Airport details for: LGKV (Greece)


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General details

Name (city): Megas Alexandros
Country: Greece
vACC: Hellenic vACC

Kavala International Airport "Alexander the Great" (IATA: KVA, ICAO: LGKV) is an airport located in the municipality of Nestos, in Greece.

The airport was originally located closer to Kavala, in the installations of the Greek Air Force, near the village of Amygdaleonas, where it began its operations in 1952 as Kavala National Airport. On 12 October 1981, it was moved near the town of Chrysoupoli, where it operates today. The relocation greatly improved the service to the nearby island of Thasos and the city of Xanthi, in addition to the continued service to the cities of Kavala and Drama.

The airport was initially used only for domestic flights, as the original name implies. In December 1987, by a joint decision of the Minister of Presidency and the Minister for Transport and Communications it was renamed to Kavala International Airport to be again renamed in January 1992 to Kavala International Airport "Megas Alexandros", by a decision of the Minister for Transport and Communications.

At the beginning of its operation at its new location, the building infrastructure of the airport included only a terminal building. The control Tower, the fire station and the other installations were built later. A small extension to the terminal building was added in 1992. The runway had been built, with the same dimensions that it has today. In 1998 extensive works began for new building infrastructure and today the airport of Kavala is functioning as a single upgraded total (old and new installations together), including all modern facilities for service both to airlines and passengers, contributing to the growth of East Macedonia and Thrace.

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Elevation: 18 ft.
Transition altitude: 7000 ft.
MSA: 9800 ft.
Latitude: 40.913889
Longitude: 24.619722
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Number Course Length Elevation Lat Lon ILS ILS freq ILS FAC GP
05R 51° 9843ft / 3000 m 9ft 40.906303 24.604981 - - 3.0°
23L 231° 9843ft / 3000 m 18ft 40.921659 24.634283 - - 3.0°