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Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Samos Airport. Photo © Daniel541, Wikimedia Commons

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority on Friday awarded the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airport certificates to the 14 Greek regional airports that are operated and managed by Fraport Greece.

The certification officially confirms that the regional airports of Thessaloniki, Kefalonia, Corfu, Kavala, Aktion/Preveza, Chania, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kos, Lesvos, Samos, Santorini and Skiathos meet the latest and strictest European aviation standards in the area of equipment and aviation safety.

The EASA certification ensures the safety of infrastructure (corridors etc.) and operational processes (fire safety etc) of the regional airports, which serve international passenger traffic. The certificates also confirm the high level of services provided at the airports.

The safety certificates were awarded to the airports by Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority Governor Konstantinos Linzerakos.

EASA is an EU agency established in 2002 with the mandate to issue implementing flight safety rules and approve airworthiness standards through certification. Headquartered in Cologne, the agency currently counts 32 member states (28 EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein).

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  1. Dr.Dr.Sack Reply

    Dear ladies and sirs,

    after todays experience in the overcrowded waiting area for departure at airport Kos, i think it is impossible to ensure the fire safety in this part of the airport. i disbelieve that this in accordance with EASA requirements.
    best regards

    • John Reply

      Why are you saying this?

      All international airports, including the one in Kos, are obliged to follow fire safety rules and to have the necessary safety equipment in case of fire emergency.

      Overcrowded waiting areas are a problem during the busy summer months, but that doesn’t mean the fire safety is not present.

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