Santorini (Thira) International Airport is an airport in Santorini/Thira, Greece (IATA: JTR, ICAO: LGSR), located north of the village of Kamari. The airport serves both as a military and a civil airport. With its relatively small apron, as of 2018 the airport is only able to serve up to six civilian planes at the same time. Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport.
The airport is located about 6 km southeast of the centre of the city of Thira. The main asphalt runway (16L-34R) is 2125m in length. The parallel taxiway was built to runway specification and is labeled 16R-34L. The airfield can accommodate medium sized jets like the Boeing 757, Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 series as well as smaller aircraft such as the Avro RJ, Fokker 70, and ATR 72. Scheduled airlines include Ryanair, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, with seasonal scheduled and charter flights from other airlines ( Transavia , Edelweiss , Easyjet , TUI ) during the higher seasons in spring, summer and autumn. Transportation to and from the air terminal is through buses, taxis, hotel car-pickups and hired cars.
The airport first operated in 1972.
In December 2015 the privatisation of Santorini (Thira) International Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalised with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund. According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Santorini (Thira) International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.