KARPATHOS ISLAND NATIONAL AIRPORT (AOK) INFORMATION
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Facts and History about Karpathos Island National Airport
Karpathos Island National Airport (IATA: AOK, ICAO: LGKP) is on the small island of Karpathos, Greece. The airport first operated in 1970 with limited facilities. Today, it covers an area of more than 12,500 square meters.
The current airport facilities were constructed between 2005 and 2009. It was inaugurated in the same year.
The airport is relatively small with basic amenities. Some of the amenities one would expect from an airport may not be available in this facility.
It has a single asphalt runway and sits 20 meters above sea level at 35°25′14″N and 027°08′48″E.
Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Karpathos Island National Airport
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History of Karpathos Island National Airport
The island was accessible only by sea for a long time. Engineers had difficulty building the airport due to logistical and geographic challenges. In the end, they chose the southern part of the island, where flat areas were used to develop the existing airport.
Construction began in the 1960s and was completed in 1970. Small planes thereafter began landing in the new terminal.
The runway was built on the flattened area of the island. A few decades later, tourism began to take root on the island.
In the last two decades, there were several marked improvements in the once silent island. Today, and especially during the summer months, several domestic and international charter flights arrive at the airport.
Today, several airlines serve the island, including Air Serbia Austrian Airlines, Condor, Eurowings, Finnair, Neos, Olympic Air, Thessaloniki, Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Express, Smartwings, and Volotea, among others.
In 2019, the passenger traffic at the facility was more than 270,000, the highest in the airport’s operation history. In 2020, the airport handled almost 50,000 passengers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Transfer Services at Karpathos Island National Airport
The airport provides several transportation options for its customers. Services to/from Karpathos Island National Airport (AOK), including rental cars, taxis, and shuttles are in front of the terminal building.
The Ferry Terminal and Bus Terminal are in downtown Pigadia, the island’s capital. The quickest way to get from the airport to Pigadia Central, Karpathos Town is to taxi for €20.00 in approximately 15 minutes.
Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind while in Greece.
Before leaving your home, consider the remoteness of the location. Know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.
For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.
Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.
Rental Car Services at Karpathos Island National Airport
All car rental pick-ups and drop-offs for rental car companies serving Karpathos Island National Airport occur outside the airport facilities.
Please inquire at your service provider for specific service hours and return procedures. See and compare all car rental companies at Karpathos Airport.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.
For item(s) left at a rental car center, please call the company or the airport on +30 2245-091049.
Ride Shares at Karpathos Island National Airport
Rideshare services appear to be not available in this facility. Please refer to other transportation options, including hotel shuttles and car rental.
Taxis at Karpathos Island National Airport
Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the taxi waiting area outside the terminal building.
The taxi fare from Karpathos Airport to downtown Pigadia is approximately €30.00. The taxi will get you to your hotel door in less than 15 minutes.
If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (at least 10% of the fare) for good service.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind. More information about taxis to and from Karpathos Airport.
Ferries at Karpathos Island National Airport
The Pigadia Ferry Station is in downtown Karpathos Island. You can get there by taxi in less than 15 minutes for €30.00. See more information about ferries to and from Karpathos Island.
Buses at Karpathos Island National Airport
Public buses are not available from the airport. Instead, passengers may take the bus from the terminal in downtown Pigadia. You can get there by taxi in less than 15 minutes for €30.00.
Alternatively, given the accessibility of the island, you can hire a taxi or car rental directly from the airport to your final destination in the area. More information about bus services on Karpathos Island.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Karpathos Island National Airport
Many hotels and accommodations in Pigadia have shuttle services though some might require prior reservations. Please confirm if this service is available at your place of accommodation.
Shuttle services pick up and drop passengers in front of Karpathos Island National Airport. Fares may vary for this service. Please call the hotel front desk for further information.
Additionally, it is customary to give the driver a tip (€5.00 – €10.00 depending on the length of the ride, plus €1.00 per bag if the driver helps you with your luggage).
Parking at Karpathos Island National Airport
The airport provides public parking spaces opposite the terminal. Parking at the facility is free of charge. More information about parking at Karpathos Airport.
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Wi-Fi at Karpathos Island National Airport
As of February 2022, internet access appears unavailable at the airport. If this is still the situation when you arrive, most hotels and cafes will have free Wi-Fi access. Alternatively, you can buy a prepaid card to use a dial-up internet connection.
ATMs at Karpathos Island National Airport
ATM cash machines are located in the airport.
Currency Exchange at Karpathos Island National Airport
Currency Exchange counters appear to be unavailable at the airport.
Restrooms at Karpathos Island National Airport
Restrooms are throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Karpathos Island National Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminal. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
Shopping at Karpathos Island National Airport
You can do some last-minute shopping inside the facility.
Smoking at Karpathos Island National Airport
Smoke in designated areas outside the terminals only. Please follow smoking regulations at the facility.
Lost and Found Section at Karpathos Island National Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at + 30 22450-91047.
If you need further assistance, please approach the Information Desk at the airport.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Ticketing at Karpathos Island National Airport
Please look for the ticketing counters in the main lobby. Please consult your air carrier or travel agent for more details.
Information Desk at Karpathos Island National Airport
Please look for the Information Desk at the main lobby of this airport.
Baggage Claim at Karpathos Island National Airport
This is a small airport. Please retrieve luggage at the Baggage Claim area.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Desk for further assistance.
For Lost and Found items, please call the Management at + 30 22450-91047.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Karpathos Island National Airport
The airport is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs are allowed to the gates and aircraft doors.
Additionally, passengers may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Things to do in Karpathos
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Karpathos, Greece.
Karpathos Island National Airport Contacts
Address: Karpathos 85700, Greece
General Phone: +30 22450-91049
General Email: http://www.ypa.gr/en/contactus/
Lost and Found Email: http://www.ypa.gr/en/contactus/
Lost and Found Phone: + 30 22450-91047
Official Website: http://www.ypa.gr/en
Drive on: Right
Plug: C, F
Currency: Euro, €
Wi-Fi at Airport: As of this update (February 2022), free internet access appears unavailable at the facility. If this is still unavailable upon your arrival, most hotels will offer free Wi-Fi access for your internet transactions. Alternatively, you can buy a prepaid card to use a dial-up connection. Please approach the front desk for up to date information.
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