Santorini (Thira) International Airport

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Santorini International Airport

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης
Santorini airport logo.svg
Santorini Airport.JPG
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek State
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Elevation AMSL127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates36°23′57.01″N 25°28′45.60″E / 36.3991694°N 25.4793333°E / 36.3991694; 25.4793333Coordinates: 36°23′57.01″N 25°28′45.60″E / 36.3991694°N 25.4793333°E / 36.3991694; 25.4793333
JTR is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 7,208 2,197 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 75.1%
Aircraft movements7,286
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 65.8%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Santorini (Thira) International Airport (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης) (IATA: JTR, ICAO: LGSR) is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves as both a military and a civil airport. With its redesigned apron, as of 2021 the airport is able to serve up to nine civilian airliners at the same time. Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport.

The airport is located about 6 km southeast of the centre of the city of Thira. The main asphalt runway (17/35) is 7,208 feet (2,197 m) in length. The parallel taxiway was built and marked to runway specification but is now marked and lighted as a taxiway. The airfield can accommodate medium-sized jets like the Boeing 757, Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 series as well as smaller aircraft such as the Avro RJ, Fokker 70, and ATR 72. Scheduled airlines include Ryanair, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, with seasonal scheduled and charter flights from other airlines during the higher seasons in spring, summer and autumn. Transportation to and from the air terminal is via buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and hired cars.


Kamari town and Santorini International Airport

The airport first operated in 1972.[3]

In December 2015 the privatisation of Santorini (Thira) 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] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Santorini (Thira) International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Santorini (Thira) Airport:

Aegean Airlines[5] Athens
Seasonal:Tel Aviv
Aer Lingus[6] Seasonal: Dublin[7]
Air France Seasonal: Marseille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle[8]
airBaltic[9] Seasonal: Riga[10]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Lyon
Austrian Airlines[11] Seasonal: Vienna
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv[12]
Blue Air[13] Seasonal: Bucharest[14]
British Airways[15] Seasonal: London–City, London–Gatwick,[16] London–Heathrow
Condor[17] Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
Cyprus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca
easyJet[18] Seasonal: Berlin, Bristol,[19] Geneva, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples[20]
Edelweiss Air[21] Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Airways Seasonal: Abu Dhabi[22]
Eurowings[23] Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf,[24] Hamburg, Stuttgart,[25] Vienna
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Munich
Finnair[26] Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International
flynas Seasonal: Riyadh[27]
Gulf Air[28] Seasonal: Bahrain[29]
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid[30] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol,[31] Edinburgh,[32] East Midlands (begins 26 May 2023),[33] Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa[34] Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg[35]
Neos[36] Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle[37] Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo[38]
Olympic AirSeasonal: Thessaloniki
Qatar Airways Seasonal: Doha[39]
Ryanair[40] Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Bergamo, Corfu, Dublin, Gdańsk, Kraków, London–Stansted, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino, Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen[41]
Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[42] Stavanger,[38] Stockholm–Arlanda,[42] Trondheim[38]
Sky Express[43] Athens
Smartwings Seasonal: Prague,[44] Warsaw-Chopin
Swiss International Air Lines[45] Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Trade Air Seasonal charter: Ljubljana[46]
Transavia[47] Seasonal: Amsterdam, Lyon,[48] Montpellier,[49] Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways[50] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium[51] Seasonal: Brussels
Tus Airways Seasonal: Larnaca
Volotea Athens, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Bari, Bordeaux,[52] Lyon,[53] Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Toulouse, Turin,[54] Venice, Verona
Vueling[55] Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air[56] Seasonal: Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Gdańsk, Iași, Kraków, London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Timișoara, Venice,[57] Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin

Traffic figures[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at JTR airport. See Wikidata query.

The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[58] until 2016, and from the airport's official website from 2017 thereafter.[59]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
1994 175,152 225,896 401,048
1995 Increase188,461 Increase257,978 Increase446,439
1996 Increase188,778 Decrease246,680 Decrease435.458
1997 Increase208,195 Increase263,735 Increase471,930
1998 Increase209,505 Increase286,809 Increase496,314
1999 Increase225,160 Increase353,193 Increase578,353
2000 Increase302,072 Increase373,428 Increase675,500
2001 Decrease288,084 Increase387,659 Increase675,743
2002 Decrease221,040 Decrease357,797 Decrease578,837
2003 Decrease207,695 Decrease326,232 Increase533,927
2004 Increase245,577 Decrease302,564 Increase548,141
2005 Increase269,371 Increase341,913 Increase611,284
2006 Increase316,973 Increase361,262 Increase678,235
2007 Increase359,950 Increase386,724 Increase746,674
2008 Increase360,670 Increase371,484 Increase732,154
2009 Increase356,040 Decrease343,068 Decrease699,108
2010 Decrease354,872 Increase367,283 Increase722,155
2011 Increase377,473 Increase408,074 Increase785,547
2012 Decrease358,468 Decrease405,071 Decrease763,539
2013 Increase403,687 Increase494,466 Increase898,153
2014 Increase548,274 Increase631,534 Increase1,179,808
2015 Increase771,193 Increase724,697 Increase1,495,890
2016 Increase897,231 Increase788,464 Increase1,685,695
2017 Increase1,022,117 Increase908,894 Increase1,928,295
2018 Increase1,186,904 Increase1,068,022 Increase2,254,926
2019 Increase1,228,840 Increase1,071,568 Increase2,300,408
2020 Decrease283.764 Decrease289.199 Decrease572.963
2021 Increase561,780 Increase984,804 Increase1,546,584
2022(Aug) Increase711,794 Increase1,249,381 Increase1,961,175

See also[edit]


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  48. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
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  57. ^ "Wizz apre base a Venezia nell'estate 2022 – Italiavola & Travel". 6 October 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Santorini Airport at Wikimedia Commons