On Saturday March 2, 2019 the change of the runway designators of Skiathos airport took place.
The change was made due to the shift of the magnetic north and the runway magnetic direction had become through the years 015°/195° and these values are reduced every year.
Skiathos magnetic variation is 4° 03’ EAST (as of 1/1/2013) with an annual shift of 5’ 35’’ EAST.
So the runway had to be renamed from 02/20 to 01/19.
Relevant NOTAM informs about this change:
Q) LGGG/QMRXX/IV/BO /A /000/999/3910N02330E005
A) LGSK B) 1903020700 C) PERM
E) LGSK: NEW RWY DESIGNATION MARKINGS 01/19 APPLIED.
AIRMEN INTENDING TO USE RWY 02/20 ARE CAUTIONED THAT THE
RESPECTIVE DESIGNATION MARKINGS ON PAVED THRESHOLDS ARE 01/19.
APPROACH-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES FOR RWY 02/20 ARE BEING RENAMED 01/19
Last arrival on runway 02 was Olympic Air 076 from Athens with ATR42-600 SX-OAW (photo below):
Last movement for runway 20 was the same aircraft during take-off for return flight to Athens,
Olympic Air 077 (departed runway 20)
Photos and video of remarking and paintworks below:
(Above) runway 02 repaint to 01
Before and after…
And below runway 20 and 19:
Video on skiathoslandings YouTube channel