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Heraklion Airport Code HER

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 71601

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 35°20'22"N / 25°10'49"E


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Observation Time: 04/06/2021 4:25 pm

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About Heraklion Airport Code

Heraklion Airport Code is HER. This airport derives its IATA code from Heraklion city of Greece where it is primarily based. Its elevation above sea level is 35 meters. 

About Heraklion Airport (HER)

Heraklion Airport (HER) is a joint-use airport. Its full name is Heraklion International Airport (HER) “Nikos Kazantzakis”. Nikos Kazantzakis was a famous Greek writer. 

Heraklion Airport (HER) is the busiest airport in Crete with passenger traffic of nearly 8 million every year. 

Heraklion Airport (HER) Runways

Heraklion Airport (HER) is serviced by two world-class runways: 

09/27 2,714 m asphalt 

12/30 1,566 m asphalt

These runways handle 52,294 aircraft movements annually. 

Heraklion Airport (HER) Terminals

There is only one terminal at Heraklion Airport (HER). This facility features duty-free shops, jet bridges, boarding gates, free wi-fi, ATMs, and Pharmacy among other amenities. 

Nearest Airports to Heraklion Airport (HER)

  • Sitia Airport (85km)
  • Crete Chania Airport (96km)
  • Santorini (Thira) Airport (121km)
  • Kasos Island Airport (157km)
  • Milos Airport (163km)

Major Airlines Operating from Heraklion Airport (HER)

  • Aegean Airlines 
  • Aeroflot
  • Air France
  • Air Moldova
  • Air Serbia
  • airBaltic
  • Alitalia 
  • Animawings
  • Arkia
  • ASL Airlines France
  • Austrian Airlines 
  • Azur Air
  • Bees Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
09-27 8,800 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
12-30 5,138 ft 164 ft Asphalt No
18-36 2,559 ft 131 ft Asphalt No

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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