Samos International Airport - "Aristarchos of Samos"
Fundamental role in the growth of air transportations and tourism in our country has undeniably the Service of Hellenic Civil Aviation. The procedures of H.C.A.A are based on the international rules expressed by the international Organism of Civil Aviation (ICAO). It provides guarantee for the safety of flights and for the national interests. The construction of however airport contributes stills more in the economic growth of place mainly if this place belongs in islander cluster.
1935 : The government, in effort of transports modernisation, judges necessarily the foundation of airports near in the capital of each prefecture. This objective did not realise because the problems that the 2nd world war created .
1950 : The government decided to enclose the space that had been selected. Certain villagers reacted for the expropriation of their properties. The local beginnings visited the villages of region and excluded the value of airport.
The local church of Holy Metropolis of Samos and Holly Abbeys after demands of the Government and the local government, accepted cheaply the concession to the Greek State of 500 acres of Holy Abbeys of Samos of Timiou Stavrou, Panagias, Zoodochou Pigis and Agias Zonis, which was given to build the Airport with the same or even more price value, (they exist relative files of estimates in the Metropolis Samos). After this energy of local church of Samos, began the construction of Airport (contracts 9434/51 and 9580/52).
1956 : Then the minister of Public Works signed agreement with Aristotle Onasis to undertake the air transports of Country.
1960 : the works started again and Aviation undertook to finish these.
November 1962 : the works had been completed.
1971 : The works of runway extension had been completed. Airport classified as International cat B and it accepted International flights.
May 1976 : the first charter with Danish tourists landed in Samos International airport . This event celebrated with a lot of ceremonies. The flights increased up to 80%. Olympic Airways used a BOEING 737 with 120 seats to cover this passengers number increment.
1995 : Prefectoral Council was decided the construction of a new Terminal.
January 2001 : the construction of the new terminal started.
June 23, 2003 : Inauguration of the new terminal area 7.500 m2. Also, nine (9) more aircrafts stands added to the aerodrome area.
The geographical location of Samos is advantageous against the other islands of Aegean, because it is found in the means of Eastern Aegean and can constitute a hub for the domestic aircrafts movements. In regard of the international flights, it could be constitute in the future an intermediate turning-point for technical landings of aircrafts that continue their flights Easternly.
The social and economic role of airport
The airport serves also sanitary flights. The personnel is activated immediately to serve flights of EKAV or other insurance companies to transfer patients inside Greece as well outside, independently of airport operation schedule.
Also, it serves fire fighting aircrafts contributing in the fire safety of island forests. During the summer period (April - October) there are always available two manned fire fighting aircrafts of military aviation in a specifically shaped place. So, all the necessary material is immediately available for the fires extinguishments.
Hellenic Civil Aviation finances the cost of necessary big or smaller works of the airport, as well the necessary material for the airport operation. These works and the supply of maintenance and installations material are materialized first by local enterprises contributing with this way in the reinforcement and growth of local market.
The airport handles 500,000 passengers per year according to the statistics with a scope for increasing the next years.
A part of the old terminal was used this year, for first time, for exposition of prefecture Samos formative arts with and it will be used also for other events in the future in order to promote of Samos island.
Aero club and Air sports
The airport can be provided each possible help in the new established aeroclaub and to contribute in the air sports in the island.
Today, a new modern airport with a lot of facilities is in full operation,
upgrading Samos island in respect of tourism.
Tel. : +30 22730 87800
E-mail : kasmtl at otenet gr
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