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
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
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 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.[1]

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
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
Olympic Air Athens
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[8]
Seasonal: Prague[9]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester[10]
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Brno,[11] Ostrava,[11][12] Prague[11]
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. ^ http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/new-investments/13859-greece-signs-privatization-of-14-regional-airports-with-germany-s-fraport-for-e1-2-bln.html
  4. ^ http://uk.reuters.com/article/eurozone-greece-privatisation-idUKL8N1431P720151214
  5. ^ "Αερολέσχη Μυτιλήνης". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "New flights from Thessaloniki and Athens!". astra-airlines.gr. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Astra Airlines". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "SmartWings Contact". smartwings.com. 
  9. ^ "SmartWings Flight schedule". smartwings.com. 
  10. ^ "Charter Flight Timetables". manchesterairport.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Brenna – Ostrov Lesbos: Letový řád". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ostrava Airport". Retrieved 10 February 2013.