Mytilene International Airport

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Mytilene International Airport
Odysseas Elytis
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης "Οδυσσέας Ελύτης"
Mytilini airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Location Mytilene, Greece
Elevation AMSL 60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 39°03′24″N 026°35′54″E / 39.05667°N 26.59833°E / 39.05667; 26.59833Coordinates: 39°03′24″N 026°35′54″E / 39.05667°N 26.59833°E / 39.05667; 26.59833
Website https://www.mjt-airport.gr/en/
Map
MJT is located in Greece
MJT
MJT
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,894 2,406 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 481,422
Passenger traffic change Increase 4.6%
Aircraft movements 6,316
Aircraft movements change Increase 12.2%
Sources:HCAA,[1] World Aero Data [1][2]

Mytilene International Airport "Odysseas Elytis" (IATA: MJTICAO: LGMT) is the international airport of Mytilene, the capital of the Greek island Lesbos.

History[edit]

The airport began to operate in 1948 however it was 1980 before the first charter flight landed.[2]

In December 2015 the privatisation of Mytilene 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 Mytilene International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.

Facilities[edit]

The airport has one small terminal that services both International and Domestic flights. The airport is 8 kilometres from Mytilene. It was established in 1948 with an unpaved runway of 1200 meters long and 30 meters wide. Over the years the runway was paved and in 2000 the latest runway extension to 2400 meters was made. The airport has a duty-free shop, café-bar and two car rental agencies.[1]

On the northern apron the Mitilini Airclub has a little area which has been appointed by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.[5]

Future of the Airport - Fraport Greece’s investment plan[edit]

On 22 March 2017, the Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the International Airport of Mytilene.[6]

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations before the launch of the summer season include :

  • General clean-up
  • Improving lighting, marking of airside areas.
  • Upgrading sanitary facilities
  • Enhancing services and offering new free Internet connection (WiFi)
  • Implementing works to improve fire safety in all the areas of the airports

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be started in Ocrober 2017 and will be implemented for Mytilene International Airport of Thessaloniki under Fraport Greece’s investment plan until 2021 :

  • New terminal
  • New fire station
  • New waste water treatment plant
  • New airport apron area
  • 185 percent increase in the total size of the airport at 7,185 m2
  • 29 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 7 to 9)

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Munich[7]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
Enter Air Seasonal Charter:Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Seasonal:Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet Time Seasonal Charter:Aalborg
Olympic Air Athens
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Athens, Thessaloniki
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal Charter:Oslo-Gardemoen
Sky Express Chios (PSO), Lemnos (PSO), Rhodes (PSO), Samos (PSO)
Seasonal: Heraklion
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service[8]
Seasonal: Prague[9]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester(begins 5 May 2018)
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Travel Service Seasonal charter: Brno,[10] Ostrava,[10][11] Prague[10]
Travel Service Polska Seasonal Charter:Katowice
Volotea Seasonal: Athens

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MYTILINI AIRPORT "OD.ELYTIS"". ypa.gr. Retrieved 10 June 2016.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ypa" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/mitilini/mitiliniE.html
  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. ^ "Αερολέσχη Μυτιλήνης". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  7. ^ "Astra Airlines". www.astra-airlines.gr. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "SmartWings Contact". smartwings.com. 
  9. ^ "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com. 
  10. ^ a b c "Brenna – Ostrov Lesbos: Letový řád". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ostrava Airport". Retrieved 10 February 2013.