Kos Island International Airport

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Kos Island International Airport, Hippocrates
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κω, Ιπποκράτης
Kos airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
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 7,841 2,390 asphalt
Statistics (2003)
Domestic arrivals 90,670
Domestic departures 93,151
International arrivals 637,073
International departures 641,789

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 2,400m. With the increased traffic at the airport in 1980 was built new terminal building. In 1997, the terminal building was renovated and expanded.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
airBaltic Seasonal charter: Pisa[2]
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Helsinki, Maribor, Moscow–Domodedovo, Östersund, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Air Berlin Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Air Bucharest Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Marseille, Nantes
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Innsbruck,[3] Linz, Vienna
Seasonal charter: Graz
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
BlueBird Airways Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[4]
Condor Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Summer seasonal: Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania[5] Summer seasonal: Bremen, Dresden, Friedrichshafen, Münster/Osnabrück
Germanwings Summer seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Helvetic Airways Seasonal charter: Bern
operated by Germania Flug
Seasonal: Zürich
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Jetairfly[6] Summer seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
Meridiana Seasonal: Turin
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Luton, Manchester
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Sesonal charter: Helsinki
Olympic Air Astypalaia (PSO), Athens, Kalymnos (PSO), Leros (PSO), Rhodes (PSO)
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki (begins 30 May 2016)
Orenair Seasonal charter: Belgorod[7]
Ryanair Summer seasonal: Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Kaunas, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Moss, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino (begins 29 March 2016)[8]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Trondheim
Sky Express Heraklion
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Budapest, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Vilnius
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Summer seasonal: Brno, Budapest,[9] Ostrava, Prague
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[10] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels, Liège
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki
Thomson Airways[11] Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin,[12] East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted,[13] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven (begins 24 April 2016),[14] Groningen, Rotterdam
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Brno, Budapest, Ostrava, Prague
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
Tus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca[15]
VIM Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo[16]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[17]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, 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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