Santorini (Thira) National Airport

Santorini International Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σαντορίνης
Airport type Public
Owner Greek State
Operator Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
Location Kamari
Elevation AMSL 127 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 36°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
Website Santorini Airport

Location of airport in Greece

Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 6,972 2,125 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,495,890
Passenger traffic change Increase 26.8%
Aircraft movements 12,576
Aircraft movements change Increase 20.2%
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 as a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time. The tower (freq. 118.05) also serves as approach / departure, up to FL170.

Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport. It is about 6 km southeast of the centre of Thira. The main asphalt runway (16L-34R) is 6972 feet/2125m in length. The parallel taxiway was built to runway specification (16R-34L). It can accommodate Boeing 757, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 series, 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 fall. Transportation to and from the air terminal is through buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and rental cars. In 2014 the airport served 1,179,653 passengers, an increase of 31.3% over the previous year's traffic.


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] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[5] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Santorini (Thira) International Airport) for 40 years as of autumn 2016.

Airlines and destinations

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Larnaca
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
operated by Air Serbia
Seasonal charter: Belgrade
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow[6]
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal: London-City[7]
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal: Bergamo,[8] Bologna,[9] Rome-Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover (begins 24 May 2017),[10] Munich, Stuttgart
easyJet Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa,[11] Venice
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva[12]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Stuttgart (begins 7 April 2017)[13]
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[14]
Germania[15]Seasonal: Hamburg[16]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid [17]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Naxos Air [18] Naxos
NikiSeasonal:Graz, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick,[19] Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen[20]
Olympic AirAthens
Olympic Air
operated by Aegean Airlines
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Ryanair Athens[21]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,[22] Oslo-Gardermoen,[20] Stavanger, Trondheim[23]
Sky Express Seasonal: Athens,[24]
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Genoa (begins 31 May 2017), Nantes (begins 31 May 2017),[25] Naples, Palermo, Venice, Verona[26]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino[27]

See also


  1. Jeppesen aerodrome charts
  2. "SANTORINI AIRPORT". Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. "Santorini Airport History". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  6. "British Airways New Routes Summer 2014 | Continental Club Blog".
  7. "British Airways Adds Greek Routes from London City in July/August 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  8. "Blu Express Adds New Milan Bergamo – Greece Seasonal Routes Jul – Sep 2015". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  9. "Blu-express open seasonal routes from Bologna to Greece".
  12. "Five new easyJet destinations from Geneva for 2015". Genève Aéroport. 16 December 2014.
  15. "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania.
  16. "Germania Planned New S15 Routes as of 19NOV14". Airline Route. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  17. "Iberia Express unirá Madrid con Santorini a partir de junio". Europa Press (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  19. JL (17 October 2013). "Norwegian Adds Long-Haul Routes from London Gatwick; New European Service in S14". Airline Route.
  20. 1 2 "Flight Timetables – Oslo Airport".
  21. "Ryanair Announces 3 Additional New Athens Routes To Budapest, Bratislava & Santorini".
  22. "Flight Timetables – Bergen Airport, Flesland".
  23. "Flight Timetables – Trondheim Airport, Værnes".
  27. "Vueling open 24 new routes from Rome".

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