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Santorini Thira National Airport

Santorini International Airport

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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek State
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
ServesSantorini
LocationKamari
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
Websitejtr-airport.gr
Map
JTR is located in Greece
JTR
JTR
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,972 2,125 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers2,300,408
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 2.0%
Aircraft movements21,319
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 4.7%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Santorini (Thira) International Airport is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece (IATA: JTR, ICAO: LGSR), located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves both as a military and a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, as of 2018 the airport is only able to serve up to six civilian planes 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 (16L-34R) is 6972 feet/2125m in length. The parallel taxiway was built to runway specification and is labeled 16R-34L. 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 through buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and hired cars.

History

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.

Future of the airport

On 22 March 2017, Fraport Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the Santorini International Airport.[5][6]

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be implemented for Santorini International Airport under Fraport Greece's investment plan by 2020:[7]

  • Expanding and remodelling the current terminal
  • 236% increase in total terminal space at 15,640 m2, by replacing part of the current terminal and constructing a new terminal
  • 113% increase in the number of check-in counters (from 8 to 17)
  • Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 1 to 2)
  • 20% increase in the number of departure gates (from 5 to 6)
  • 250% increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 7)
  • Improving lighting, marking of airside areas
  • Upgrading sanitary facilities
  • Enhancing services and offering a new free Internet connection (WiFi)
  • Implementing works to improve fire safety in all the areas of the airports
  • New fire station
  • Reorganizing the airport apron area

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines[8] Athens
Seasonal: Larnaca, Thessaloniki
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[9]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade[10]
Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Rome-Fiumicino
British Airways Seasonal: London-City, London-Heathrow
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt,[11]Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Geneva, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Ellinair Seasonal: Athens, Heraklion, Thessaloniki
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf,[12]Stuttgart,[13]Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 4 May 2021),[14]Leeds/Bradford (begins 6 May 2021),[15]London-Stansted (begins 4 May 2021),[14]Manchester (begins 1 May 2021)[14]
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Kraków,[16]Warsaw-Chopin,[17]Wroc?aw[18]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt,[19]Munich
Neos Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa,[20]Verona
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[21]
Olympic AirAthens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Qatar Airways Seasonal: Doha[22][23]
Ryanair Seasonal: Athens,[24]Bergamo, Dublin ,[25]Vienna[26]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[21]Gothenburg,[27]Stavanger,[21]Stockholm-Arlanda,[27]Trondheim[21]
Sky Express Seasonal: Athens
Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Nantes, Paris-Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne[28]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Athens
Seasonal: Bari, Bordeaux,[29]Genoa, Lyon (begins 7 July 2021),[30]Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Thessaloniki (ends 1 November 2020)[31], Toulouse, Venice, Verona
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Bucharest,[32]Budapest, Dortmund,[33]Milan-Malpensa,[34]Vienna[35]

Traffic figures

The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[36] until 2016, and from the airport's official website from 2017 thereafter.[37]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeppesen aerodrome charts
  2. ^ "SANTORINI AIRPORT". jtr-airport.gr. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Santorini Airport History". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Fraport Greece's Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  6. ^ "Santorini Airport - Fraport".
  7. ^ "? Fraport ? 14 ?".
  8. ^ https://en.aegeanair.com/plan/flight-schedules/
  9. ^ "summer-2020-air-france-extends-its-network-of-5-sunny-destinations-16-new-routes-in-total". aviation24.br. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Charter schedule" (PDF). aviolet.rs.
  11. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Condor Adds New Greek Routes in S17". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings S20 Short-Haul network additions as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings S17 planned new routes as of 01SEP16". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ a b c https://www.jet2.com/News/Santorini_added_to_our_growing_collection_of_Greek_destinations/
  15. ^ https://www.jet2.com/timetable
  16. ^ Liu, Jim. "LOT will launch 130 connections to several dozen European resorts". businessinsider.com.pl. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "LOT Polish Airlines outlines Summer 2020 LOTnaWakacje Holiday program". routesonline.com. 29 June 2020.
  18. ^ Liu, Jim. "LOT will launch 130 connections to several dozen European resorts". businessinsider.com.pl. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ Lufthansa begin new seasonal service to Santorini in 2018
  20. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  21. ^ a b c d "Flight". apollo.no.
  22. ^ https://ftnnews.com/aviation/38473-qatar-airways-to-fly-dubrovnik-santorini-osaka-kigali-kilimanjaro-in-2020
  23. ^ Liu, Jim. "Qatar Airways NS20 Network changes as of 19MAR20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "Ryanair W19 Network changes summary as of 04OCT19". routesonline.com.
  25. ^ "Ryanair expands Dublin - Greece network from late-August 2020". routesonline.com. 30 July 2020.
  26. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  27. ^ a b "Flight". apollo.se.
  28. ^ "TUI to fly from Newcastle Airport to Santorini, Hurghada and Skiathos in 2020". chroniclelive.co.uk. 22 October 2019.
  29. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 10OCT16". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  30. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea S20 network additions as of 10OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ https://booking.volotea.com/CalendarSelect.aspx?culture=en-GB
  32. ^ https://airlinestravel.ro/wizz-air-anunta-8-rute-noi-de-la-bucuresti-cagliari-copenhaga-bergen-hamburg-karlsruhe-baden-baden-memmingen-santorini-si-mykonos.html
  33. ^ https://airlinergs.com/wizz-air-announces-a-new-base-in-dortmund/
  34. ^ https://www.wetravel.biz/2020/05/28/wizzair-nuova-base-a-malpensa/
  35. ^ https://www.austrianwings.info/2020/06/wizz-air-erweitert-das-streckennetz-in-wien/
  36. ^ "SANTORINI AIRPORT", ypa.gr
  37. ^ "SANTORINI AIRPORT (JTR) Air Traffic statistics", jtr-airport.gr

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