Mytilene International Airport

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Mytilene International Airport

Odysseas Elytis

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μυτιλήνης "Οδυσσέας Ελύτης"
Mitilini airport logo.svg
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; 26.59833Coordinates: 39°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 (2020)
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 58,5%
Aircraft movements3.729
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 43,2%
Sources: Fraport Greece,[1] World Aero Data[2][3]

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
  • 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]

Aegean Airlines Athens
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[8]
Corendon Dutch AirlinesSeasonal: Amsterdam
EurowingsSeasonal: Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet2.comSeasonal: Bristol,[9] London–Stansted, Manchester[10]
Olympic Air Thessaloniki
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen,[11] Oslo,[12] Stockholm–Arlanda[13]
Sky Express Athens, Chios, Lemnos, Rhodes, Samos, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Heraklion
SmartwingsSeasonal: Prague
Seasonal charter: Katowice,[14] Warsaw-Chopin[14]
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Brussels
TUI fly NetherlandsSeasonal: Amsterdam

Traffic figures[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at MJT airport. See source Wikidata query.

The data are from the official website of the airport:[15]

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(May) Increase109,762 Increase12,787 Increase122,549

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MYTILINI AIRPORT "OD.ELYTIS"". Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport -". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ Editorial, Reuters (14 December 2015). "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Reuters. 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. ^ "Brussels Airlines adds eight new destinations to its Summer 2022 schedule". 18 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". 11 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Jet2 expands summer 2020 network to Greece".
  11. ^ "Flight".
  12. ^ "Flight".
  13. ^ "Flight".
  14. ^ a b "air and charter tickets". Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Mitilini Airport (MJT)".

External links[edit]

Media related to Mytilene International Airport at Wikimedia Commons