Mytilene International Airport

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Mytilene International Airport
Odysseas Elytis
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης "Οδυσσέας Ελύτης"
Mytilini airport.jpg

IATA: MJTICAO: LGMT

MJT is located in Greece
MJT
MJT
Location of airport in Greece
Summary
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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,894 2,406 Asphalt
Statistics (2003)
Domestic arrivals 141,963
Domestic departures 146,797
International arrivals 77,903
International departures 78,735
Source: World Aero Data [1] [1]

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.[1]

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.[2] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[3] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Mytilene International Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.

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.[4]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki[6][7]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 1 June 2016)[8]
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Athens, Thessaloniki
Sky Express Chios (PSO), Lemnos (PSO), Rhodes (PSO), Samos (PSO)
Seasonal: Heraklion
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[9]
Seasonal: Prague[10]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester[11]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Brno,[12] Ostrava,[12][13] Prague[12]
Volotea Seasonal: Athens (begins 27 May 2016)
Vueling Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino

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