Santorini (Thira) National Airport

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Santorini National Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης
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IATA: JTRICAO: LGSR

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Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek government
Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Location Kamari
Elevation AMSL 127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 36°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
Website Santorini Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,972 2,125 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 2,213,029
Passenger change 14-15 Increase 86.7%

Santorini (Thira) National Airport is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece (IATA: JTRICAO: LGSR), located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves both as a military and as a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time. The tower (freq. 118.05) also serves as approach / departure, up to FL170.

Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport. It is about 6 km southeast of downtown Thira. The main asphalt runway (16L-34R) is 6972 feet/2125m in length. The parallel taxiway was built to runway specification (16R-34L). It can accommodate Boeing 757, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 series, Avro RJ, Fokker 70, and ATR 72. Scheduled airlines include Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, with chartered flights from other airlines during the summer. Transportation to and from the air terminal is through buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and rental cars. In 2014 the airport served 1,179,653 passengers, an increase of 31.3% over the previous year's traffic.

History[edit]

Kamari town and Santorini National Airport

The airport first operated in 1972.[1]

In December 2015 the privatisation of Santorini (Thira) National 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.[2] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[3] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Santorini (Thira) National Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Larnaca
Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate,[4] Rome-Fiumicino (begins 4 August 2016)[5]
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Mykonos, Thessaloniki
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Vienna
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow[6]
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal: London-City[7]
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Bergamo,[8] Bologna,[9] Catania, Rome-Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa[10]
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva[11]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (begins 7 May 2016)[12]
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Germania[13] Seasonal: Hamburg[14]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid (begins 20 June 2016)[15]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Copenhagen
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich (begins 14 May 2016)[16]
Meridiana Seasonal: Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Naples,[17] Verona
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick,[18] Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[19]
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Seasonal: Thessaloniki (begins 28 May 2016)[20]
Ryanair Athens[21]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[22] Oslo-Gardermoen,[19] Stavanger, Trondheim[23]
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Volotea Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Naples, Palermo, Venice, Verona (begins 30 May 2016)[24]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santorini Airport History". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ http://uk.reuters.com/article/eurozone-greece-privatisation-idUKL8N1431P720151214
  4. ^ "Alitalia Adds Seasonal Milan Linate Routes in August 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ L, J (25 November 2015). "Alitalia Adds Rome – Thira Service in August 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "British Airways New Routes Summer 2014 | Continental Club Blog". Blog.continentalclub.co.uk. 
  7. ^ "British Airways Adds Greek Routes from London City in July/August 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blu Express Adds New Milan Bergamo – Greece Seasonal Routes Jul – Sep 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Blu-express open seasonal routes from Bologna to Greece". Blu-express.com. 
  10. ^ http://www.easyjet.com/en
  11. ^ "Five new easyJet destinations from Geneva for 2015". Genève Aéroport. 16 December 2014. 
  12. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/08/21/ay-europe-s16/
  13. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  14. ^ "Germania Planned New S15 Routes as of 19NOV14". Airline Route. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Iberia Express unirá Madrid con Santorini a partir de junio". Europa Press (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  16. ^ http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/homepage?l=DE
  17. ^ "Meridiana expands Naples base operations". Meridiana.it. 
  18. ^ JL (17 October 2013). "Norwegian Adds Long-Haul Routes from London Gatwick; New European Service in S14". Airline Route. 
  19. ^ a b "Flight Timetables – Oslo Airport". Osl.no. 
  20. ^ "Aegean Airlines". aegeanair.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ryanair Announces 3 Additional New Athens Routes To Budapest, Bratislava & Santorini". corporate.ryanair.com. 
  22. ^ "Flight Timetables – Bergen Airport, Flesland". Avinor.no. 
  23. ^ "Flight Timetables – Trondheim Airport, Værnes". Avinor.no. 
  24. ^ http://www.volotea.com
  25. ^ "Vueling open 24 new routes from Rome". Vuelingnews.com. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Santorini Airport at Wikimedia Commons