Rhodes International Airport


Rhodes International Airport
Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου «Διαγόρας»
Airpoort rhodes 08.JPG
IATA: RHOICAO: LGRP
RHO is located in Greece
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RHO
Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Operator HCAA
Serves Rodos
Location Paradisi
Hub for Olympic Air
Elevation AMSL 6 m / 19 ft
Coordinates 36°24′19.51″N 28°05′10.29″E / 36.4054194°N 28.0861917°E / 36.4054194; 28.0861917Coordinates: 36°24′19.51″N 28°05′10.29″E / 36.4054194°N 28.0861917°E / 36.4054194; 28.0861917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,305 10,844 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements decrease 31,558
Passengers increase 3,586,572
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Rhodes International Airport, "Diagoras" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ρόδου, «Διαγόρας») or Diagoras International Airport (IATA: RHOICAO: LGRP) is located on the island of Rhodes in Greece. The facility is located just north of the village Paradisi, about 14 km southwest of the capital city, Rodos. Rhodes International Airport is the fourth busiest airport of Greece.

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History

Civil aviation on Rhodes started after the second world war, on the location of the nearby military Rhodes Maritsa Airport. This has been the island's main airport until 1980. That was when the new Rhodes International Airport was opened. The need for a new facility was big, as the 'old' Maritsa airport did not meet the needs for a modern civil airport.

The new "Diagoras" airport was built in 1977. It was decided that, on this location, it would meet the needs of the island better. Over the passing years, many improvements have been made to the airport, like expansion of taxiways, platform and airport buildings. The most recent uprade is the new passenger terminal, which opened in 2005, to better accomodate the growing amount charters and passengers. The airport's plants currently cover a total area of 60,000 m2[3][4]


Annual Passenger Throughput - 10 year history[2]

Year Flights Passengers Passengers Change
2001 28,100 3,428,175 increase 0.6%
2002 27,010 3,230,483 decrease 5.8%
2003 29,119 3,166,070 decrease 2.0%
2004 29,026 3,036,523 decrease 4.1%
2005 28,444 3,207,514 increase 5.6%
2006 30,742 3,491,522 increase 8.9%
2007 32,776 3,625,962 increase 3.9%
2008 32,490 3,567,469 decrease 1.6%
2009 31,680 3,470,111 decrease 2.7%
2010 31,558 3,586,572 increase 3,4%

Transport

By car the airport is easily reached via the mainroad along the coast. Rodos city is about 20 minutes driving away. The airport is also frequented by buses. Busses to Rodos city depart regularly and the journey takes about 40 minutes. The busstop is located 300 meters to the left, when leaving the terminal via door 1. A taxi can be taken just outside the arrivals hall. The taxifare to the center of Rodos city is about € 16,-[5][6]

Airlines and destinations

A Novair Airbus A321 landing at Rhodes International Airport.
Rhodes Int'l Arrivals terminal.

Flights operate a variaty of domestic destenations, including Athens, Thessaloniki, Iraklio and Mykonos. The summer season is by far the most busy time of the airport. Many scheduled and charter flights operate from Diagoras to all over europe and a variety of Middle-East destinations.

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Larnaca
Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[7], Moscow-Domodedovo[8], Tel Aviv
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo [9]
Air Berlin Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Zürich
Air Finland Seasonal: Helsinki
Air Italy Polska Seasonal charter: Warsaw[citation needed]
Air One Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa
AlbaStar Catania
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
Arkia Tel Aviv
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Belle Air Tirana
BH Air Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
City Airline Seasonal charter: Gothenburg-Landvetter
Condor Flugdienst Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart
Cyprus Airways Heraklion, Larnaca
EasyJet Seasonal: Liverpool, London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Paris-CDG, Strasbourg
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Seasonal charter[10]: Bremen, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Hello Seasonal charter[11]: Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Kos, Zurich
Holidays Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
Israir Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv
Jet2 Seasonal: East Midlands, Glasgow-International [begins 23 May 2012], Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels, Charleroi, Liège, Ostend-Bruges
Lauda Air Seasonal charter: Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg
Luxair Seasonal charter: Luxembourg
Malév Hungarian Airlines Seasonal: Budapest [begins 16 July]
Monarch Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Niki Seasonal: Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg-Landvetter[citation needed], Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Malmö[citation needed]
Olympic Air Astypalaia, Athens, Heraklion, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Leros, Sitia, Thessaloniki
Orenair Seasonal: Chelyabinsk
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda
Ryanair Bergamo-Orio al Serio, Bologna, Bremen, Brussels-Charleroi, Cagliari, Hahn, Kaunas, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Bergen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Sky Express Seasonal: Chios, Heraklion, Mytilene, Samos, Tel Aviv
Sky Wings Charter Seasonal Birmingham
SmartWings Seasonal Bratislava, Brno, Košice, Ostrava, Prague
Strategic Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Sun d'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Zurich
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Edelweiss Air
Seasonal: Zurich
Tarom Seasonal: Bucharest-Henri Coanda
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal Charter: Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Karlstad, Oslo-Gardermoen, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Arlanda,Helsinki
Thomson Airways Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transaero Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo [12]
Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Transavia.com France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Travel Service Hungary Seasonal: Budapest
Travel Service operated by SmartWings Seasonal: Bratislava
TUIfly Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Zweibrücken
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda,Helsinki
Viking Hellas Seasonal: Belfast-International, Izmir, London-Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Nantes, Tel Aviv, Verona
White Airways Seasonal: Lisbon[citation needed]
An El Al Boeing 747-400 at Rhodes International Airport, Greece (2009)

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