Mytilene International Airport

Coordinates: 39°03′24″N 026°35′54″E / 39.05667°N 26.59833°E / 39.05667; 26.59833
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Mytilene International Airport

Odysseas Elytis

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης "Οδυσσέας Ελύτης"
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek government
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
LocationMytilene, Greece
Elevation AMSL60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates39°03′24″N 026°35′54″E / 39.05667°N 26.59833°E / 39.05667; 26.59833
MJT is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,894 2,406 Asphalt
Statistics (2023)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 13,3%
Aircraft movements6.412
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 3,7%

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


The airport began to operate in 1948 however it was 1980 before the first charter flight landed.[3]

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.[4] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[5] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Mytilene International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.


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.[6]

On the northern side of the south apron Mytilene Airclub is located.

Fraport Greece's investment plan[edit]

On 22 March 2017, Fraport Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the International Airport of Mytilene.[7]

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 (but you have no drinking water in the lavatories)
  • Enhancing services and offering a 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 October 2017 and will be implemented for Mytilene International Airport 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]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Mytilene Airport:

Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki[8]
Airseven Seasonal charter: Aarhus (begins 21 June 2024)[9]
Braathens Regional Airlines Seasonal charter: Billund (begins 24 June 2024)[10]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[11]
Corendon Dutch AirlinesSeasonal: Amsterdam
Jet2.comSeasonal: Birmingham (begins 26 May 2024),[12] London–Stansted, Manchester
Jettime Seasonal charter: Billund (begins 2 June 2024)[13]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen (begins 19 May 2024),[14] Oslo (begins 19 May 2024),[15] Stockholm–Arlanda (begins 26 May 2024),[16]
Sky Express Athens, Chios, Lemnos, Rhodes, Samos, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Heraklion
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Katowice (begins 5 June 2024),[17] Prague
Sunclass Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen (begins 19 May 2024),[18]
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Brussels
TUI fly NetherlandsSeasonal: Amsterdam

Traffic figures[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at MJT airport. See Wikidata query.

The data are from the official website of the airport:[19]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
2017 332,370 103,626 435,996
2018 Increase344,257 Increase132,799 Increase477,056
2019 Increase362,759 Increase133,818 Increase496,577
2020 Decrease191.230 Decrease14.865 Decrease206.095
2021 Increase238,818 Increase46,526 Increase285,344
2022 Increase329,719 Increase109,466 Increase439,185
2023 Increase375,716 Increase121,783 Increase497,499
2024(Apr) Increase104.544 Decrease1.414 Increase105.958

Traffic statistics by country (2022)[edit]

Traffic by country at Mytilene International Airport – 2022
Place Country Total pax
1 Greece Greece 329,719
2 Netherlands Netherlands 43,603
3 United Kingdom United Kingdom 27,112
4 Denmark Denmark 12,282
5 Belgium Belgium 10,553
6 Sweden Sweden 6,337
7 Norway Norway 5,180
8 Poland Poland 4,316


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "METAR/Synop Information for LGMT (16667) in Mytilini Airport , Greece". Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Mitilini Airport". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport -". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Reuters. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ "MYTILINI AIRPORT "OD.ELYTIS"". Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports",
  8. ^ "Aegean Airlines / Olympic Air NW23 Domestic Operation Changes". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Rejser til Lesbos". 1 May 2024.
  10. ^ "Braathens Billund - Lesbos". 1 May 2024.
  11. ^ "Brussels Airlines adds eight new destinations to its Summer 2022 schedule". 18 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Jet2: Summer 2024 Program Includes Flights to Lesvos from UK". 31 July 2023.
  13. ^ "Flybillet Lesbos Mytilini". 1 May 2024.
  14. ^ "Billige flybilletter – book flyrejser på". 12 February 2024.
  15. ^ "Apollo: Kjøp billige flybilletter - Spar penger på din neste reise". 12 February 2024.
  16. ^ "Apollo: Boka Billiga flygbiljetter snabbt och enkelt". 12 February 2024.
  18. ^ "Spies: Flybilletter – Find billige flybilletter her". 12 February 2024.
  19. ^ "Mitilini Airport (MJT)".
  20. ^ "Traffic Report by Country" (PDF). Mitilini Airport "Odysseas Elytis". 2022.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mytilene International Airport at Wikimedia Commons