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Zakynthos International Airport
"Dionysios Solomos"

Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Ζακύνθου
«Διονύσιος Σολωμός»
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Zakynthos Airport, New Terminal, Greece 02.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
LocationZakynthos
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates37°45′03″N 20°53′03″E / 37.75083°N 20.88417°E / 37.75083; 20.88417Coordinates: 37°45′03″N 20°53′03″E / 37.75083°N 20.88417°E / 37.75083; 20.88417
Websitezth-airport.gr
Map
ZTH is located in Greece
ZTH
ZTH
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 7,310 2,228 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Runway[1] Statistics[2]

Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos" (IATA: ZTH, ICAO: LGZA) is an airport in Zakynthos, Greece.

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Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos was a Greek poet from Zakynthos, who is considered to be Greece's national poet. He is best known for writing the Hymn to Liberty, which was set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros and became the Greek and Cypriot national anthem in 1865 and 1966 respectively. He was the central figure of the Heptanese School of poetry. He is considered the national poet of Greece, not only because he wrote the national anthem, but also because he contributed to the preservation of earlier poetic tradition and highlighted its usefulness to modern literature. Other notable poems include Ὁ Κρητικός, Ἐλεύθεροι Πολιορκημένοι. A characteristic of his work is that no poem except the Hymn to Liberty was completed, and almost nothing was published during his lifetime.

IATA airport code

IATA airport code

A IATA airport code, also known as a IATA location identifier, IATA station code, or simply a location identifier, is a three-character alphanumeric geocode designating many airports and metropolitan areas around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code

ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, international flight service stations or area control centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code.

Zakynthos

Zakynthos

Zakynthos or Zante is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. It covers an area of 405.55 km2 (156.6 sq mi) and its coastline is roughly 123 km (76 mi) in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of the legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.

History

In December 2015, the privatization of Zakynthos International Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalized with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund.[3] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[4] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Zakynthos International Airport) for 40 years from 11 April 2017.[5]

The airport is close to the town and beach of Kalamaki. Kalamaki beach is part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay their eggs at the beaches of the marine park at night during the summer months. This has resulted in aircraft movement restrictions. Flights are not permitted to take off or land between 10:00PM to 5:00AM. It is at the jurisdiction of the Greek authorities to allow aircraft movements at night under extenuating circumstances. The airport opened in 1972.[6] An expansion of the airport's apron area to 35,100 m2 was completed in 2003, and a new 22,150 m2 terminal building was completed in 2008. The airport is 4.3 km from Zakynthos town and other seaside tourist destinations such as Laganas, Tsilivi and Kalamaki. The main approach into the airport is Runway 34. Aircraft usually have to fly over Laganas bay and make a 180-degree turn, before their final approach over sunbathing tourists on the busy Kalamaki beach.

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Fraport

Fraport

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, commonly known as Fraport, is a German transport company which operates Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main and holds interests in the operation of several other airports around the world. In the past the firm also managed the smaller Frankfurt-Hahn Airport located 130 kilometers west of the city. It is listed on both the Xetra and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company's current chief executive officer is Stefan Schulte. As of 2019, the company has 22,514 employees and annual revenues of about €3.3 billion. Fraport was the main sponsor of the Bundesliga football team Eintracht Frankfurt from 2002 to 2012.

Kalamaki, Zakynthos

Kalamaki, Zakynthos

Kalamaki is the name of a beach resort town on the Greek island of Zakynthos. It is located approximately 3 km northeast of the busy resort of Laganas, although despite the close proximity it maintains a much more relaxed atmosphere than its neighbour. It has experienced rapid growth in recent years, due to the growing influx of tourism with the number of charter flights to the area increasing twentyfold between 1983 and 1993. It is located on the south of the island, in the Bay of Laganas. The beach at Kalamaki is also a nesting place for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. As a consequence, the Greek government declared the beach as part of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. The Greek parliament had previously protected the area through the development of legislation in 1986. This led to bathing being banned at night, and sports such as water skiing being likewise banned.

Zakynthos

Zakynthos

Zakynthos or Zante is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. It covers an area of 405.55 km2 (156.6 sq mi) and its coastline is roughly 123 km (76 mi) in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of the legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.

Laganas

Laganas

Laganas is a village and a former municipality on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Zakynthos, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit Laganas covers the southernmost part of Zakynthos. Its municipal seat was the town of Pantokratoras. The municipal unit of Laganas has a land area of 74.104 km². Its largest towns are Mouzaki, Lithakia, Pantokratoras, Kalamaki, Laganas, and Keri. The central and eastern part of the municipal unit are flat, but there are hills up to 450 m elevation in the west. The Zakynthos International Airport lies in the eastern part of the municipal unit, near Kalamaki. The beach village Laganas, part of the community of Pantokratoras, is on the southeastern coast. A large part of Laganas is a national park, established for the protection of turtles.

