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Paros National Airport
"Panteleou Paros Airport"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Πάρου
"Παντελαίειο Αεροδρόμιο Πάρου"
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek State
Operator HCAA
Serves Parikia
Location Alyki
Elevation AMSL 121 ft / 37 m
Coordinates 37°00′40.32″N 25°07′40.80″E / 37.0112000°N 25.1280000°E / 37.0112000; 25.1280000Coordinates: 37°00′40.32″N 25°07′40.80″E / 37.0112000°N 25.1280000°E / 37.0112000; 25.1280000
Map
PAR is located in Greece
PAR
PAR
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 2,778 850 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 43,182
Passenger traffic change Increase 8.3%
Aircraft movements 2,266
Aircraft movements change Increase 1.8%
Sources:HCAA,[1] Runway data[2][3]

Paros National Airport was an airport in Paros, Greece, in the Cyclades islands region. (IATA: PASICAO: LGPA). The airport was located in the southwestern part of the island, about 10 kilometers from the port of Parikia. it was replaced by the New Paros Airport on the 25th July 2016.

History[edit]

The airport was opened on October 5, 1982 on land made available by Nikolas Panteleou, hence its secondary name "Panteleou Paros Airport". Operation of the airport began as a municipal airport with a dirt runway and a small building covering 80 square meters. The year 1985 saw the construction of a paved runway. The terminal building was a single story building. In 1987 this building was renovated and an additional floor was added, housing the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority and the MHL (Meteorological Service). In 1989, the airport became a national airport.[4] In 2016, all operations were transferred to the new airport.

The airport has been replaced by the New Paros Airport which became fully operational on the 25th July 2016. Olympic Air has undertaken to cover half of the new terminal building’s budget.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger throughput - 13-year history[1]

Year Flights Passengers Passengers Change
2001 1,668 23,388 Decrease 45.1%
2002 826 10,805 Decrease 53.8%
2003 1,492 22,609 Increase 109.2%
2004 1,651 32,401 Increase 43.3%
2005 1,558 33,587 Increase 3,7%
2006 1,641 37,339 Increase 11.17%
2007 1,651 37,017 Decrease 0.9%
2008 1,434 31,986 Decrease 13.6%
2009 1,526 30,722 Decrease 4.0%
2010 1,800 34,204 Increase 11.3%
2011 1,914 36,271 Increase 6.1%
2012 2,232 35,311 Decrease 2.7%
2013 2,220 36,429 Increase 3,1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PAROS AIRPORT". ypa.gr. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Paros National Airport Airfield Data". Greek Airports. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Paros Airport". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Paros National: Airport Airport History". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "New Paros airport to be fully operational in mid-July". ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 

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