New Paros Airport

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For the old eponym airport, see Old Paros National Airport.

Paros National Airport
"Panteleou Paros Airport"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Πάρου
"Παντελαίειο Αεροδρόμιο Πάρου"
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek State
Operator HCAA
Serves Paros
Location Kampos
Elevation AMSL 125 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 37°01′15″N 25°06′47″E / 37.02083°N 25.11306°E / 37.02083; 25.11306Coordinates: 37°01′15″N 25°06′47″E / 37.02083°N 25.11306°E / 37.02083; 25.11306
Map
PAR is located in Greece
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PAR
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 4,593 1,400[1] Asphalt

Paros National Airport (IATA: PAS, ICAO: LGPA) is the airport serving the island of Paros, Greece, in the Cyclades islands region. The airport is located in the southwestern part of the island, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the port of Parikia. It replaced the Old Paros National Airport on the 25 July 2016.

History[edit]

The old airport of Paros, which was situated a few kilometers to the south, was operational since 1982. Its 710-meter runway was sufficient for its time, but over years, passenger numbers grew making the use of larger aircraft necessary. Although these aircraft could serve various Greek airports, Paros airport was not one of them. The reason was that it had a short runway. It was finally decided that there should be a new airport for the island. The new airport opened in 2016 taking over all operations of the old airport. It has a wider, 1,400 meter runway and larger aircraft can use it. Currently, the only type that flies to the airport currently is the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 of Olympic Air.

Olympic Air, a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines, financed both the construction of the first phase of the terminal and the infrastructure works for the new airport. [2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Athens, Thessaloniki
Olympic Air Athens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
SmartWings Seasonal: Prague (begins 8 June 2018)
Sky Express Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion

Ground transportation[edit]

Other than car, the airport is linked to the city of Parikia by bus from the nearby bus station. There are also taxis available to any destination on the island.[3]

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