The airports in Athens and Heraklion, Crete, are among the 75 airports in Europe that have been called to follow a set of EU rules on airport charges as mentioned in a directive launched in 2011 by the European Commission.
The 2014 arrival forecast for Greece is still set at 19 million tourists, despite a drop in arrivals of Russian and Ukrainian visitors, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) said in an announcement on 12 August.
The bidding process for the Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until May 6, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis announced this week, citing the “complexity”of the project.
The bidding process for the financing, construction and operation of the new Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until June 27, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said, adding that six parties have thus far expressed interest.
GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) submitted a binding offer - jointly with Greek infrastructure company GEK Terna Group - last week, for the development, operation and management of the new Kastelli international airport in Heraklion, Crete.