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Upgrade Works
As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece realized a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports. The company’s plan included immediate projects and development works for upgrading the airports’ facilities, which contribute significantly to improving the overall customer travel experience, while responding to the expected increase in passenger traffic.

Fraport Greece launched the airport development program in April 2017, in tandem with the start-up of its concession for managing eleven island and three mainland airports across Greece. Despite various challenges, construction works advanced successfully throughout the first three years, including the peak summer travel periods – and even continued during the pandemic; having to overcome many difficulties and challenges. In January 2021, Fraport Greece concluded the last of the construction works for the 14 airports – well ahead of the April 2021 contractual deadline.

Fraport Greece’s innovative €440 million airport development program has significantly transformed these airports. In particular, Fraport Greece has delivered five brand new terminals, expanded and modernized five existing terminals, and upgraded four other terminals. Construction projects at airside operational areas of the regional airports included renovating 12 runways, improving ramp areas, and constructing and renovating 12 fire stations. All of the airports have also been equipped with new state-of-the-art baggage handling and security detection systems.

Zakynthos Airport

  • Refurbishing and remodeling of terminal
  • HBS inline screening
  • Refurbishing of Air Traffic Control tower (ACT)
  • New fire station
  • Relocation of transformers and generators
  • Reorganizing the airport apron area at the landing-take-off parking areas
  • Refurbishing the airside pavement at the airport’s entrance and car park
  • New safety and storage station
  • 33 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 15 to 20)
  • 150 percent increase in the number of security lanes (from 2 to 5)

Stakeholder engagement meetings
In an event held on February 14th 2018 in Zakynthos, Fraport Greece presented to the local community, representatives of local authorities, local tourism stakeholders and local media its analytical construction plans for the development of Zakynthos airport. In the context of taking over the management and operation of the 14 regional airports on April 11th, Fraport Greece held a round of nationwide stakeholder engagement events during which Fraport Greece presented its plans for all airports.

During the Q&A session the key issues that emerged regarding the Zakynthos airport were the following:
• Request for exemption of all airport related charges by the local aeroclub
• Enquires about the airports ability to serve additional numbers of passengers
• Potential plans for expansion of the runway
• Plans for flight connections with new destinations

Stakeholder Engagement Presentation can be viewed here
Note: The technical specifications mentioned at the Stakeholder Engagement presentations, were valid on the day of the presentation and may have changed.

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