Zakynthos International Airport
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Zakynthos Airport Dionysios Solomos is located 6 Km south of Zakynthos town and 1 km from the famous resort of Laganas on the south east coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, in Greece. With over 1.1 million passengers a year, the Airport is served by Olympic Airlines with frequent flights to Athens, as well as by other European low-cost airlines and seasonal charters. Planes are not permitted to land or depart during the night. This is due to the endangered loggerhead turtles or “caretta caretta” which lay their eggs on the beaches at night.
The operation of Zakynthos airport began 1972. In the beginning the passenger movements (that it was only from flights internal) cover a small building that was used as passenger terminal. In June 1981 finished the manufacture of new passenger terminal and the Aerodrome became International serving and flights of abroad. The first flight that was realised was Air company DANAIR with plane type Boeing V737-200.
In 2008 a brand new airport was opened to replace the smaller older one, which was struggling to cope with the increasing arrivals and departures. The airport has greatly improved due to the spacious new arrivals and departure areas making the whole process of passengers much quicker and efficient.