Rhodes International Airport is the third busiest airport in Greece. This is the main entry airport for UK holidaymakers heading for beach resorts like Lardos and Pefkos. Intense competition between charter and low-cost airlines keeps fares reasonably low. The airport is just 14km from the capital Rhodes Town.
Direct flights are available during the long beach holiday season, when tour operators like Thomson and Monarch operate charter flights from airports throughout the UK. Seasonal routes often begin in March or May and end in October.
Many of the best deals are found with low-cost airline EasyJet. These routes are also seasonal, starting in March and ending in October.
The summer season sees an excellent choice of flights from a very wide range of regional airports. EasyJet currently operates routes from Liverpool and London Gatwick. Thomson fly from East Midlands, Bournemouth, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Luton, Stansted, Gatwick, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester. You should also find attractive fares from Monarch and Jet2.com. Reasonably priced flights are also available from airlines flying from London Heathrow. These usually include Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Swiss and Air Berlin.
Flights tend to be more expensive during the summer school holiday period. Many of the best deals are found in early spring and autumn. It is always worth booking as well in advance as possible.