Fraport Greece has started the implementation of major works for the development and upgrade of the Kefalonia ‘Anna Pollatou’ Airport.
Works included repairing of the ATC tower, the existing main building, the replacement of the Flight Information Display Screens (FIDS units), as well as cleaning of the airside main drainage ditches.
Other works that have already started included major runway pavement upgrades.
Fraport Greece is replacing both the runway and the airport apron with new high-resistance asphalt layers as the runway edges have exceeded their lifecycle and its centre has smoothness and friction problems.
The new apron and runway markings will also comply with the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification requirements.
During the runway upgrade works, Kefalonia Airport will operate with limited runway functional length until 20 December this year.
Expected to be completed by 2019, the project will see the demolition of the existing terminal and construction of a new one of 10.652m², and a new Airport Rescue Firefighting Station (ARFF).
Additionally, an automatic security check system (HBS inline screening system) will be installed for inspection of passenger luggage.
With regard to the increase of airport’s capacity, the check-in counters will be increased by 71%, while the airport’s gates will be increased to six instead of the current three.
The security and control spots are also set to reach four from the existing two.