Legal services provider AirHelp has proceeded with the assessment of 14 regional airports in Greece run by Fraport for the June 15-August 16 period.
According to the evaluation report which takes into consideration number of departing flights, number of cancelled or flights delayed for over three hours, number of passenger compensations and percentage of flights operating without delay or cancellation, seven out of 10 Fraport airports saw the percentage of flights departing on time drop.
At the same time, the largest increase in the number of outbound flights, up by 500, was recorded at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia airport, which also saw its “on time” rating improve by 7.39 percent.
Other airports recording an increase in the number of outbound flights were Zakynthos with 353 additional flights, Mykonos with 197, and Santorini with 176 compared to the same period last year.
In the meantime, passengers at seven Fraport-run airports had to deal with more delays compared to last year. Indicatively, Kefalonia airport saw an 8.88 percent decline in its “on time” performance rating, Rhodes was down by 8.29 percent, Kos by 6.95 percent, Corfu by 5.74 percent, Santorini by 4.95 percent and Mykonos by 3.17 percent.
Chania airport marked a 0.03 percent improvement in “on time” performance with an additional 58 flights and Lesvos airport added 11 flights and saw a 3.60 percent rise in “on time” performance.
Frankfurt-based Fraport Group inked a 40-year contract in December last year to manage with its Greek partner energy firm Copelouzos the airports at 14 regions across Greece that include three mainland gateways (Thessaloniki, Aktion, and Kavala) and 11 airports on Greek islands (Chania on Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos).
AirHelp provides legal services to airline passengers who have experienced a flight cancellation, delay or overbooking when traveling into or out of the European Union.