On Thursday 12th of October, Fraport Greece presented the plans for the development of Santorini airport during an event that was attended by representatives of local authorities and local stakeholders.
The event has been another opportunity for an open and productive dialogue for all the issues related to the airport’s future and the tourism development of the island in general.
Alexander Zinell, CEO Fraport Greece, stated: «We are very pleased to be here today to discuss the future of the airport of this unique island. Every year, the unparalleled beauty and scenery of Santorini offer excitement and unforgettable memories to visitors from all over the world. The uniqueness of Santorini inevitably sets the bar high: Our goal is the travel experience of every visitor to be worthy of the island’s beauty, completing its very positive image to the whole world. In a couple of years, Santorini Airport will become another key element of the island’s global reputation. The island’s potential for tourism development is enormous. Therefore, we need to create the necessary infrastructure and modernize the existing one so as to serve the modern passengers’ needs. We have already implemented significant interventions to improve the operation of the airport and we make every effort to ensure that the services offered to passengers are constantly improving. Τhe local authorities have been very supportive and we would like to thank them. Together, we will work hard, with a plan and strategy, so that Santorini has the airport it deserves”.
The plans presented by Fraport Greece include the construction of a new fire station, the expansion and remodeling of current terminal and the reorganization of the apron. The total size of the terminal will increase by 235% at 15.640 m2 with the replacement of a part of the current terminal and the construction of a new one.
Significant interventions for the improvement of services will also be implemented, including: 112% increase in Check-in stations, 100% increase baggage reclaim belts, 20% increase in the total number of gates and 250% increase in security lanes.