Thessaloniki International Airport “Macedonia”: The gateway to Halkidiki
Since there is no airport in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki International Airport is the main gateway for people travelling to Halkidiki. You can book your Thessaloniki airport transfer online and arrange your transportation to your destination from and to Thessaloniki Airport. The transfer time from Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki varies from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the destination.
Useful Information about Thessaloniki International Airport
The airport is located at Thermi region, 15km away from Thessaloniki’s city center. It the biggest airport in Northern Greece serving popular destinations like Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Katerini etc. In 2016 it was the second busiest airport in Greece in terms of flights served and the third in terms of passengers served.
In 2015 Thessaloniki International Airport (along other 13 Greek Airports) were sold to Fraport – Slentel Ltd joint venture.
Macedonia Airport: An airport with history
During World War I, the area that the airport occupies currently was used as an airfield. It continued operating as such during World War II.
Fun Fact: In 2014 a 250kg German orientated bomb was found in the airport premises that had to be neutralized.
The airport started operating as a civil airport for the first time in 1948.
The airport has been submitted to many changes, expansions and renovations to finally take its today form in 2003.
The ground floor serves arrivals only and is divided into two sections: international/extra-Schengen arrivals and domestic/intra-Schengen arrivals. The second floor serves departures and also includes a shopping center. On this floor there are 34 check-in counters, waiting areas, bars, stores and various airlines’ offices. The third floor houses two restaurants and several bars with views to the runways.
There are two passenger lounges.
The airport has two runways and two taxiways. There are 22 stands for narrow-body aircraft and about 20 for light aircraft.
The future of Thessaloniki airport
As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece has prepared a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports.
You can check all the changes that will be implemented here.
From Thessaloniki Airport to Halkidiki
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