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Viewpoint – Regional Airports: All for One and One for All

"Australia has the most successful concession model in the world... In the Greek case, the country’s three busiest airports -- Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Hania – are all being handed over to one investor with the government as the other competitor." - Opinion editorial by Takis...

Greek Airports Among Europe’s Top Performers in November

Greece’s airports were among Europe’s best performers in November 2014, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

Greece 11-Month Passenger Numbers Up to 43 Million

Greek airports recorded increased air traffic in 2014 with a total of 43 million passengers making their way through Greek airports from January to November, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

German Fraport Calls on Greece to Respect Airport Contract

Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport is calling on Greece to honor a 1.2 billion euro deal set to close in October, for the management of 14 regional airports.

Mykonos, Kalamata Airports Top Europe Passenger Growth List

Greece is ranked sixth among 43 countries for the highest growth in passenger numbers in 2014, according to anna.aero’s (Airline Network News and Analysis) airport report released recently.

Ryanair Says ‘No’ to Privatization of Greece’s Regional Airports

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair said it was against the privatization of Greece’s local airports, proposing instead that the Greek government announce a new bid which will have the increase in passenger traffic as a prerequisite.

Greek Government Reviews Regional Airports Deal

The Greek government is expected to stick to its commitment to its international lenders and go ahead with privatization projects already underway, which includes renegotiating the agreement with Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport to run 14 regional airports.

Privatization of Greek Airports, Ports Pick Up Pace?

The privatization of Greece’s airports and docks, a subject of controversy over the past few months, is said to be proceeding full speed ahead.

German Fraport Airport Contract Still Up in the Air

The Greek government has put a 1.2 billion euro deal with Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport for the management of 14 regional airports on hold, citing the need to re-examine the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Charter Flights to Greece’s Regional Airports Drop Slightly

The number of charter flights to six regional airports in Greece, has dropped by 2 percent, according to a Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) report released last week.

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Announce 4hr Work Stoppage on Aug 5

Greece’s air traffic controllers announced late on Wednesday, that they will hold a work stoppage on August 5 between 2pm and 6pm. Threaten with more action.

Athens Airport Among Europe’s Top Performers in July

Athens International Airport (AIA) was among Europe’s best performers in July 2015, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

Airport Traffic Growth Boosts Greece Ground Handling Services

Increased incoming passenger traffic at Athens, Mykonos and Santorini airports has given ground handling services a much needed boost in the first seven months of 2015, according to data released recently by Infobank Hellastat.

Four Greek Airports Blacklisted, Aegean VP Calls for Upgrades

"2015 was the worst year with regard to operations and functionality of Greece’s airports", Aegean Airlines Vice President Eftychios Vassilakis said while speaking at SETE's 14th Greek Tourism Confederation conference. Meanwhile, four Greek regional airports have been listed...

Athens Airport Among Top Europe Performers in September

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the Top 5 European facilities demonstrating the highest growth in September, according to a monthly traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.