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Kos International Airport

Kos International Airport

Kos airport logo.svg
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Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport Greece
ServesKos Island
LocationAndimachia, Greece
Focus city forAegean Airlines
Elevation AMSL409 ft / 126 m
Coordinates36°47?36.01?N 27°05?30?E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167Coordinates: 36°47?36.01?N 27°05?30?E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167
KGS is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,874 2,400 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 0.4%
Aircraft movements19,797
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 2.6%

Kos International Airport (also known as Hippocrates) (Greek: ? "?") (IATA: KGS, ICAO: LGKO) is an international airport on the island of Kos in Greece. It is located near Andimachia Village, and is operated by Fraport AG, all operations within the airport are handled by Swissport.

The airport mainly serves charter airlines, who bring customers on holiday to the island. Kos Airport hits its peak in summer, with flights from German and British airlines primarily.



The airport was opened on 4 April 1964. In 1974 the runway was extended to 2,400 metres. Due to increased traffic at the airport, a new terminal was built in 1980. In 1997, the terminal building was renovated and expanded.


In December 2015 the privatisation of Kos Island 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.[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 Kos Island International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.


On 22 March 2017, Fraport AG and its Greek subsidiary Fraport Greece presented its plans for 14 regional airports that they had been handed control of by the Greek Government.[4] The immediate actions by Fraport were to improve lighting, improve the marking of airside areas, upgrade sanitary facilities, enhance WiFi services and implementing better fire safety throughout the airport.

The long term plans by the operator, which are due to continue until 2021, are to build a new terminal and a new fire station, refurbish the waste water treatment plant, and add more security check lanes and check in counters.

Airlines and destinations

Aegean Airlines[5] Athens, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Larnaca
Aircompany Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan
Arkia Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[6]
ASL Airlines FranceSeasonal charter: Manchester
Austrian AirlinesSeasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Graz, Linz
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Blue AirSeasonal charter: Larnaca
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal: Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino[7]
British Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Buzz Seasonal charter: Kraków [8]
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Berlin-Brandenburg,[9]Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart, Zürich (begins 7 May 2021)[10]
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse (begins 9 May 2021),[11]Cologne/Bonn, Hannover ,[12]Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg
Seasonal: Groningen, Maastricht/Aachen
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Brandenburg, Bristol, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air[8] Seasonal charter: Gda?sk, Katowice, Pozna?, Warsaw-Chopin
EurowingsSeasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Salzburg
flyBAIR Seasonal charter: Bern
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Leipzig/Halle [13]
Israir Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[6]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 20 May 2021),[14]East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Katowice,[15]Warsaw-Chopin,[16]Wroc?aw[17]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 2 May 2021)[18]
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona[19]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens, Thessaloniki
Rossiya AirlinesSeasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg
RyanairSeasonal: Berlin-Brandenburg, Bologna, Rome-Fiumicino, Vienna[20]
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger,[21]Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky ExpressAstypalaia, Athens, Heraklion, Kalymnos (PSO), Leros (PSO), Rhodes (PSO)
SmartwingsSeasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Ostrava, Prague
SundairSeasonal: Dresden
Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
TransaviaSeasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris-Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague[22]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin[23]
TUI fly Belgium[24]Seasonal: Brussels, Lille (begins 24 April 2021),[24]Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly DeutschlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Brandenburg, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[25]


The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[26] until 2016 and from 2017 onwards from the official website of the airport.[27]

Ground transport

By public bus:[28] A transit bus service operates between the airport and Kos town, Mastichari, Kardamena and Kefalos. There is a public bus stop 50m from the terminal building.

By tour operator transfer: Tour operators such as Jet2holidays and TUI UK provide free bus transfers from customers' accommodation to the airport.

By taxi:[29] 24/7 metered taxi service is available outside the Kos Airport Terminal building.

By car:[30] Kos Airport is located 24 km from the Kos town and is accessible from the provincial road Kos-Kefalos.

Accidents and incidents

  • In 2013, an Air Explore Boeing 737 made an emergency landing due to the left engine overheating. Once it taxied to the gate, the engine caught fire. The pilot ordered an evacuation using the emergency slides on either side of the aircraft. No one was injured during the incident.

See also


  1. ^ "KOS AIRPORT "IPPOKRATIS"". kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Fraport Greece's Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  5. ^ https://en.aegeanair.com/plan/flight-schedules/
  6. ^ a b http://www.iaa.gov.il/he-IL/airports/BenGurion/Pages/OnlineFlights.aspx?mode=out
  7. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ a b "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (7 January 2020). "Condor S20 Short-Haul network additions as of 06JAN20". routesonline.com.
  10. ^ http://condor-newsroom.condor.com/en/de/news-article/in-summer-2021-condor-will-fly-from-zurich-to-the-most-popular-vacation-destinations/
  11. ^ https://www.corendonairlines.com/
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Tui sends Freebird Europe to Leipzig / Halle - Airbus A320 is stationed in Schkeuditz". lvz.de. 4 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". ukaviation.news. 11 November 2020.
  15. ^ "LOT will launch 130 connections to several dozen European resorts". 24 June 2020.
  16. ^ https://businessinsider.com.pl/firmy/wakacje-2020-lot-poleci-do-kurortow-w-grecji-hiszpanii-i-wloch/zz5f5ew
  17. ^ "LOT will launch 130 connections to several dozen European resorts". 24 June 2020.
  18. ^ https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/lufthansa-is-consistently-pursuing-its-tourism-strategy-15-new-summer-destinations-from-frankfurt-in-2021.html
  19. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Only Flight". tui.no.
  22. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Transavia Adds New Eindhoven Routes in S16". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  23. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Holidays.ie.
  24. ^ a b "Flight plan". tui.be.
  25. ^ volotea (25 October 2016). "VOLOTEA - Bookings, vacations, destinations, flights, routes". Volotea. Retrieved 2017.
  26. ^ "KOS AIRPORT IPPOKRATIS", ypa.gr
  27. ^ "Air Traffic statistics", kgs-airport.gr
  28. ^ "By Public Bus | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.
  29. ^ "By Taxi | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.
  30. ^ "By Car | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.

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