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Santorini Thira International Airport

Santorini International Airport

Santorini airport logo.svg
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Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek State
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
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
JTR is located in Greece
Location of airport in Greece
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/35 7,208 2,197 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 75.1%
Aircraft movements7.286
Aircraft movements changeDecrease 65.8%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

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.[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

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: Berlin, Bristol,[22] Geneva, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa
Edelweiss Air[23] Seasonal: Zürich
Etihad Airways Seasonal: Abu Dhabi[24]
Eurowings[25] Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf,[26] Hamburg, Stuttgart,[27] Vienna
Finnair[28] Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai[29] Seasonal: Dubai-International[30]
Gulf Air[31] Seasonal: Bahrain[32]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid[33] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 4 May 2022),[34] Edinburgh (begins 26 May 2022),[35] Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines[36] Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin[37]
Lufthansa[38] Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg[39]
Neos[40] Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Norwegian Air Shuttle[41] Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda
Novair Seasonal charter: Oslo[42]
Olympic AirAthens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Ryanair[43] 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,[42] Gothenburg,[44] Stavanger,[42] Stockholm-Arlanda,[44] Trondheim[42]
Sky Express[45] Athens
[46] Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Transavia[47] Seasonal: Amsterdam, Lyon,[48] Montpellier,[49] Nantes, Paris-Orly
TUI Airways[50] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium[51] Seasonal: Brussels
Volotea Athens, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Bari, Bordeaux,[52] Genoa, Lyon,[53] Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Toulouse, Venice, Verona
Vueling[54] Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air[55] 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

Traffic figures

See source Wikidata query and sources.

The data are from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[56] until 2016, and from the airport's official website from 2017 thereafter.[57]

See also


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  10. ^ "Get set for Santorini - new route for summer 2021". 4 December 2020.
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  22. ^ "EasyJet holidays adds 10 routes for summer 2021". 11 February 2021.
  23. ^ "Timetable".
  24. ^ "Etihad Airways announces new summer routes to Mykonos, Santorini and Malaga". 6 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Our flight schedule - Information".
  26. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings S20 Short-Haul network additions as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings S17 planned new routes as of 01SEP16". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  29. ^ "Timetable".
  30. ^ "flydubai adds Mykonos and Santorini to its summer schedule". 24 May 2021.
  31. ^ "Flights Timetable".
  32. ^ "Gulf Air adds Santorini and Mykonos to its network". 6 May 2021.
  33. ^ "Timetable".
  34. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". 11 November 2020.
  35. ^
  36. ^ "Flights schedule".
  37. ^ "LOT Polish Airlines outlines Summer 2020 LOTnaWakacje Holiday program". 29 June 2020.
  38. ^ "Timetable and flight status".
  39. ^
  40. ^ "Flight Times".
  41. ^ "Route map".
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  43. ^ "Timetable".
  44. ^ a b "Flight".
  45. ^ "Flight Schedule".
  46. ^ "Timetable".
  47. ^ "Flight status".
  48. ^
  49. ^
  50. ^ "Flight Timetable".
  51. ^ "Santorini".
  52. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Volotea S17 New routes as of 10OCT16". Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  53. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea S20 network additions as of 10OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  54. ^ "Where we fly".
  55. ^ "Timetable".
  57. ^ "SANTORINI AIRPORT (JTR) Air Traffic statistics",

External links

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