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Kos International Airport

Kos International Airport "Hippocrates"

Kos airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
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 (2018)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 14.9%
Aircraft movements20,327
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 17.3%

Kos International Airport "Hippocrates" (Greek: ? "?") (IATA: KGS, ICAO: LGKO) is an airport serving the island of Kos, Greece. The airport is located near to Andimachia village.


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.

Future of the airport - Fraport Greece's investment plan

On 22 March 2017, Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the International Airport of Kos.[4]

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations before the launch of the summer season include: :

  • General clean-up
  • Improving lighting, marking of airside areas.
  • Upgrading sanitary facilities
  • Enhancing services and offering new free Internet connection (WiFi)
  • Implementing works to improve fire safety in all the areas of the airports

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be started in October 2017 and will be implemented for Kos International Airport under Fraport Greece's investment plan until 2021 :

  • New terminal
  • New fire station
  • Refurbishing/expanding the waste water treatment plant
  • 201 percent increase in the total size of the airport at 24,000 m2
  • 75 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 16 to 28)
  • 125 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 9)


By Public Bus:[5] 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 Taxi:[6] 24/7 metered taxi service is available outside the Kos Airport Terminal building.

By Car:[7] Kos Airport is located 24 km from the Kos town and is accessible from the provincial road Kos-Kefalos.

Airlines and destinations

Aegean Airlines Athens
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
Arkia Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[8]
Aircompany Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan
ASL Airlines FranceSeasonal charter: Manchester
Austrian AirlinesSeasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Graz, Linz
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki
Blue AirSeasonal Charter: Larnaca
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Blu-express Seasonal: Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino[9]
British Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Airlines Europe Seasonal: Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Groningen, Maastricht/Aachen
easyJetSeasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gda?sk, Katowice, London-Gatwick, Pozna?, Warsaw-Chopin, Wroc?aw
EurowingsSeasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Salzburg
Israir Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[10]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal Charter: Helsinki-Vantaa, Norrköping, Växjö
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal Charter: Katowice
Laudamotion Seasonal: Düsseldorf[11]
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona[12]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
Rossiya AirlinesSeasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg
Ryanair Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky ExpressAthens, Astypalaia, Heraklion, Kalymnos (PSO), Leros (PSO), Rhodes (PSO)
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Smartwings HungarySeasonal: Budapest[13]
SundairSeasonal: Dresden
Thomas Cook AirlinesSeasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Copenhagen[14]
TransaviaSeasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam[15]
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Belfast(begins 16 May 2020), Dublin,[16]Stockholm-Arlanda[17]
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Brussels, Innsbruck, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly DeutschlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[17]Oslo-Gardermoen[18]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[19]
VuelingSeasonal: Rome-Fiumicino

Traffic figures

The data token from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[20] until 2016 and from 2017 onwards from the official website of the airport.[21]

Accidents and incidents

  • In 2013, an Air Explore Boeing 737 made an emergency landing due to the left engine overheating. Once 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. ^ "By Public Bus | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "By Taxi | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "By Car | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.iaa.gov.il/he-IL/airports/BenGurion/Pages/OnlineFlights.aspx?mode=out
  9. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.iaa.gov.il/he-IL/airports/BenGurion/Pages/OnlineFlights.aspx?mode=out
  11. ^ https://www.ryanair.com/la/en/cheap-flight-destinations
  12. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Smartwings Plans Hungary Operations June - Sep 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Flight". spies.dk.
  15. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Transavia Adds New Eindhoven Routes in S16". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Holidays.ie.
  17. ^ a b "Only Flight". tui.se.
  18. ^ "Only Flight". tui.no.
  19. ^ volotea (25 October 2016). "VOLOTEA - Bookings, vacations, destinations, flights, routes". Volotea. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "KOS AIRPORT IPPOKRATIS", ypa.gr
  21. ^ "Air Traffic statistics", kgs-airport.gr

External links

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