Skiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ (IATA: JSI, ICAO: LGSK) is the airport of Skiathos Island. Its 5,341-foot runway is able to accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 757-200. The runway is characterised as 'short and narrow' yet even wider aircrafts have landed without problems.
Because of the uneven terrain on the island of Skiathos, Skiathos Airport was created by reclaiming land from the sea between Skiathos island and the smaller island of Lazareta (a former leper colony) effectively joining the two islands into one larger island.
Historical Facts Skiathos Airport:
Skiathos National Airport was builded in 1972.
The Operation Tower was builded in 1991.
In 2002 the main facility has been re-buildedn and fully renovated.
Since October 2013 there are works to make the runaway even wider and the works are estimated to finish March 2014.
Airlines and destinations
Destinations from Skiathos Airport
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter: Saint Petersburg|
|Air Serbia||Seasonal charter: Belgrade|
|Alitalia||Seasonal charter: Rome-Fiumicino|
|Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways||Seasonal: Vienna|
|Blue Air||Seasonal: Bucharest-Henri Coandă|
|Blu-express operated by Blue Panorama Airlines||Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino|
|Finnair||Seasonal charter: Helsinki|
|Jet Time||Seasonal charter: Billund|
|Monarch Airlines||Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen|
|Olympic Air||Athens (PSO)|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Small Planet Airlines||Seasonal Charter: Birmingham, London-Gatwick|
|SmartWings operated by Travel Service Airlines||Seasonal: Prague|
|TAROM||Seasonal charter: Bucharest-Henri Coandă, Cluj-Napoca|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Seasonal charter: Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted (begins 6 June 2014), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen|
|Thomson Airways Seasonal charter:||Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton [begins 2 May 2014], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Transavia.com Seasonal charter:||Amsterdam|
|Travel Service Airlines||Seasonal charter: Prague|
|Volotea Seasonal:||Venice-Marco Polo|