Fraport Greece will invest 30.5 million euros to develop Kos “Hippocrates” International Airport, the company’s CEO, Alexander Zinel, informed on Monday while presenting the company’s revamp plans for the airport, during an event on the island.
The plans for the airport of Kos unveiled by Zinel include the construction of a new terminal, a new fire station and the refurbishment and extension of the sewage treatment facilities.
The area of the terminal will be increased by 188 percent — amounting to a total of 24,100 m2.
“The last few years have been very challenging for the island and its people. From their unequivocal support to those that crossed the Aegean looking for a safe haven to their courageous handling of the catastrophic earthquake earlier this year, the people of Kos have demonstrated their perseverance and strength, while striving to maximize the island’s full growth potential,” Zinel said.
“This is why we are here. To support Kos’ tourism by investing 30.5 million euros in a brand-new modern airport – three times bigger than today’s facility,” he added.
Moreover, significant interventions will be made to improve the quality of the services offered at Kos’ airport, including a 75 percent increase of check-in desks and a 125 percent increase of security checkpoints.
The aim is for works at the airport to be completed by the summer of 2020.
“We want to welcome more tourists and offer modern services, while making every moment of their stay on this beautiful island a memorable one,” Fraport Greece’s CEO said.
Aiming to strengthen ties with all regional stakeholders, Fraport Greece will be hosting a series of events in all 14 destinations that its airports serve.