Paros Airport is an important infrastructure project that will contribute to tourism and the economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said from the Cycladic island of Paros on Friday during the inauguration of the new airport there.
The new airport of Paros, expected to handle four times the traffic and contribute to an increase in tourism, strengthen the local economy and create new jobs, is set to open its doors and be fully operational on July 25.
Six regional airports in Greece will get EU funding to the tune of 197 million euros towards their upgrade under the EU Infrastructure Investment Plan, the Greek Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry announced.
The Greek government is examining the possibility of a second round of airport concessions to be undertaken by a new body which will oversee the use and management of state property previously controlled by the finance ministry.
Travelers flying across Greece will be forced to re-schedule as regional airports will be facing disruptions on Friday, January 8, due to 24-hour strike called by the Federation οf Associations οf Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
Local campaigners “Fly to Volos” are again calling on the Greek government and relevant authorities to tap into the tourism potential of the region by making use of the infrastructure at the Nea Anchialos Airport in Volos, central Greece.
Greece’s assets fund is moving ahead with projects that have been put on hold since the elections in January, with top priorities the privatization of a 30 percent share of Athens International Airport (AIA) and 14 regional airports.
The Greek government is expected to stick to its commitment to its international lenders and go ahead with privatization projects already underway, which includes renegotiating the agreement with Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport to run 14 regional airports.