Skiathos International Airport “Alexandros Papadiamantis” (JSI) is located approximately 3 km from Skiathos town center. It was named after the world famous Skiathos writer Alexandros Papadiamantis and was inaugurated in 1972. While the Skiathos heliport was still in operation, the first flights began in 1973. The first helicopter to fly to Skiathos is currently in an aeronautical museum in the United Kingdom.
The first terminal was opened for use in 1992, and underwent renovations in 2002, while the construction of a second terminal was being completed.
In December 2015, a 40-year concession agreement of Skiathos International Airport was signed with FRAPORT.
The airport runway is 1,628 meters in length, while the downhill treadmill makes it appear to be shorter. This southernmost point is not visible from the landing point of view of the plane landing.
Aircrafts landing, pass east of Skiathos and just above the coastal road outside the airport’s borders. This proximity has made this location a favorite attraction among aircraft photographers and tourists for plane-spotting. The Skiathos landing strip has been nicknamed The European St Maartin, due to its similar proximity to the sea. Very close by is the church of Agios Ioannis, which you can visit before leaving the island.