Thessaloniki International Airport
Airport "Macedonia" (Greek: Διεθνής Κρατικός
Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης «Μακεδονία», Diethnís
Kratikós Aeroliménas Thessaloníkis "Makedonía") (IATA:
SKG (SaloniKa Greece), ICAO: LGTS), formerly known
as Mikra Airport and officially known as Macedonia
International Airport (Greek: Διεθνές Αεροδρόμιο
Μακεδονία), is located about 15 km SE of the city
center of Thessaloniki, Greece at Thermi.
The airport is the second largest state owned and
operated airport in the country after Heraklion
airport on the isle of Crete. It opened in 1930 and
was the second busiest airport in Greece in terms of
flights served and the third busiest in terms of
passengers served in 2012 having served over 4
million passengers. It is the main airport of
Northern Greece and serves the city of Thessaloniki
(the second-largest city in Greece), the popular
tourist destination of Chalkidiki and the
surrounding cities of the region.
The airport’s terminal consists of three floors. The
ground floor serves arrivals only and is divided
into two sections: international/extra-Schengen
arrivals and domestic/intra-Schengen arrivals. The
first floor serves departures and also includes a
shopping centre. On this floor there are 34 check-in
counters, waiting areas, bars, stores that sell
tobacco and magazines and various airlines’ offices.
The second floor houses two restaurants and several
bars with views to the runways.
The airport has two runways (10–28 and 16–34) and
two taxiways. There are 22 stands for narrow-body
aircraft and about 20 for light ones. Macedonia
International Airport is a hub for Astra Airlines
and a secondary hub for Aegean Airlines.
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