Fraport Greece recently announced the start of a 10-million-euro project to upgrade and expand Kavala Airport “Megas Alexandros” in the northern port city.
“Within a year, Fraport Greece will completely overhaul the airport and significantly improve the passenger experience,” said Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece, during a meeting with local authorities and tourism officials at the Kavala Chamber of Commerce. During the event, executives from the company discussed a variety of topics related to the airport’s development and the region’s tourism potential.
“Kavala is an important crossroads of civilizations, as well as a gateway to some of Greece’s most important archaeological and tourist destinations,” Zinell said.
The company intends to remodel and expand the terminal building by 2,000 m2. According to Zinell, the airport will be able to provide modern amenities to passengers and ample capacity until 2026 and beyond by 2019.
“The airport is fully staffed and operational, and it can accommodate the growing number of flights that are being diverted to Kavala due to construction at Thessaloniki Airport ‘Makedonia,'” he added.
The Kavala airport renovation project will also include the installation of a cutting-edge baggage handling system as well as a remodeled and expanded fire station.
Fraport Greece currently operates 14 regional airports in Greece. By 2021, the company will have invested at least 330 million euros in airport development.