Nea Anchialos National Airport

Nea Anchialos National Airport
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου
Volos Central Greece Airport
Volos Nea Anchialos Airport of Central Greece
IATA: VOLICAO: LGBL
VOL is located in Greece
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VOL
Location of airport in Greece
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Serves Volos, Greece
Location Nea Anchialos
Elevation AMSL 83 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 39°13′10″N 022°47′39″E / 39.21944°N 22.79417°E / 39.21944; 22.79417
Website www.VolosAirport.gr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,759 9,052 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 54,550
Passenger change 09-10 increase106.6%
Aircraft operations 568
Movements change 09-10 increase88.7%
Sources: DAFIF[1][2] Statistics[3]

Nea Anchialos National Airport[4] (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου[5]) (IATA: VOLICAO: LGBL) is an airport located near the town of Nea Anchialos in Greece. It serves the city of Volos and is also known as Volos Central Greece Airport or Volos Nea Anchialos Airport of Central Greece.[4]

The airport is developed by public partnership and began operation on February 1991.[4] It is the only civilian airport that serves the cities of Volos, Lamia, Larisa, Farsala, Trikala, and Karditsa. The airport is located between the towns of Nea Anchialos, Almyros, Velestino and Farsala, about 20 kilometres (11 NM) west of central Volos, in the prefecture of Magnesia, in Thessaly.

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Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 83 feet (25 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,759 by 45 metres (9,052 × 148 ft).[1]

The airport is designed to be upgraded over the ensuing years in order to accommodate the increase in air travel and its upgrades are planned in a six-phase framework. It currently has one terminal. A rail station immediately adjacent to the airport terminal (and accessible by an elevated walkway) will be completed in 2013.There is a bus connecting airport and Volos bus station. Buses are waiting to pick up travelers after a plane lands, the cost form the airport to Volos Bus station is 5 €. Travellers of charter flights are transferred to their accommodation by their travelling agency. If you have a car, the airport parking area charge 8 €p/d 47€ p/w. The airport is also accessible by the E75 highway.[6]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Nuremberg
Austrian Airlines operated by Lauda Air Seasonal: Vienna
Monarch Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Sky Express Heraklion
Seasonal: Mykonos
Ryanair Seasonal: Milan-Orio al Serio, Brussels-Charleroi, Frankfurt-Hahn, Rome-Ciampino
Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for LGBL from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for VOL at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ "Monthly airpost statistical data (January - December 2010)". Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. www.hcaa.gr. http://www.hcaa.gr/up/files/%CE%9C%CE%97%CE%9D%CE%99%CE%91%CE%99%CE%91_2010_eng.xls. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  4. ^ a b c "Volos Airport: About Us". http://www.volosairport.gr/en/About-us.html. Retrieved 18 April 2011. "Nea Anchialos National Airport operated for the first time in 1991." 
  5. ^ "Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νέας Αγχιάλου". http://www.volosairport.gr/. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority: Greek Airports

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