The project for improving and expanding infrastructure at the new airport on the Greek island of Paros has secured funding of over 43 million euros by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSFR).
According to an announcement by the Paros Municipality, the project has been included in the “Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020″ program and foresees:
- The creation of infrastructure for aeronautical services including a new terminal of 12,000sqm, featuring a luggage management system; a visual flight announcement system; airport common use terminal equipment (CUTE) for passenger procedures; and electronic equipment.
- Airport security booths.
- A permanent sewage treatment plant.
- Landscaping works and the development of a road network within the airport.
- The expansion of the aircraft parking area and the runway.
- The construction of a new control tower and a fire station.
- The creation of duty free shops, restaurants, offices and parking areas for commercial use.
The project also foresees archaeological research in the area.
The Greek Transport Ministry will soon launch a tender in order for the project to begin next summer and completed by the end of 2023.
“With this project, the new airport of Paros will be transformed into a transportation hub in the center of the Cyclades. The island will be further enhanced as a tourism destination, as it will attract more airlines and flights, providing thousands of visitors with an upgraded passenger experience,” the municipality said.
The municipality expects the upgraded airport to attract new investment for sustainable development on the island. New jobs are also expected to be created both during works and after the airport’s completion.
Moreover, residents of Paros will have direct access to health and civil services on mainland Greece.