The new Paros Airport (2016) (English Paros National Airport, Greek Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Πάρου Kratikos Aerolimenas Parou) is an airport on the island of Paros. It is located on the west coast of the island, replacing the old Paros Airport, which opened in 1982 and is located just under 2 kilometres to the southeast.
The airport is served by Olympic Air, which has been a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines since 2013, under the Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes. With the opening of the airport on 25 July 2016, the range of flights to Paros was expanded.
Location and transport connections
Reception building, 2018
The new airport is located about 8 kilometres southwest of the port town of Parikia on Paros.
A bus service operates from Parikia (about 30 minutes’ drive), and also from Naoussa in summer, depending on flight departure and arrival times. The airport is also accessible by car and taxi.
The old airport from 1982 (Panteleou Paros Airport) only had a short runway, initially 710, later 800 metres long. Therefore, it could only be approached by smaller commercial aircraft.
In 2016, the new airport was opened about 2 kilometres to the northwest, which can also be used by larger aircraft with a runway length of 1400 metres.