Zürich[8]
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted (begins 1 May 2017),[9] Manchester
Jetairfly[10] Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki [11]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Trondheim
Sky Express Heraklion
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Brno, Budapest,[12] Ostrava, Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[13] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines
operated by SmartLynx Airlines
Seasonal: London-Gatwick [14]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels, Liège
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki
Thomson Airways[15] Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin,[16] East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[17] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven,[18]
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Brno, Budapest, Ostrava, Prague
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
Tus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca[19]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[20]
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.

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