Fraport pushes Greek airport makeovers

Details released on Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos, Santorini
Details on Fraport Greece’s makeover plans for the airports on the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini have been released, following a meeting with South Aegean Governor Giorgos Hatzimarkos.
The four airports are among 14 in Greece (Thessaloniki, Aktion, Kavala, Chania on Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos) where the German-owned company has signed a 40-year concession for their management, operation and development.
Hatzimarkos asked that the company incorporate local communities’ objectives on tourism and the economy into its revamp plans, as the four islands are considered among the most popular Greek destinations to tourists.
He also asked Fraport Greece to proceed with improvements to the airports’ operation and appearance, prior to the implementation of the major revamping scheme.
By 2021, Fraport Greece (73.4% owned by Frankfurt-based airport operator Fraport AG, 26.6% by Copelouzos Group) should invest a minimum of €330 million in development work at the airports. Changes expected at the four airports include:
Rhodes Airport (RHO):
• Remodelling the current terminal
• Reorganizing the airport apron area
• New fire station
• 13 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 40 to 45)
• 13 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 16 to 18)
• 71 percent in the number of security-check lanes (from 7 to 12)
• 25 percent increase in the number of baggage reclaim belts (from 4 to 5)
Kos Airport (KGS)
• New terminal
• New fire station
• Refurbishing/expanding the waste water treatment plant
• 201 percent increase in the total size of the airport at 24,000 m2
• 75 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 16 to 28)
• 125 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 9)
Mykonos Airport (JMK)
• Expanding and remodelling the terminal – 50 percent increase in the total size of the terminal at 13,350 m2, with the construction of a new terminal area
• New fire station
• Reorganizing apron
• 13 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 12 to 16)
• 17 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 6 to 7)
• 25 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 4 to 5)
Santorini Airport (JTR)
• Expanding and remodelling the current terminal
• New fire station
• Reorganizing the airport apron area
• 236 percent increase in total terminal space at 15,640 m2, by replacing part of the current terminal and constructing a new terminal
• 113 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 8 to 17)
• Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 1 to 2)
• 20 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 5 to 6)
• 250 percent increase in the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 7)
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