Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis"

Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis"

Infobox Airport
name = Heraklion International Airport
"Nikos Kazantzakis"
nativename = Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου
"Νίκος Καζαντζάκης"
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IATA = HER
ICAO = LGIR
type = Public
owner = Greek Government
operator =
city-served = Heraklion
location = Heraklion
elevation_f = 128
elevation_m = 39
coordinates = coord|35|20|22.99|N|25|10|49.07|E|type:airport
website = [http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/irak.htm www.hcaa-eleng.gr/irak.htm]
metric-elev =
metric-rwy =
r1-number = 09/27
r1-length-f = 8,990
r1-length-m = 2,680
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 12/30
r2-length-f = 5,164
r2-length-m = 1,574
r2-surface = Asphalt
r3-number = 18/36
(CLOSED)
r3-length-f = 2,559
r3-length-m = 780
r3-surface = Asphalt
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stat-year = 2006
stat1-header = Passengers
stat1-data = 5,345,652
stat2-header = Flights
stat2-data = 43,740
footnotes = Sources: Runways [cite web |url=http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/herakdat.htm |title=Air data |accessdate=2007-08-04 |work=Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority |publisher=www.hcaa-eleng.gr] Statistics [cite web |url=http://www.hcaa.gr/content/index.asp?tid=336 |title=Statistics for years 1990-2006 |accessdate=2008-02-23 |work=Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority |publisher=www.hcaa.gr]

Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" ( _el. Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου, "Νίκος Καζαντζάκης") or Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport airport codes|HER|LGIR is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece. It is located about 5km from the main city of Heraklion. The airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher. It is the country's second busiest airport after Athens International Airport.

Area

Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is Crete's main and busiest airport, serving Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), Aghios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος), Malia (Mάλλια), Chersonissos (Χερσόνησος), Stalida (Σταλίδα) and other resorts. According to a recent survey, it ranks 69th among all European airports in terms of annual traffic. [cite web |url=http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/4156800/ |title=Top 100 busiest airports in Europe |accessdate=2008-10-04 |publisher=www.airliners.net]

Passenger Information

It is often requested by airlines that passengers do not take any photographs or video of the runway. This is because of a Hellenic Air Force base which operates at the airport.

Airlines and destinations

*Aegean Airlines (Athens, Larnaca, Moscow-Sheremetievo(seasonal), Thessaloniki)
*airBaltic (Riga)
*airberlin (Berlin-Tegel, Dormund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Stuttgart, Zürich) [seasonal]
*Air Italy Polska (Warsaw) [seasonal]
*Air Finland (Helsinki)
*Air Malta (Luqa)
*Arkia Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv)
*Arkefly (Amsterdam)
*Austrian Airlines (Linz, Salzburg, Vienna)
*Belair (Basel, Geneva, Zurich)
*Centralwings (Warsaw)
*Condor Airlines (Berlin-Schönefeld, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart) [seasonal]
*Corsairfly (Paris)
*Cyprus Airways (Larnaca)
*Czech Airlines (Prague)
*easyJet (London-Gatwick, Manchester)
*Edelweiss Air (Geneva, Zurich)
*Estonian Air (Tallinn)
*Eurocypria Airlines (Bristol, Newcastle, Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Larnaca)
*Eurofly (Milan)
*First Choice Airways (Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester)
*Germania (Berlin-Tegel) [seasonal]
*Germanwings (Cologne/Bonn, Berlin)
*Hamburg International (Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken) [seasonal]
*Hello
*Jat Airways (Belgrade, Niš)
*Jet2.com (Leeds/Bradford)
*Kavminvodyavia (Mineralnye Vody)
*KD Avia (Kaliningrad)
*KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam)
*KrasAir (Krasnoyarsk)
*LatCharter(Riga)
*Lauda Air (Vienna)
*Malév Hungarian Airlines (Budapest, Debrecen)
*Martinair (Amsterdam)
*Monarch Airlines (Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, London-Gatwick, Manchester)
*Montenegro Airlines
*Niki (Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna) [seasonal]
*Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo)
*Novair (Stockholm-Arlanda)
*Olympic Airlines (Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodos, Sitia)
*Rossiya (Saint Petersburg)
*Smart Wings (Prague)
*Sky Express (Greece) (Rhodos, Santorini, Mitilini, Kos, Kalamata, Chios, Mykonos, Samos, Ikaria, Patras-Araxos)
*Sun d'Or International Airlines (Tel Aviv)
*S7 Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo)
*TAROM (Bucharest-Otopeni) [seasonal]
*Thomas Cook Airlines (Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle)
*Thomsonfly (Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted [begins 3 May 2009] , Manchester, Newcastle)
*TNT Airways
*Transaero Airlines (Moscow-Vnukovo)
*transavia.com (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Paris-Orly)
*TUIfly (Basel-Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Leipzig/Halle, Memmingen, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Zweibrücken, Zürich) [seasonal]
*Ural Airlines (Ekaterinburg [seasonal] )
*Viking Airlines (Dublin, Lisbon, Newcastle, Birmingham (summer charter))
*Wizz Air (Budapest, Katowice)

References

External links

*Greek Airports: [http://www.hcaa-eleng.gr/herakdat.htm Heraklion International Airport, "N. Kazantzakis"]
*Greek Airport Guide: [http://www.alxd.gr/AirportGuide/iraklio/iraklioE.html Iraklio Airport, "N. Kazantzakis"]
* [http://users.otenet.gr/~aviation/LGIR/lgir.htm Photos & Info about Heraklion airport]
*WAD|LGIR


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