Skiathos Airport - Planespotter's Paradise

Skiathos Airport - Planespotter's Paradise

They call the Skiathos Airport a Planespotter's Paradise. It's the second most popular airport for planespotters after the one on Sint Marteen Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Only a guardrail separates the road from the beginning of the runway and in high season it is overcrowded with planespotters, sometimes 50 and more, some came especially because of the airport.

 

If you stay in Skiathos and your hotel is close to the airport, you can see planes landing and taking off from the balcony of your room.

 

Before landing, the planes pass over the port in the downtown.

 

Upon landing, the aircrafts pass just a few meters above the "audience."

 

Take off is also a major attraction. Before take off, the pilots are usually waving their hands to salute the planespotters.

 

When the plane reverse take-off, the jetblast blows photographer's bags, open lids of cars, people who have not firmly grasp the guardrail. At this time video recording interrupts and photographer's albums get thinner.

 

The warning sign is seen just as a part of the attraction.

 

A great number of planes  land and take off at Skiathos in the high season. Most of them are Airbus A320 Series (A318, A319, A320, A321) and Boeing 737.

 

There are many small private jets too.

 

The Greek company Olympic Air, the successor of Olympic Airways, has regular flights from Athens to Skiathos. Olympic Airways has operated 200 aircraft, including seven Boeing 747, one of which can be seen abandoned on the old airport of Athens. Nowadays the successor company operates only turboprop aircrafts.

 

Video: OE-LBR - Airbus A320-214 - Austrian Airline landing at Skiathos Airport

 

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  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    They call the Skiathos Airport a Planespotter's Paradise. It's the second most popular airport for planespotters after the one on Sint Marteen Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Only a guardrail separates the road from the beginning of the runway and in high season it is overcrowded with planespotters, sometimes 50 and more, some came especially because of the airport.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    If you stay in Skiathos and your hotel is close to the airport, you can see planes landing and taking off from the balcony of your room.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    If you stay in Skiathos and your hotel is close to the airport, you can see planes landing and taking off from the balcony of your room.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    If you stay in Skiathos and your hotel is close to the airport, you can see planes landing and taking off from the balcony of your room.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Before landing, the planes pass over the port in the downtown.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Upon landing, the aircrafts pass just a few meters above the "audience."

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Upon landing, the aircrafts pass just a few meters above the "audience."

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Upon landing, the aircrafts pass just a few meters above the "audience."

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    Take off is also a major attraction. Before take off, the pilots are usually waving their hands to salute the planespotters.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    When the plane reverse take-off, the jetblast blows photographer's bags, open lids of cars, people who have not firmly grasp the guardrail. At this time video recording interrupts and photographer's albums get thinner.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    The warning sign is seen just as a part of the attraction.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    A great number of planes  land and take off at Skiathos in the high season. Most of them are Airbus A320 Series (A318, A319, A320, A321) and Boeing 737.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    There are many small private jets too.

  • Skiathos Airport
    Skiathos Airport

    The Greek company Olympic Air, the successor of Olympic Airways, has regular flights from Athens to Skiathos. Olympic Airways has operated 200 aircraft, including seven Boeing 747, one of which can be seen abandoned on the old airport of Athens. Nowadays the successor company operates only turboprop aircrafts.


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