Fraport Greece recently announced a significant subsidy on charges at the 14 Greek airports under its management, ranging from 25 percent to 50 percent.
According to the airport operator, the subsidy is an incentive to encourage airlines to start their flight operations earlier or even extend them beyond the peak season at the 14 airports under Fraport’s management.
“Extending the tourist season is a national objective. Since taking over the management of the 14 airports, promoting the destinations we serve in foreign markets and reducing seasonality have been our strategic priorities,” said George Vilos, the Executive Director, Commercial & Business Development of Fraport Greece.
The incentive will be effective from October 2023 and will cover the months of October, November, March 2024 and April 2024.
“In response to the demands of airlines and local communities, we have designed new development incentives to effectively support the national effort in attracting additional tourists during the months of low demand,” he added.
The initiative builds upon a program introduced by Fraport Greece in 2018. Still in effect, the program focuses on the introduction of new international routes during the winter months.
Fraport Greece handles the airports at three mainland gateways in Greece (Thessaloniki, Aktion, and Kavala) and on 11 Greek islands (Chania on Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos).