Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos
Kalamata International Airport "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos" is the largest and busiest airport in the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is located in the city of Kalamata and mainly receives flights during the summer season. In this article, we will take a closer look at the systems of civil aviation, facilities, history, owner and operator of the airport, distance from the center of Kalamata, fees, and ways to get to the airport from the center of Kalamata.
Kalamata Airport was initially built in the 1950s as a military airfield. It was later converted for civilian use in the 1990s and has undergone several upgrades and renovations to become the modern airport it is today.
Owner and Operator
Kalamata Airport is owned by the Greek state and is operated by Fraport Greece, a subsidiary of Fraport AG. Fraport Greece is responsible for managing, operating, and developing 14 regional airports in Greece, including Kalamata Airport.
Kalamata Airport has a single terminal building with a capacity of approximately 700,000 passengers per year. The terminal building offers several facilities for passengers, including a duty-free shop, cafes, restaurants, and ATMs. There is also free Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal building.
Civil Aviation Systems
Kalamata Airport is equipped with advanced civil aviation systems to ensure the safety and efficiency of air traffic. The airport has a Category 7 fire station, capable of responding to emergencies quickly and efficiently. There are also several navigation aids, including a VOR/DME, an ILS/DME, and a PAPI, which help pilots navigate in low visibility conditions.
Distance from the Center of Kalamata
Kalamata Airport is located approximately 9 kilometers away from the center of Kalamata. It takes about 15-20 minutes to drive from the center of Kalamata to the airport.
The fees for using Kalamata Airport vary depending on the type of aircraft and the services required. For more information on costs, please contact the airport directly.
Ways to Get to the Airport from the Center of Kalamata
The most convenient way to get to Kalamata Airport from the center of Kalamata is by taxi, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes and costs around 15-20€.
Alternatively, a bus service runs from Kalamata to the airport, with a journey time of approximately 30-40 minutes and a cost of around 2-3€.
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AIRPORT OF KALAMATA
MESSINI, MESSINIA HELLAS P.C. 24200
The Airport Police Station (24/7 operation):