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Encyclopedia > Thessaloniki International Airport, "Macedonia"
Thessaloniki International Airport
"Macedonia"

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης
"Μακεδονία"


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IATA: SKG – ICAO: LGTS
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Greek Government
Operator Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Serves Thessaloniki
Location Mikra
Coordinates 40°31′11.01″N, 22°58′15.42″E
Website www.hcaa-eleng.gr/thes.htm
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 8,005 2,440 Asphalt
16/34 7,874 2,400 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Passengers 3,802,854
Flights 47,380
Sources: Runways[1] Statistics[2]

Thessaloniki International Airport, "Macedonia" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης "Μακεδονία", Kratikós Aeroliménas "Makedonía") (IATA: SKG (SaloniKa Greece), ICAO: LGTS) is located about 15 km SE of the city centre of Thessaloniki at Mikra, close to the suburb of Thermaikos and the municipalities of Kalamaria, Pylaia and Therma. The airport is the largest state owned and operated airport in the country. It opened in 1930 and today it's the third busiest airport in Greece[3], serving almost 4 million passengers annually. It is linked to the city centre by a 24-hour OASTH bus service (No. 78). There is a master plan for a major expansion of the airport, including a new much bigger terminal building that could accommodate 9 million passengers per year. Currently the expansion of one runway into the sea is underway, in order for the airport to serve long haul flights. It has two runways (10-28 & 16-34) and two taxiways. There are 22 stands for wide bodied aircraft and about 20 for light ones. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... 11th century Targum Tanakh [תנ״ך] (also spelt Tanach or Tenach) is an acronym for the three parts of the Hebrew Bible, based upon the initial Hebrew letters of each part: Torah [תורה] (The Law; also: Teaching or Instruction), Chumash [חומש] (The five, also Pentateuch or The five books of... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... Thermaikos (Θερμαϊκός) is a municipality in the Thessaloniki Prefecture, Greece. ... Kalamaria (Greek: Καλαμαριά) is a suburban city in the Thessaloniki Prefecture located about 5 km southeast of downtown Thessaloniki. ... Pylaia is a municipality of the Thessaloniki Prefecture, in the region of Central Macedonia. ... Therma (Therme) was a town in ancient Mygdonia (which was later incorporated into Macedon), situated at the northeastern extremity of a great gulf of the Aegean Sea, the Thermaic Gulf. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Airlines and destinations

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Incidents

  • December 17, 1997, A Yakovlev Yak-42 of Aerosvit Airlines, operating the route from Odessa, Ukraine to Thessaloniki, lost contact with the airport's air traffic control and during the second attempt the aircraft crashed in the Pierian mountains, near Mount Olympus. A total of 70 people, passengers and crew, 41 of which were Greeks, were killed.
  • On July 4, 2000, HA-LCR, a chartered MALÉV Flight 260 Tu-154 landed on its belly. The crew had forgotten to lower the undercarriage and the plane skidded 400 metres (440 yards) on the runway. Thanks to the plane's robust construction and the engines' high position, the plane was able to become airborne again as the pilots applied full throttle. It circled while the crew lowered the undercarriage and landed safely. There were no injuries. It was considered uneconomical to repair the aircraft.

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References

  1. ^ Airfield Data. Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. www.hcaa-eleng.gr (2005-04-21). Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
  2. ^ Statistics for years 1990-2006. Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. www.hcaa.gr. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.
  3. ^ Greek Airport Guide

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External links

  • Greek Airports: Thessaloniki International Airport, "Macedonia"
  • Hellenic civil aviation authority: Thessaloniki Airport, "Makedonia"
  • Airport information for LGTS at World Aero Data

 
 

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