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Kos International Airport "Hippocrates" (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Κω "Ιπποκράτης") (IATA: KGS, ICAO: LGKO) is an airport serving the island of Kos, Greece. The airport is located near to Andimachia village.

Kos International Airport "Hippocrates"

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κω "Ιπποκράτης"
Kos airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
ServesKos Island
LocationAndimachia, Greece
Focus city forAegean Airlines
Elevation AMSL409 ft / 126 m
Coordinates36°47′36.01″N 27°05′30″E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167Coordinates: 36°47′36.01″N 27°05′30″E / 36.7933361°N 27.09167°E / 36.7933361; 27.09167
Websitekgs-airport.gr
Map
KGS is located in Greece
KGS
KGS
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,874 2,400 asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2,666,307
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 14.9%
Aircraft movements20,327
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 17.3%
Statistics[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The airport was opened on 4 April 1964. In 1974 the runway was extended to 2,400 metres. Due to increased traffic at the airport, a new terminal was built in 1980. In 1997, the terminal building was renovated and expanded.

In December 2015 the privatisation of Kos Island 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.[2] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[3] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Kos Island International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.

Future of the airport - Fraport Greece’s investment planEdit

On 22 March 2017, Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the International Airport of Kos.[4]

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

  • General clean-up
  • Improving lighting, marking of airside areas.
  • Upgrading sanitary facilities
  • Enhancing services and offering 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 started in October 2017 and will be implemented for Kos International Airport under Fraport Greece's investment plan until 2021 :

  • New terminal
  • New fire station
  • Refurbishing/expanding the waste water treatment plant
  • 201 percent increase in the total size of the airport at 24,000 m2
  • 75 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 16 to 28)
  • 125 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 9)

TransportEdit

By Public Bus:[5] A transit bus service operates between the airport and Kos town, Mastichari, Kardamena and Kefalos. There is a public bus stop 50m from the terminal building.

By Taxi:[6] 24/7 metered taxi service is available outside the Kos Airport Terminal building.

By Car:[7] Kos Airport is located 24 km from the Kos town and is accessible from the provincial road Kos-Kefalos.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
Arkia Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[8]
Aircompany Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan
ASL Airlines FranceSeasonal charter: Manchester
Austrian AirlinesSeasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Graz, Linz
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Astra Airlines Thessaloniki
Blue AirSeasonal Charter: Larnaca
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Blu-express Seasonal: Bergamo, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino[9]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
Corendon Airlines Europe Seasonal: Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Groningen, Maastricht/Aachen
easyJetSeasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa, Venice
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, London-Gatwick, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
EurowingsSeasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Salzburg
Israir Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[10]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal Charter: Helsinki-Vantaa, Norrköping, Växjö
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal Charter: Katowice
Laudamotion Seasonal: Düsseldorf[11]
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Verona[12]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
Rossiya AirlinesSeasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg
Ryanair Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel
Scandinavian AirlinesSeasonal charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky ExpressAthens, Astypalaia, Heraklion, Kalymnos (PSO), Leros (PSO), Rhodes (PSO)
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava, Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Smartwings HungarySeasonal: Budapest[13]
SundairSeasonal: Dresden
Thomas Cook AirlinesSeasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines ScandinaviaSeasonal charter: Copenhagen[14]
TransaviaSeasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam[15]
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Belfast(begins 16 May 2020), Dublin,[16] Stockholm–Arlanda[17]
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Brussels, Innsbruck, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly DeutschlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Vienna
TUI fly NetherlandsSeasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[17] Oslo-Gardermoen[18]
Volotea Seasonal: Venice[19]
VuelingSeasonal: Rome–Fiumicino

Traffic figuresEdit

The data token from Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)[20] until 2016 and from 2017 onwards from the official website of the airport.[21]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
1994 125,215 1,130,052 1,255,267
1995  141,283  1,015,148  1,156,431
1996  150,271  892.154  1,042,425
1997  153,151  1,006,424  1,159,575
1998  145,312  1,044,604  1,189,916
1999  169,650  1,274,656  1,444,306
2000  217,876  1,360,280  1,578,156
2001  200,614  1,440,986  1,641,600
2002  177,003  1,321,099  1,498,102
2003  183,821  1,278,862  1,462,683
2004  247,758  1,256,941  1,504,699
2005  255,077  1,207,698  1,462,775
2006  251,610  1,321,507  1,573,117
2007  272,271  1,369,410  1,641,681
2008  264,276  1,351,177  1,615,453
2009  260,347  1,257,599  1,517,946
2010  231,057  1,396,183  1,627,240
2011  220,921  1,705,302  1,926,223
2012  192,043  1,605,458  1,797,501
2013  175,422  1,853,196  2,028,618
2014  189,750  2,024,714  2,214,464
2015  201,000  1,942,860  2,143,860
2016  205,695  1,695,800  1,901,495
2017  234,023  2,086,567  2,320,590
2018  271,725  2,394,582  2,666,307
2019 (Jan-Aug)  194.963  1.743.157  1.938.120

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • In 2013, an Air Explore Boeing 737 made an emergency landing due to the left engine overheating. Once taxied to the gate, the engine caught fire. The pilot ordered an evacuation using the emergency slides on either side of the aircraft. No one was injured during the incident.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KOS AIRPORT "IPPOKRATIS"". kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  5. ^ "By Public Bus | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  6. ^ "By Taxi | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  7. ^ "By Car | Kos Airport (KGS)". www.kgs-airport.gr. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.iaa.gov.il/he-IL/airports/BenGurion/Pages/OnlineFlights.aspx?mode=out
  9. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.iaa.gov.il/he-IL/airports/BenGurion/Pages/OnlineFlights.aspx?mode=out
  11. ^ https://www.ryanair.com/la/en/cheap-flight-destinations
  12. ^ "Flight Times". neosair.it/en.
  13. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Smartwings Plans Hungary Operations June – Sep 2015". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Flight". spies.dk.
  15. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Transavia Adds New Eindhoven Routes in S16". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Holidays.ie.
  17. ^ a b "Only Flight". tui.se.
  18. ^ "Only Flight". tui.no.
  19. ^ volotea (25 October 2016). "VOLOTEA - Bookings, vacations, destinations, flights, routes". Volotea. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  20. ^ "KOS AIRPORT IPPOKRATIS", ypa.gr
  21. ^ "Air Traffic statistics", kgs-airport.gr

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