Fraport Greece's investment plan

On 22 March 2017, Fraport Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports, including the Zakynthos International Airport.[7]

Immediate actions that were implemented at airports operated by Fraport Greece, before the launch of the 2017 summer season, included:

  • General clean-up
  • 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

Specifically for Zakynthos International Airport, the following changes were implemented under Fraport Greece's investment plan:

  • Refurbishing and remodeling current terminal
  • HBS inline screening
  • Refurbishing air traffic control tower
  • New fire station
  • Relocating power transformers and generators
  • Reorganizing airport apron area
  • Refurbishing airside pavement
  • Reorganizing landside roads & parking
  • New security guardhouse
  • 33 percent increase in check-in counters (from 15 to 20)
  • 150 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 5)

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Zakynthos Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
AeroItalia Seasonal: Forlì[8]
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[9]
Air Serbia Seasonal charter: Belgrade
Airseven Seasonal charter: Aarhus
Animawings[10] Seasonal: Bucharest, Cluj–Napoca
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Bluebird Airways Seasonal: Tel Aviv[11]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow[12]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[13]
Buzz Seasonal charter: Gdańsk, Katowice, Wrocław[14]
Chair Airlines Seasonal: Zürich[15]
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal: Amsterdam, Maastricht/Aachen
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton,[16] Manchester,[17] Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich[18]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice,[14] Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
European Air Charter Seasonal charter: Graz[19]
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Salzburg,[20] Stuttgart[21]
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 20 June 2023),[22] Munich
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[23]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich[24][25]
Novair Seasonal charter: Gothenburg,[26] Oslo,[27] Stockholm–Arlanda[26]
Olympic Air Athens
Ryanair Seasonal: Bari,[28] Bergamo (begins 1 June 2023),[29] Budapest,[30] London–Stansted,[31] Milan–Malpensa, Naples (begins 3 June 2023),[32] Rome–Fiumicino,[33] Vienna, Warsaw–Modlin[34]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, Stockholm-Arlanda[35]
Sky Express Athens, Kefalonia,[36] Preveza/Lefkada
Seasonal: Heraklion[37]
Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
Smartwings Seasonal: Bratislava,[38] Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Seasonal charter: Budapest, Katowice,[39] Poznań,[39] Warsaw–Chopin[39]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca
Trade Air Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris–Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth,[40] Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin[41]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam, Rotterdam/The Hague
Tus AirwaysSeasonal: Tel Aviv[42]
Volotea Seasonal: Bari, Nantes,[43] Naples, Palermo, Venice, Verona
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air Seasonal: Bucharest,[44] Budapest, Cluj-Napoca,[45] Milan–Malpensa,[46] Rome–Fiumicino,[47] Vienna,[48] Warsaw–Chopin[49]

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AeroItalia

AeroItalia

AeroItalia SRL is an Italian airline. It operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800s to European destinations from its base at Forlì Airport.

Air France

Air France

Air France, stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013, Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations in 78 countries and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2019. The airline's global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport as the primary domestic hub. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.

Air Serbia

Air Serbia

Air Serbia is the flag carrier of Serbia. The company's headquarters is located in Belgrade, Serbia, and its main hub is Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. The airline was known as Jat Airways until it was renamed and rebranded in 2013.

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport or Belgrade Airport is an international airport serving Belgrade, Serbia. It is the largest and the busiest airport in Serbia, situated 18 km (11 mi) west of downtown Belgrade near the suburb of Surčin, surrounded by fertile lowlands. It is operated by French conglomerate Vinci Airports and it is named after Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla (1856–1943).

Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport is a civilian airport located 19.4 nautical miles northeast of Aarhus, Denmark.

Animawings

Animawings

Animawings is a Romanian airline based at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest. It specializes in charter operations.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, often shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. As of July 2016, the airline flew to six domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries and is a member of the Star Alliance.

Bluebird Airways

Bluebird Airways

Bluebird Airways is an airline with its head office on the property of Heraklion International Airport in Heraklion, Greece.

Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion Airport, commonly known by the Hebrew-language acronym Natbag, is the main international airport of Israel. Situated on the northern outskirts of the city of Lod, it is the busiest airport in the country. It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the northwest of Jerusalem and 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the southeast of Tel Aviv. Until 1973, it was known as Lod Airport, whereafter it was renamed in honour of David Ben-Gurion, the first Israeli prime minister. The airport serves as a hub for El Al, Israir Airlines, Arkia, and Sun d'Or, and is managed by the Israel Airports Authority.

British Airways

British Airways

British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. It is headquartered in London, England, near its main hub at Heathrow Airport.

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of Belgium, based and headquartered at Brussels Airport. It operates to over 100 destinations in Europe, North America and Africa and also offers charter services, maintenance and crew training. It is a member of the Star Alliance as well as the International Air Transport Association. The airline's IATA code SN is inherited from its predecessors, Sabena and SN Brussels Airlines. Brussels Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group. The company slogan is ′You’re in good company′.

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is an international airport 6.5 NM northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2019, more than 26 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 24th busiest airport in Europe. It is located in the municipality of Zaventem in the Province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines and TUI fly Belgium.

Traffic figures

A Jet2.com 737-800 on short final at ZTH in 2019, viewed from Kalamaki beach
A Jet2.com 737-800 on short final at ZTH in 2019, viewed from Kalamaki beach
737 on final approach from south
737 on final approach from south


Annual passenger traffic at ZTH airport. See Wikidata query.

The following data are from the official website of the airport:[50]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
2017 83,334 1,576,307 1,659,641
2018 Increase90,938 Increase1,709,519 Increase1,800,457
2019 Increase94,297 Increase1,716,130 Increase1,810,427
2020 Decrease27.906 Decrease402.349 Decrease430.255
2021 Increase57,570 Increase955,220 Increase1,012,913
2022(Oct) Increase85,549 Increase1,810,134 Increase1,895,683

Source: "Zakynthos International Airport", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakynthos_International_Airport.

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External links
  1. ^ Newspaper Kathimerini 14/9/1922

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