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Araxos Airport

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Airport type  Public / Military
Elevation AMSL  46 ft / 14 m
Code  GPA
Owner  Hellenic Armed Forces
Passenger count  147,560
Location  Araxos
Website  www.hcaa.gr
Elevation  14 m
Yearly aircraft movements  1,248
Araxos Airport
Operator  Hellenic Air Force and HCAA
Serves  Patras and Pyrgos, Greece
Address  Ditiki Achaia 270 52, Greece
Similar  Grecotel Lakopetra Beach, Pavlina, KTEL ACHAIAS SA, Agios Andreas, Patra

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Araxos Airport (Greek: Αεροδρόμιο Αράξου) (IATA: GPA, ICAO: LGRX) is the airport of Patras, the third-largest city in Greece. It serves as a combined civilian and military airport and is located near the namesaking village of Araxos, Achaea. It is also known as Agamemnon Airport and primarily is used as an active air base for the Hellenic Air Force, with some civilian services to European destinations during the summer months.

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116th Combat Wing

Araxos was established as a military airport in 1936, but construction of the runway was not completed until 1941, when it also became the site of the first radar installation in Greece.

The airport has served as the home base of the Hellenic Air Force's 116th Combat Wing (116 Πτέρυγα Μάχης) since May 1969, and of its precursor the 116th Combat Group (116 Σμηναρχία Μάχης) since April 1962. It currently comprises the 336th Bomber Squadron and 335th Squadron.

Ground transport

Araxos airport is located 45 km west of the city of Patras and 60 km north of Pyrgos. There are bus services from Patras to Araxos.

References

Araxos Airport Wikipedia


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