Fraport Greece completes regional airports revamp ahead of schedule

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Airport operator Fraport Greece has completed a major four-year infrastructure development program at its 14 regional airports three months ahead of schedule.

The airport development program was launched in April 2017, in tandem with the commencement of the company’s concession for managing 11 island and three mainland airports across Greece.

Despite various challenges, Fraport Greece states that construction works advanced successfully throughout the first three years, including the peak summer travel periods – and even continued during the pandemic. In January 2021, Fraport Greece concluded the last of the construction works for the 14 airports – well ahead of the April 2021 contractual deadline.

The €440m (US$532m) airport development program has significantly transformed these airports. In particular, five new terminals have been constructed, while five more have been expanded and modernized, with four other terminals significantly upgraded. All of the airports have also been equipped with new baggage handling and security detection systems.

Marking the official completion of the construction program, Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell remarked, “The completion of this emblematic, €440m (US$532m) construction program on the dawn of 2021 fills me with pride and optimism. Our upgrading of the 14 regional airports during the last four years has given Greece 14 new, passenger-friendly airports. These airports will serve as a catalyst for re-starting the vital Greek tourist industry. I am confident that these new state-of-the-art airport facilities will fully welcome and satisfy travelers wishing to explore the beauties of this magnificent country.”

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