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Zakynthos International Airport

Zakynthos International Airport
"Dionysios Solomos"

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Zakynthos airport logo.svg
Zakynthos Airport, New Terminal, Greece 02.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates37°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
ZTH is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 7,310 2,228 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 0.5%
Aircraft movements13,196
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 0.3%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos" (IATA: ZTH, ICAO: LGZA) is an airport in Zakynthos, Greece.


In December 2015, the privatization of Zakynthos International Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalized with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund.[3] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[4] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Zakynthos International Airport) for 40 years from 11 April 2017.[5]

The airport is close to the town and beach of Kalamaki. Kalamaki beach is part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay their eggs at the beaches of the marine park at night during the summer months. This has resulted in aircraft movement restrictions. Flights are not permitted to take off or land between 10:00PM to 5:00AM. It is at the jurisdiction of the Greek authorities to allow aircraft movements at night under extenuating circumstances. The airport opened in 1972.[6] An expansion of the airport's apron area to 35,100 m² was completed in 2003, and a new 22,150 m² terminal building was completed in 2008. The airport is 4.3 km from Zakynthos town and other seaside tourist destinations such as Laganas, Tsilivi and Kalamaki. The main approach into the airport is Runway 34. Aircraft usually have to fly over Laganas bay and make a 180-degree turn, before their final approach over sunbathing tourists on the busy Kalamaki beach.

Plane on short final about to land at ZTH in 2019, viewed from Kalamaki beach

Fraport Greece's investment plan

On 22 March 2017, Fraport Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports, including the Zakynthos International Airport.[7]

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations, before the launch of the 2017 summer season, include:

  • General clean-up
  • 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

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be implemented for Zakynthos International Airport, under Fraport Greece's investment plan, by 2021:

  • Refurbishing and remodeling current terminal
  • HBS inline screening
  • Refurbishing air traffic control tower
  • New fire station
  • Relocating power transformers and generators
  • Reorganizing airport apron area
  • Refurbishing airside pavement
  • Reorganizing landside roads & parking
  • New security guardhouse
  • 33 percent increase in check-in counters (from 15 to 20)
  • 150 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 5)

Airlines and destinations

Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Linz[8]
BelaviaSeasonal charter: Minsk
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade[9]
Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest, Timi?oara
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow[10]
Buzz Seasonal charter: Katowice,[11]Katowice,[11]Warsaw-Chopin,[11]Wroc?aw[11]
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich (begins 17 May 2021)[12]
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Maastricht/Aachen
DAT Seasonal charter: Aarhus, Billund[13]
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Brandenburg, Bristol, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich[14]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice,[11]Pozna?,[11]Vilnius,[15]Warsaw-Chopin,[11]Wroc?aw[11][16]
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Stuttgart[17]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[18] Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol (begins 24 May 2021),[19]East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Bydgoszcz,[20]Katowice,[20]Kraków,[20]Pozna?,[20]Warsaw-Chopin[20]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich[21]
NordStarSeasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[22]Oslo-Gardermoen,[23]Stockholm-Arlanda[22]
Olympic Air Athens
Ryanair Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna,[24]Vienna[25]
Sky Express Athens, Kefalonia[26]
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Debrecen, Ostrava, Prague
Seasonal charter: Katowice,[16]Pozna?,[16]Warsaw-Chopin[16]
Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich[27]
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris-Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth,[28]Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin[29]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Groningen (begins 14 July 2021), Rotterdam/The Hague
Volotea Seasonal: Bari, Naples, Palermo, Venice, Verona
Vueling Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Budapest, London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa ,[30]Vienna[31]

Traffic figures

The data are from the official website of the airport.[32]

See also


  1. ^ Jeppesen aerodrome charts
  2. ^ "ZAKYNTHOS AIRPORT "D.SOLOMOS"". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport -". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Fraport Greece Begins 40-Year Concession at 14 Greek Regional Airports - Fraport Greece". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Fraport Greece's Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports",
  8. ^ "Timetable". myAustrian Holidays.
  9. ^ "Aviolet charter schedule" (PDF).
  10. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "British Airways adds new Heathrow - Europe routes in S17". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "Charter flights". Retrieved 2018.
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  13. ^ "Flight".
  14. ^ "20% More Holiday Destinations: Edelweiss to Massively Expand Its Route Network in Summer 2018". Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Kitamet is Vilniaus lektuvu tiesiogiai bus galima pasiekti egzotiska sala Madagaskare". Itaka.
  16. ^ a b c d "air and charter tickets". Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings adds new routes to Cyprus/Greece in S17". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  18. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Finnair Adds New European Routes in S16". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". 11 November 2020.
  20. ^ a b c d e,uruchomi,36,wakacyjnych,kierunkow.html
  21. ^ 2019, Lufthansa. "Lufthansa: Two new destinations in Greece for summer 2020 now bookable7". Retrieved 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  22. ^ a b "Flight". Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Flight". Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^
  25. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  26. ^
  27. ^ "Flights from Zurich: Flying to Zakynthos island, Greece". Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ "Flight Timetable".
  29. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Airways. 7 April 2018.
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  31. ^
  32. ^ [1]

External links

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