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Santorini Thira International Airport
Santorini (Thira) International Airport ( Greek: ?) ( 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 redesigned apron, as of 2021 the airport is able to serve up to nine civilian airliners 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 (17/35) is 7208 feet (2197 m) in length. The parallel taxiway was built and marked to runway specification but is now marked and lighted as a taxiway. 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.
Kamari town and Santorini International Airport
The airport first operated in 1972.
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. 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.
The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be implemented for Santorini International Airport under Fraport Greece's investment plan by 2020:
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
Airlines Destinations Aegean Airlines  Athens Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Aer Lingus  Seasonal: Dublin
 Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
 airBaltic  Seasonal: Riga
 Alitalia  Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
 Austrian Airlines  Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air  Seasonal: Bucharest (begins 20 June 2022)
 British Airways  Seasonal: London-City, London-Heathrow
Condor  Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
easyJet  Seasonal: Berlin, Bristol,  Geneva, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa
Edelweiss Air  Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Airways Seasonal: Abu Dhabi
 Eurowings  Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf,  Hamburg, Stuttgart,  Vienna
Finnair  Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai  Seasonal: Dubai-International
 Gulf Air  Seasonal: Bahrain
 Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid
Jet2.com  Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 4 May 2022),  Edinburgh (begins 26 May 2022),  Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines  Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin
 Lufthansa  Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
 Neos  Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle  Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo
 Olympic Air Athens Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Ryanair  Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Corfu, Dublin, Gda?sk, Kraków, London-Stansted, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Rome-Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Treviso, Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen,  Gothenburg,  Stavanger,  Stockholm-Arlanda,  Trondheim
 Sky Express  Athens
 Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Transavia  Seasonal: Amsterdam, Lyon,  Montpellier,  Nantes, Paris-Orly
TUI Airways  Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium  Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Athens, Thessaloniki Seasonal: Bari, Bordeaux,  Genoa, Lyon,  Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Toulouse, Venice, Verona
Vueling  Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air  Seasonal: Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Brindisi, Bucharest, Budapest, Catania, Debrecen, Gda?sk, Ia?i, Kraków, London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Riga (ends 4 September 2021), Rome-Fiumicino, Sofia, Tel Aviv, Timi?oara, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin
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The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
until 2016, and from the airport's official website from 2017 thereafter. 
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