Fraport Greece Visits Local Representatives of Kavala
Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell visited the Kavala region on Wednesday, February 15, to hold intensive meetings with local government representative as part of its ongoing stakeholder dialogue at the 14 regional airports – which will soon to be operated and developed by Fraport Greece under a 40-year concession. Kavala Airport (KVA) serves Kavala Region and the surrounding Greek province of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace.
In particular, discussions were held with Kavala Region’s deputy governor Theodoros Markopoulos, Michael Amirides, the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region’s deputy governor for tourism and external relations; as well as the mayors of Kavala, Dimitra Tsanaka, and of Nestos Municipality, Evangelos Tsompanopoulos. Zinell also met with Fraport Greece employees who have been recruited to run Kavala Airport.
At the meeting with the vice governor of Kavala Region, Fraport Greece’s Zinell also presented Nikolaos Daskalou as the designated airport manager of Kavala Airport. Discussions were characterized by an excellent atmosphere of cooperation, with both sides expressing optimism for tourist and commercial development in the entire region – where upgrades to Kavala Airport and consistent future growth would help serve as a dynamic driving force for Kavala Region.
During his Kavala meetings Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell emphasized: “Fraport Greece is here to create synergies and partnerships with the local government and authorities. Moreover, we all share the same goals of increasing passenger traffic and customer satisfaction, while creating business opportunities for the region. We are very confident of the development potential of Kavala as well as the other airports. Consequently, we have made specific plans for upgrading each airport. Along with our upfront investment of €1.2 billion to the Greek State for the 14 airports, we will be spending some €330 million to developing these gateways over the next four years. We have already recruited airport staff and are operationally ready to take up the management of the 14 airports.”