Fraport Greece, which is responsible for maintaining, operating, managing, upgrading and developing 14 regional airports in Greece, has unveiled the design of the new Mykonos Airport.

The design of the airport combines modern architecture with the traditional style of the Cyclades.

Mykonos Airport has undergone a series of expansions since its opening in 1971 and the objective of the architectural teams at K-Studio and Betaplan was to design a façade with special reference to the morphological principles of Mykonian architecture, while meeting the requirements of a modern day airport terminal.

The design approach has been inspired by the Aegean pigeon houses, traditional samples of Aegean architecture, and combines the tradition of Mykonos with its modern side.

The airport, which will be completed in 2021, will be a continuation of the aesthetics and landscape architecture inviting travellers and users to begin their exploration of the island through the airport.

In addition to the refurbishment of the terminal, Fraport Greece’s plans for Mykonos Airport include a 2,000m² extension to the northern side of the existing building, which will host the airport’s new arrivals area, and an expansion of the existing building by another 500m² to create more gates.

The plans also include the complete remodelling and refurbishment of all airport areas, the creation of new retail and food and beverage areas, and the complete refurbishment of sanitary facilities.

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Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell said: “We are particularly proud of the architectural design of the new Mykonos Airport, which combines the vision of the company with the unique features of the Myconian lifestyle.

“This new architectural approach is the result of a continuous dialogue with the local community.

“The new Mykonos Airport in 2021 will be a prominent symbol of Cycladic architecture. To date, we have implemented a series of upgrades on an operational level, while construction is ongoing during the high-season.

“With a total investment of €25m, Mykonos Airport will become one of the most modern airports in Greece, a worthy gateway to this outstanding island.”