Zakynthos International Airport

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Zakynthos International Airport
"Dionysios Solomos"
Zakynthos Airport, New Terminal, Greece 02.jpg

IATA: ZTHICAO: LGZA

ZTH is located in Greece
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Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek state
Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Location Zakynthos
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 37°45′03″N 20°53′03″E / 37.75083°N 20.88417°E / 37.75083; 20.88417Coordinates: 37°45′03″N 20°53′03″E / 37.75083°N 20.88417°E / 37.75083; 20.88417
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 7,310 2,228 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,268,497
Passenger traffic change Increase 6.8%
Aircraft movements 9,546
Aircraft movements change Increase 5.9%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos" (IATA: ZTHICAO: LGZA) is an airport in Zakynthos, Greece. The airport is located close to the town of Kalamaki. Planes are not permitted to land or depart from 12 AM to 4 AM. This is due to the endangered loggerhead turtles or "caretta caretta" which lay their eggs on the beaches at night. The Greek authorities can and have permitted planes to take off or land at night, but this is very rare. The airport opened in 1972.[3] The airport is 4.3 km from Zante and other seaside tourist destinations such as Lagana, Tsilivi and Kalamaki. The main approach into the airport is Runway 34, meaning aircraft have to fly over Lagana bay and make a 180-degree turn, before flying over sunbathing tourists on the busy Kalamaki beach.

History[edit]

In December 2015 the privatisation of Zakynthos 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 Zakynthos International Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich, Zürich
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
Aviolet
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Rome-Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Manchester, Munich (begins 7 May 2017), Stuttgart (begins 24 May 2017)
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam
easyJet Seasonal: Bristol, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Liverpool, Milan-Malpensa
Ellinair Seasonal charter: Saint Petersburg
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk,Wroclaw
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki [6]
Germania Seasonal: Hamburg, London-Gatwick
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Mistral Air Seasonal: Bari, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino,
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg-Landvetter, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
NordStar Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo
Olympic Air Athens (PSO
Primera Air Seasonal: Copenhagen
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
Sky Express Cephalonia (PSO), Corfu (PSO, Kythira (PSO), Preveza (PSO)
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Budapest, Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Sun D'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal:Brussels
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Bari, Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest

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