Karpathos International Airport (AOK)
The airport of Karpathos is located at the most southern point of the island.
The constructions of the airport began in the '60s, and it was completed in 1970, when the first small planes were able to land. The landing site was developed in the most flatten part of Karpathos, and the southern region was selected for this purpose. In the beginning there was only a few buildings and services, but many decades ago it was enough. After the appearance of tourism were some improvements, new administration buildings were constructed. In the last years the buildings of the airport were totally renovated and expanded, so the airport of Karpathos has today a modern and spacious infrastructure. In front of the buildings you can find bus stop, a small taxi station, and a parking site. Many domestic and charter flights arrive to Karpathos island in the summer months, connecting Karpathos with other greek islands and other countries.
In Karpathos airport you don't have to wait long time to checkin, the service is fast enough. The terminal of the airport has a nice views to the runway, it has a small Duty Free shop and a cafeteria where you can have a coffe while waiting for departure.
The IATA code used for the International Airport of Karpathos is AOK. The facility is located 15 km from Pigadia, which is the capital of Karpathos.
Duty free shop in the airport's building
The landing site
- Coordinates: 35.427045, 27.149073
- IATA Codename: AOK
- ICAO Codename: LGKP
- Passengers / year: ~230.000
- Aircrafts / year: ~4500
- Runways: 2
- Runway length: 2400 m
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