Santorini (Thira) International Airport


Santorini (Thira) International Airport (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης) (IATA: JTR, ICAO: LGSR) is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves as both 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.

Santorini International Airport

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης
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
Websitejtr-airport.gr
Map
JTR
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,972 2,125 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers572.963
Passenger traffic change 75.1%
Aircraft movements7.286
Aircraft movements change 65.8%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

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 (2125 m) 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: Thessaloniki
Aer Lingus[9] Seasonal: Dublin[10]
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[11]
airBaltic[12] Seasonal: Riga[13]
Alitalia[14] Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino[15]
Austrian Airlines[16] Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air[17] Seasonal: Bucharest (begins 20 June 2022)[18]
British Airways[19] Seasonal: London–City, London–Heathrow
Condor[20] Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
easyJet[21] Seasonal: Amsterdam,[22] Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bristol,[23] Geneva, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Venice
Edelweiss Air[24] Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Airways Seasonal: Abu Dhabi[25]
Eurowings[26] Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf,[27] Hamburg, Stuttgart,[28] Vienna
Finnair[29] Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai[30] Seasonal: Dubai–International[31]
Gulf Air[32] Seasonal: Bahrain[33]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Jet2.com[34] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 4 May 2022),[35] Edinburgh (begins 26 May 2022),[36] Leeds/Bradford (begins 12 August 2021), London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines[37] Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin[38]
Lufthansa[39] Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg[40]
Neos[41] Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle[42] Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo[43]
Olympic AirAthens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Ryanair[44] Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Corfu,[45] Dublin, Gdańsk, Kraków, London–Stansted, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Treviso, Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[43] Gothenburg,[46] Stavanger,[43] Stockholm–Arlanda,[46] Trondheim[43]
Sky Express[47] Athens
Swiss International Air Lines[48] Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Transavia[49] Seasonal: Amsterdam, Lyon,[50] Montpellier,[51] Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways[52] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium[53] Seasonal: Brussels
Tus AirwaysSeasonal: Larnaca[54]
Volotea Athens, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Bari, Bordeaux,[55] Genoa, Lyon,[56] Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Toulouse, Venice, Verona
Vueling[57] Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air[58] Seasonal: Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Brindisi, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Debrecen, Dortmund, Gdańsk, Iași, Kraków, London–Luton, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Riga, Rome–Fiumicino, Sofia, Tel Aviv, Timișoara, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin

Traffic figures


See source Wikidata query and sources. The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[59] until 2016, and from the airport's official website from 2017 thereafter.[60]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
1994 175,152 225,896 401,048
1995 188,461 257,978 446,439
1996 188,778 246,680 435.458
1997 208,195 263,735 471,930
1998 209,505 286,809 496,314
1999 225,160 353,193 578,353
2000 302,072 373,428 675,500
2001 288,084 387,659 675,743
2002 221,040 357,797 578,837
2003 207,695 326,232 533,927
2004 245,577 302,564 548,141
2005 269,371 341,913 611,284
2006 316,973 361,262 678,235
2007 359,950 386,724 746,674
2008 360,670 371,484 732,154
2009 356,040 343,068 699,108
2010 354,872 367,283 722,155
2011 377,473 408,074 785,547
2012 358,468 405,071 763,539
2013 403,687 494,466 898,153
2014 548,274 631,534 1,179,808
2015 771,193 724,697 1,495,890
2016 897,231 788,464 1,685,695
2017 1,022,117 908,894 1,928,295
2018 1,186,904 1,068,022 2,254,926
2019 1,228,840 1,071,568 2,300,408
2020 283.764 289.199 572.963
2021(Jun) 109.804 108.609 218.413

See also


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