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Kos Airport

Kos International Airport, Antimachia 853 02, Greece
+30 2242 056000
+30 2242 056000 (Lost + Found)
info@fraport-greece.com (Lost+Found)
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Kos Airport - All Information on Kos Airport (KGS)

Kos International Airport is centrally located on the Greek island of Kos, near the village of Andimachia. The airport is commonly known as Hippocrates, or “Ippocrates”, and it has the IATA code of KGS and LGKO is the ICAO code. The Greek spelling of the airport name is Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Κω "Ιπποκράτης".

Kos Airport opened on April 4, 1964 with an extension of the runway happening in 1974. In 1980 a new terminal was built and in 1997 the terminal building was renovated and expanded.

At the end of 2015 Kos Airport along with 13 other Greek airports were privatised through a new agreement between Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group and the Greek privatisation fund. The agreement stated that the joint venture will operate the airports for 40 years as of April 11th, 2017.

In March 2017 Fraport Greece, the Greek subsidiary of Fraport AG, presented their plans for the 14 airports they had been handed control of by the Greek Government. Some of the immediate actions taken at Kos International Airport were to improve lighting, upgrade sanitary facilities, enhance WiFi services, and improve markings of the airside areas as well as the implementation of better fire safety throughout. 

The long term improvement plans are due to continue until sometime during 2021, although the pandemic might change these plans, and include a new terminal building, refurbishing of the wastewater treatment plant, more security lanes and check-in counters, and the building of a new fire station.

Most of the flights to and from Kos Airport are charter flights from other European countries and most of them are seasonal to the summer as Kos is a seasonal tourist island. 

Kos Airport serves both Domestic and International flights, with almost exclusively Domestic during low season, and it saw a total of 2,676,644 passengers come through it in 2019, which was a slight increase, 0.4%, compared to 2018.

The airport has one asphalt runway, the one that was extended in 1974, of 2,400 m/7,874 ft.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Kos Airport

Transfer at Kos International Airport

There are a few options of transfer to or from Kos Airport and since there are a lot of charter flights many tour operators have transfer pre-organised for their customers. In the case transfer is needed these are the options:

Rental Cars – There are several car rental companies at Kos Airport and they can be found in the arrivals, all users area. 

TaxisOfficial taxi ranks at Kos Airport are located right outside the terminal 24/7. The taxis are metered and the fare will vary depending on number of passengers and amount of luggage, distance, time of day, day of the week and the traffic. The journey to Kos Town takes around 45 minutes and costs around 40€, the other areas of the island tend to be reached in shorter time and at lower costs.

Taxis can also be pre-booked for convenience.

Buses – A bus stop for the public bus transportation system is located 50 m from the terminal with up to hourly departures to Kos and Mastichari and a few times a day to Kardamena and Kefalos during high season. During low season the frequency is lower and buses might not run daily to Kardamena and Kefalos. Tickets are 2-4€ and are purchased directly from the bus driver.

Shuttle – Some of the hotels on the Island of Kos may help with the organising of shuttle transfer, and some travel agencies will do the same at the time of making the travel arrangements. It is also possible to pre-organise your shuttle yourself. There are many different companies to choose from depending on where you are staying on the island.

Trains – The island of Kos does not have a train line so there is no train transfer available here.

Ferries – While you can’t transfer to or from the airport via ferry, many people start their island hopping adventure from Kos island or might need to transfer to smaller islands via ferry. Kos has 3 ports with the bigger one located in Kos Town. Kos has connections with a total of 43 ports in the surrounding area, including Piraeus outside of Athens and Turkey.

Hotels near Kos Airport

There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Kos Airport.

Parking at Kos Airport

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Lounges at Kos Airport

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Smoking at Kos International Airport

Smoking is not allowed inside at Kos Airport, as well as inside public places in Greece as a whole.

WiFi at Kos International Airport

Fraport AG/Fraport Greece offer free WiFi at Kos Airport. After connecting to the network named “Fraport-Free” simply open up your browser to get to the welcome page from where you can navigate to the sites you wish to visit.

Check-in desks at Kos International Airport

Kos Airport currently has 12 check-in desks located in the departures area of the airport.

Food and beverages at Kos International Airport

For departing visitors there are several options for food and drinks on both landside and airside. 

For arriving visitors there are a couple of options in the external area and in the departure area on landside.

Shopping at Kos International Airport

There is only one shop at the airport and that is the duty free shop located on airside past the security check. They offer the option to pre-order online and pick-up once the traveler is at the airport for departure.

ATMs at Kos International Airport

ATMs can be found in the arrivals hall, in the all users area and in the external area. There are no ATMs once through the security control.

Health Care at Kos International Airport

For first aid assistance please contact the Airport Information Counters. Airport staff may direct the way.

Lost and found at Kos International Airport

There is no specific lost and found counter at the airport. For an item lost at the airport please contact the Airport Information Counters. For any items lost in the aircraft or ground transportation please contact the company’s lost and found or customer service. 

Things to do in Kos

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Kos, Greece.

Airport Contacts

Address: Kos International Airport, Antimachia 853 02, Greece
General Phone: +30 2242 056000
General Email: info@fraport-greece.com
Lost and found Email: info@fraport-greece.com 
Lost and Found Phone: +30 2242 056000
Official Website: https://www.kgs-airport.gr/en

Local Information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Plug: C, F 
Currency: Euro - €

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