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Heraklion International Airport
"Nikos Kazantzakis"

Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου
"Νίκος Καζαντζάκης"
View of Heraklion Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Greek Government
Serves Heraklion
Location Heraklion
Elevation AMSL 128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 35°20′09″N 25°10′25″E / 35.33583°N 25.17361°E / 35.33583; 25.17361Coordinates: 35°20′09″N 25°10′25″E / 35.33583°N 25.17361°E / 35.33583; 25.17361
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,680 8,793 Asphalt
13/31 1,574 5,164 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Passengers 5,438,369
Aircraft Movements 46,012
Sources: Runways[1] Statistics[2]

Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου, "Νίκος Καζαντζάκης") or Nikos Kazantzàkis International Airport (IATA: HERICAO: LGIR) is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece. It is located about 5km from the main city of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. The airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher. It is the country's second busiest airport after Athens International Airport.



Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is Crete's main and busiest airport, serving Heraklion (Ηράκλειο), Aghios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος), Malia (Mάλλια), Hersonissos (Χερσόνησος), Stalida (Σταλίδα), elounda and other resorts.

There are exist a plan to build a new airport in Kastela.

Passenger Information

It is often requested by airlines that passengers do not take any photographs or video of the runway. This is because of a Hellenic Air Force base which operates at the airport.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [begins 28 March], Thessaloniki
Air Berlin Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Münster/Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Zürich [all seasonal]
Air Italy Polska Warsaw [seasonal]
Air Finland Helsinki [seasonal]
Air Malta Malta [seasonal]
Air Méditerranée Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Athens Airways Athens
Arkia Israel Airlines Tel Aviv [seasonal]
Arkefly Amsterdam [seasonal]
Austrian Airlines operated by Lauda Air Vienna [seasonal]
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn [begins 1 May], Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart [all seasonal]
Corsairfly Paris [seasonal]
Cyprus Airways Larnaca
Czech Airlines Prague [seasonal]
EasyJet Berlin-Schönefeld [seasonal], London-Gatwick [seasonal], Manchester [seasonal], Rome-Fiumicino [seasonal]
Edelweiss Air Geneva, Zürich [seasonal]
Estonian Air Tallinn [seasonal]
Eurocypria Airlines Belfast-International [begins 18 June], Bristol [begins 23 July], Bournemouth [begins 11 May], Bydgoszcz [begins 9 June], Glasgow [begins 4 June], Humberside [begins 18 May], Katowice [begins 6 June], Krakow [begins 2 June], Larnaca, London-Stansted [begins 6 August], Newcastle upon Tyne [begins 1 June], Poznan [begins 30 May], Warsaw [begins 28 April], Wroclaw [begins 2 June] [all seasonal]
Germanwings Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Hanover [begins 1 May], Stuttgart [seasonal]
Hamburg International Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Luxembourg
Iberworld Brussels [seasonal]
Jat Airways Belgrade, Niš [seasonal] East Midlands [begins 25 May], Leeds/Bradford, Manchester [seasonal]
Jetairfly Brussels
Kavminvodyavia Mineralnye Vody [seasonal]
Lauda Air Vienna [seasonal]
Martinair Amsterdam [seasonal]
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, Dublin, London-Gatwick, Manchester [seasonal]
Niki Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna [all seasonal]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen [seasonal]
Novair Stockholm-Arlanda [seasonal]
Olympic Air Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki
Primera Air Dublin
Rossiya St Petersburg [seasonal]
Sky Express Patra-Araxos, Ikaria [seasonal], Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini [seasonal], Tirana [seasonal]
Smart Wings Prague [seasonal]
SmartLynx Airlines Riga [seasonal]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo [seasonal]
TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă [seasonal]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [seasonal]
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter [begins 2 July], Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [all seasonal]
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo [seasonal] Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen, Maastricht, Rotterdam [seasonal] France Paris-Orly [seasonal]
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse [seasonal], Berlin-Tegel [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn [seasonal], Düsseldorf [seasonal], Frankfurt [seasonal], Hamburg [seasonal], Hanover [seasonal], Leipzig/Halle [seasonal], Munich [seasonal], , Nuremberg [seasonal], Stuttgart [seasonal], Zweibrücken [seasonal]
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg [seasonal]
Viking Airlines Belfast-International [Begins 13 July], Birmingham [seasonal], Dublin, Newcastle upon Tyne
Vueling Airlines Barcelona [charter]
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice [seasonal]


  1. ^ "Air data". Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Statistical data of Iraklion airport "N. Kazantzakis" for the period 1990-2007". Hellenic Civilian Aviation Authority. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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