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Mykonos Airport[3] (IATA: JMK, ICAO: LGMK) is the international airport of the Greek island of Mykonos, located 4 kilometers from the town of Mykonos. It serves flights to domestic and European metropolitan destinations due to the island being a popular leisure destination.

Mykonos Airport

Αερολιμένας Μυκόνου
Aeroportomykonos.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek government
OperatorFraport Greece
LocationMykonos Island, Greece
Elevation AMSL405 ft / 123 m
Coordinates37°26′06.46″N 025°20′53.17″E / 37.4351278°N 25.3481028°E / 37.4351278; 25.3481028Coordinates: 37°26′06.46″N 025°20′53.17″E / 37.4351278°N 25.3481028°E / 37.4351278; 25.3481028
Websitejmk-airport.gr
Map
JMK is located in Greece
JMK
JMK
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 6,244 1,903 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,395,787
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 15.6%
Aircraft movements17,267
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 9.1%
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

HistoryEdit

The airport first operated in 1971.[4]

During the off-peak tourist season the airport has limited flight connections and operating hours. On the other hand, during the 2014 peak summer season it was found necessary to severely limit general aviation activity, allowing only a technical stop of 2 hours.[5] For the summer of 2016, NOTAM B0335/16 introduces a similar limitation, but now even down to a one hour's stop.

In December 2015 the privatisation of Mykonos 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.[6] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[7] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Mykonos International Airport) for 40 years.

Fraport started managing the airport from 11 April 2017.[8] On 22 March 2017, the Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the Mykonos Airport.[9] Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations before the launch of the Summer 2017 season include general clean-up, decrease wait times to check in and reduce flight delays, upgrading sanitary facilities as well as enhancing services and offering new free Internet connection (WiFi).

The following summarizes the enhancement changes that will be implemented for Mykonos Airport under Fraport Greece’s investment plan until 2021:

  • Expanding and remodeling the terminal – 50 percent increase in the total size of the terminal at 13,350 m2, with the construction of a new terminal area
  • New fire station
  • Reorganizing apron
  • 33 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 12 to 16)
  • 17 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 6 to 7)
  • 25 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 5)

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Beirut,[10] Tel Aviv[11]
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Istanbul
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv
British AirwaysSeasonal: London–City, London–Heathrow, London-Stansted, Manchester
Brussels AirlinesSeasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
easyJetSeasonal: London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Venice
easyJet SwitzerlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Munich[12]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid[13]
Laudamotion Seasonal: Vienna[14]
Middle East Airlines Seasonal charter: Beirut
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Olympic Air Athens
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Qatar Airways Seasonal: Doha
Ryanair Seasonal: Bologna, Bordeaux, Frankfurt, Paphos
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda
Sky Express Seasonal: Athens
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[15]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Nantes, Paris–Orly
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal: Brussels
Tus Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Volotea Seasonal: Athens, Bari, Genoa, Marseille, Munich, Naples, Venice, Verona
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Florence, Rome–Fiumicino

Traffic figuresEdit

The annual passenger traffic data is sourced from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) [16] until 2016 and from 2017 and later from the official website of the airport[17].

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
1994 154,288 91,419 245,707
1995  153,417  98,120  251,537
1996  157,425  101,311  258,736
1997  165,719  131,203  296,922
1998  155,022  158,365  313,387
1999  145,362  177,615  322,977
2000  171,407  192,872  364,279
2001  148,257  197,864  346,121
2002  156,177  186,372  342,549
2003  154,116  195,203  349,319
2004  174,632  162,043  336,675
2005  178,198  191,488  369,686
2006  201,113  195,149  396,262
2007  219,860  207,598  427,458
2008  214,436  204,487  418,923
2009  240,461  187,989  428,450
2010  213,852  218,603  432,455
2011  224,125  258,684  482,809
2012  225,789  276,154  501,943
2013  233,949  350,610  584,559
2014  287,265  491,464  778,729
2015  322,901  553,156  876,057
2016  392,525  606,501  999,026
2017  475,578  731,448  1,207,026
2018  508,676  887,111  1,395,787
2019 (Jan-Sep)  472,888  936,504  1,409,392

Ground transportEdit

The transfer time from the town to the airport is about 10 minutes.[18]

Transit bus service is provided between the Airport and the city of Mykonos (Chora) and other destinations, (only during summer season). There is a public bus stop in front of terminal building. Tickets can be purchased by the bus driver.

By Car : Access the Airport quickly and easily, by driving your own car. Mykonos Airport is located 3.5 km from the city of Mykonos (Chora) and is easily accessible via Mykonos provincial road. The journey to and from the city centre takes about 10 minutes. Ornos, Psarrou, Platis Gialos are 3.5 km away from the airport and the journey from the Airport takes about 10-15 minutes.

By Taxi : 24/7 metered taxi service is available outside the Mykonos Airport Terminal building. The journey from the Airport to the city of Mykonos (Chora) is about 10 minutes and the fare is normally 15€.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Aero Data: MIKONOS -- LGMK". www.worldaerodata.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ "MYKONOS AIRPORT". jmk-airport.gr. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ jmk-airport.gr retrieved 19 May 2018
  4. ^ http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/mikonos/mikonosE.html[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/notamRetrievalByICAOAction.do?method=displayByICAOs&reportType=RAW&formatType=DOMESTIC&retrieveLocId=LGMK&actionType=notamRetrievalByICAOs Notam B0713/14
  6. ^ "Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport - TornosNews.gr". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  7. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greece-begins-40year-concession-at-14-greek-regional-airports "Fraport Greece Begins 40-Year Concession at 14 Greek Regional Airports"], fraport-greece.com
  9. ^ "Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports", fraport-greece.com
  10. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Aegean Airlines expands Lebanon network in S18". Routesonline.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (23 January 2018). "Aegean Airlines expands Israel network in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Eurowings launches Munich base; expands Vienna service in S17". Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  13. ^ Press, Europa (13 December 2017). "Palermo y Miconos, nuevos destinos de Iberia Express para el próximo verano". www.europapress.es.
  14. ^ Dec 13; Hofmann, 2018 Kurt. "LaudaMotion to add nine routes, increase frequencies in 2019". atwonline.com.
  15. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Swiss expands Geneva European network from June 2019". Routesonline.
  16. ^ "MYKONOS AIRPORT", ypa.gr
  17. ^ "Mykonos Airport (jmk) Air Traffic statistics", jmk-airport.gr
  18. ^ "To & From the Airport-How to get to the airport!", jmk-airport.gr

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mykonos Airport at Wikimedia Commons