Mytilene International Airport
|Mytilene International Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης "Οδυσσέας Ελύτης"
|Owner/Operator||Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture|
|Elevation AMSL||60 ft / 18 m|
The airport began to operate in 1948 however it was 1980 before the first charter flight landed.
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. "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters. According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Mytilene International Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Berlin||Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich|
operated by Air Serbia
|Seasonal charter: Belgrade|
|Astra Airlines||Athens, Thessaloniki|
|Austrian Airlines||Seasonal: Vienna|
|Corendon Dutch Airlines||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
|Finnair||Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 1 June 2016)|
operated by Aegean Airlines
|Sky Express||Chios (PSO), Lemnos (PSO), Rhodes (PSO), Samos (PSO)
operated by Travel Service Airlines
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester|
|Travel Service Airlines||Seasonal charter: Brno, Ostrava, Prague|
|Volotea||Seasonal: Athens (begins 27 May 2016)|
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