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Revamp of Greek Regional Airports to Begin in November

Airport on Mykonos.

Fraport GreeceFollowing the Greek Transport Ministry’s approval in late September of Fraport Greece’s master plans for the development and upgrade of 14 Greek regional airports, works are expected to begin in early November.

The first phase of the German-Greek consortium’s investment plan sees some 400 million euros being invested for development and upgrading works at the airports by 2021.

Works to begin at Mykonos airport

Impression of Mykonos airport.

Impression of Mykonos airport.

Works are scheduled to begin at the airport on Mykonos, the gateway to one of Greece’s most popular island destinations in the Cyclades.

The airport on Mykonos, which this year so far has recorded a 33.6 percent increase of the aircraft it serves and a 19.3 percent growth in passenger traffic, will be closed from November 16 to the end of the same month in order for works to take place on the airport’s runway.

Impression of Mykonos airport.

Impression of Mykonos airport.

The airport’s full revamp will include expanding and remodeling the terminal – 50 percent increase in the total size of the terminal at 13,350 m2, with the construction of a new terminal area; new fire station; reorganizing apron; 33 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 12 to 16); 17 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 6 to 7) and 25 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 5).

Traffic at the 14 Fraport-run airports grew by 11.4 percent to some 4.2 million passengers in September 2017.

Fraport Greece, the consortium of Fraport and Slentel (a unit of Greek energy Copelouzos Group), inked a 40-year contract in December 2015 with the Greek state to manage the airports at 14 regions across Greece that include three mainland gateways (ThessalonikiAktion, and Kavala) and 11 airports on Greek islands (Chania on Crete, KefaloniaKosMykonosLesvosRhodesSamosSantoriniSkiathos and Zakynthos).

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