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Kalamata Airport KLX

Today, the Kalamata Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Peloponnese, serving as the Domestic and international gateway of Peloponnese in southern Greece. But just like any airport in any major destination in the world, the Kalamata Airport also came from small beginnings.

Kalamata Airport
Kalamata Airport

Kalamata Airport, which also goes by the IATA code KLX, is the airport of Kalamata city in Greece. Kalamata airport has been in operation since 1959, and recieved a major upgrade in 1991 to accommodate package holiday traffic. There is a Greek Air Force base also located at the airport which shares the same runway as the public flight operations. Travel from the airport to your destination is best handled using the local bus system or hiring a taxi. There is a bus stop located right outside of the airport, which has regular buses to Kalamata, but other destinations may be difficult to get to and require that you hire a taxi.

Kalamata airport It is a fairly small airport, and mostly handles charters flights during the busy tourist and vacation summer months. You can travel to and from Athens airport, Thessaloniki and Heraklion airport via Aegean Airlines and Sky Express year round, but most other destinations are only available on a direct flight seasonally.

Kalamata Airport is the 16th busiest airport in Greece with nearly 300.000  passengers.

Kalamata Airport operates from 1959 and is located 10 minutes by car from downtown.

If possible, try to book your taxi before you land, or arrange for your hotel to book the taxi for you. Most drivers will be happy to stand outside with a sign with your name on it awaiting your arrival. This can end up saving you a lot of stress and time during peak hours where there is a lot of competition to get a taxi. KLX airport contains only the basic facilities which travellers should require, including an ATM, a cafeteria, and two small shops which contain small gifts and local souvenirs.

Airport Summary

IATA airport code: KLX

ICAO airport code: LGKL

Airport type: Public / Military

Owner: Greek Government

Operator: HCAA

Serves: Kalamata

Location: between Kalamata and Messene

Focus city for:

  • Aegean Airlines


Services available at the Kalamata Airport:

  • Baggage Carts
  • Duty free stores
  • Shops and Restaurants
  • Post Office
  • Car rental desks
  • Currency exchange
  • ATMs Arrivals, Departures and Check-in.
  • Police station
  • Air Fuel Companies


Kalamata Airport Buses: Βy bus: From the airport terminal to Kalamata city, Pylos, Koron and Chora cities. KTEL of Messinias information tel: +30 27210 – 22851

Kalamata Airport Taxi There are various taxi ranks from where one can easily access a Kalamata airport taxi. The airport does not have any hotels on location but several top notch hotels and resorts are found near the airport. These taxi services are very convenient when navigating to and from the airport to these hotels.

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Car Rentals In the arrivals hall, there are offices of car rental companies, including:Rent a car lions Rental/Sixt, Hertz and Kiss Rental

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Kalamata Airport Location

Kalamata airport is located between Kalamata and Messene on the GR-82. Geographical location: 37° 4′ 6″ North, 22° 1′ 32″ East.

The route from the airport to the city center of Kalamata (and vice versa) goes through the Enotiki Α7 ΕΟ7 ΕΟ82 road and the roads of Artemidos and Stadiou to Mavromichali and lasts 10 minutes.

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About Kalamata

Kalamata, a city of 70,130 inhabitants, is the second largest city in Peloponnese after Patras. It is an important urban, economic and commercial center of the region, as well as the administrative center of the Prefecture of Messinia. Everyday more than 100,000 people come from the nearby towns of Messini, Thouria, Meligalas, Ari etc. to work in the wider urban center of Kalamata.

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Kalamata Airport “Captain Vasilis Konstantakopoulos” 24100 Kalamata Greece.

  • Kalamata Airport Tel: +30  2721063805
  • Custom Tel: +30 27210-22310
  • Police station Tel: +30 27210-69652
  • Kalamata central Police offices Tel: + 30 27210-44644

Airport Extra info

Left Luggage

There is no left luggage Luggage facility or Storage & Lockers at Kalamata international Airport.


In addition to the duty-free shop, which sells perfumes, tobacco, food and drink products and much else, there are kiosks selling newspapers, magazines, refreshments and souvenirs.

Airport Parking

Car parking positions : 70
(overnight in no operation hours is prohibited)

Food & Drink

There are two snack bars in the terminal, one each in the Check-In area and airside in the Transit Area.

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