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Fraport Greece completes four-year construction programme for 14 Greek Regional Airports

Fraport Greece announced the completion of a four-year infrastructure development program at 14 regional airports in Greece. The total value of the program reached €440 mln.

Athens, Greece: 10 February 2021

The airport development program started in April 2017. According to Fraport, construction works advanced successfully throughout the first three years, including the peak summer travel periods, and continued during the pandemic. The last construction ended in January 2021.

The airport development program has transformed 14 airports by:

  • Delivering 5 brand new terminals;

  • Expanding and modernising 5 existing terminals;

  • Upgrading 4 other terminals.

Construction projects at airside operational areas of the regional airports included:

  • Renovating 12 runways;

  • Improving ramp areas;

  • Constructing and renovating 12 fire stations.

Construction projects were completed first at the airports of Zakynthos, Chania (Crete) and Kavala:

  • At Zakynthos, refurbishing and remodeling the terminal made it possible to increase the number of check-in counters and security checkpoints by 35% and 150%, respectively.

  • The terminal at Chania was completely modernised, while the number of gates increased by 25% and security checkpoints doubled.

· On the Greek mainland, Kavala’s Megas Alexandros Airport received a similar refurbishment, as well as more than 1,900 square meter expansion.

A 2,500 sq.m. expansion was completed at Aktion Airport’s terminal. This expansion provided extra space for twice as many security checkpoints, 14 check-in counters, and 7 departure gates.

On the island of Samos, the airport terminal was modernised and expanded by over 1,500 sq.m.

At Skiathos Airport, the terminal has been completely refurbished and enlarged by nearly 2,200 sq.m.

The following changes has been made within the scope of the project:

  • Odysseas Elytis Airport in Mytilene has now a new terminal with over 7,100 sq.m.

  • The new terminal at Kefalonia Anna Pollatou Airport offers some 10,700 sq.m. of space for passenger comfort.

  • The terminal of Mykonos Airport has been redesigned and is now bigger by 50%.

  • Rhodes Airport has been upgraded to offer world-class services: the terminal has a larger check-in area, plus more security checkpoints and baggage belts.

  • Corfu’s Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport opened a new terminal with nearly 10,400 sq.m. of new space.

  • At Kos Airport, the new passenger terminal now offers more than 23,000 sq.m. of space and new apron area.

  • Santorini Airport’s terminal has been redeveloped and now offers over 15,000 sq.m. space.

According to Fraport Greece, final construction works were completed at Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport, the largest airport in Fraport Greece's portfolio. This €100 million development has created a new terminal complex to rival Europe's most popular airports. The new terminal is linked via skyway bridges to the redesigned existing terminal. More check-in space, twice as many departure gates, and a wide range of attractive restaurant and shopping facilities now shape a completely new environment at the international gateway to Greece’s second largest city.

Marking the official completion of the construction program, Fraport Greece CEO, Alexander Zinell, said:

“The completion of this emblematic, €440-million construction program on the dawn of 2021 fills me with pride and optimism. Our upgrading of the 14 regional airports during the last four years has given Greece 14 new, passenger-friendly airports. These airports will serve as a catalyst for re-starting the vital Greek tourist industry. I am confident that these new state-of-the-art airport facilities will fully welcome and satisfy travelers wishing to explore the beauties of this magnificent country.”

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Fraport Greece. 10 February 2021

Greek Travel Pages. 10 February 2021

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