Fraport Greece to modernise Kos Airport

7 December 2017 (Last Updated December 8th, 2017 12:31)

Fraport Greece is set to invest €30.5m to develop Kos International Airport.

Fraport Greece to modernise Kos Airport
(Left to right) Kos Airport manager George Mastrodimitriou, Fraport Greece project director Rolf Klitscher, Fraport Greece PR manager Yannis Papazoglou, Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell. Credit: Fraport Greece.

Fraport Greece is set to invest €30.5m to develop Kos International Airport.

Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinel announced the company’s revamp plans for the airport, during an event on the Kos island.

Zinell said: “The last few years have been very challenging for the island and its people.

“From their unequivocal support to those that crossed the Aegean looking for a safe haven to their courageous handling of the catastrophic earthquake earlier this year, the people of Kos have demonstrated their perseverance and strength, while striving to maximise the island’s full growth potential.”

The modernisation of the airport is expected to support the local tourism industry.

“Our goal is to welcome the island’s visitors to a brand-new terminal in the summer of 2020, an airport that both Kos and its citizens rightfully deserve.”

Under the new plans, a new terminal and a fire station will be built. The sewage treatment facilities of the airport will be renovated and extended.

Upon completion, the area of the terminal is expected to increase by 188% to 24,100m2.

The airport’s check-in desks and security checkpoints will also be increased to improve the quality of services.

Zinell added: “Our goal is to welcome the island’s visitors to a brand-new terminal in the summer of 2020, an airport that both Kos and its citizens rightfully deserve.”

Fraport Greece plans to host a series of events in all 14 areas served by its airports, in order to strengthen ties and develop a relationship of transparency with all regional stakeholders.

Fraport Greece is a subsidiary of the German airport operator Fraport.