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Fraport Steps in as Manager at 14 Greek Airports

Fraport Greece is taking over the 40-year management of 14 regional airports across Greece and plans to proceed with renovation and construction works.

Regional Greek Airport Hand-over to Fraport Stalls

The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to German transport company Fraport has been delayed with a potential due date set for mid-March.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Four Out of Europe’s Top 10 Worst Airports are in Greece

Four out of the 10 airports in Europe voted as being the worst in 2016 are in Greece, according to travel site sleepinginairports.net.

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.

Media Talk Says India Entity Eyeing Kasteli Airport

India-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd may be submitting a bid for the Kasteli airport, to be constructed on the island of Crete, according to the latest media reports.

Fraport Presents New Charges System at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport

Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport, to manage 14 regional airports across Greece, recently presented a new airport charges system at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport, which it said will become the company’s flagship.

Promoting Greece Top Priority for Fraport Airports Manager

Promoting Greece into a leading destination is at the top of Frankfurt-based transport group Fraport’s agenda after taking over the management of 14 regional airports across the country late last year, said its CEO Stefan Schulte.

Come and Get It: Greek Hotels, Sites, Islands Up for Grabs, ‘Guardian’ Reveals

“It could be a shopping list for the scenery in a movie - rather than a list of possessions that Athens is under immense pressure to offload,” the Guardian says, referring to an asset portfolio of some 71,000 properties now under the newly established Hellenic Holdings and...

Fraport to Officially Take Over Operations at Greek Regional Airports at End of 2016

German transport company Fraport expects to officially take over the operations at 14 regional airports in Greece at the end of this year, after obtaining the necessary permits and solving some technical issues, according to the company’s CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Fraport Airports Management Visits Skiathos, Touches Base

Within its recent series of visits to the 14 regions in Greece where German transport company Fraport will operate the local airports, a management team visited the Sporades island of Skiathos to touch base ahead of the launch of operations there next year.

Assets Fund Says Airports Deal to Boost Greek Coffers by €14bn

State coffers are set to get a much-needed boost to the tune of 14 billion euros following the privatization of 14 regional airports late last year, the Greek assets fund said on Monday.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Busy with 4-year Expansion Plan

Works are set to get under way across the network of 14 regional airports that Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport took over late last year in a privatization deal that brought a total of 1.2 billion euros to Greek state coffers.

Aegean VP Says Airports Deal a Step in the Right Direction

The privatization agreement between the government and consortium Fraport-Slentel for the 40-year management of 14 regional airports in Greece, which was finalized on Monday, is a step in the right direction, the vice president of the country’s biggest carrier, Aegean, said.

Greek Airports Deal to Go Down in Black and White

The privatization agreement between the government and German contractor Fraport-Slentel for the management of 14 regional airports in Greece is set to be finalized in 10 days.

Athens Airport Hosts Third ACES Event for Aviation Family

More than 140 top executives from air transport, the financial sector and the tourism industry attended the 3rd Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium (ACES – Athens) last week, an Athens International Airport (AIA) initiative hosted in the Greek capital annually.

Germany’s Fraport Expects Airport Deal with Greece to be Completed in Q4 2016

Greece's airport deal with Frankfurt-based Fraport is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the transport company's CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Greece Assets Fund Pushing Privatization Projects

Greece’s assets fund is moving ahead with projects that have been put on hold since the elections in January, with top priorities the privatization of a 30 percent share of Athens International Airport (AIA) and 14 regional airports.

Minister Says NSRF Funds Won’t Be Lost, Airports Deal in March

Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis reassured reporters on Wednesday, that capital controls will soon be lifted, liquidity is improving and the privatization of 14 airports will most likely be completed in March.