At a well-attended event which took place on Wednesday, 29th November, Fraport Greece presented its plans for the development of Kos “Hippocrates” International Airport.
The event was attended by the island’s government representatives and local stakeholders, who discussed with company officials a range of issues that concern the future of the airport and the island’s tourism development in general.
Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinell said: “It is a great pleasure being here today in the beautiful island of Kos. 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.”
This is why we are here. To support Kos’ tourism by investing €30.5 million in a brand-new modern airport – three times bigger than today’s facility. We are very pleased and proud that our development plans have been warmly greeted by the local authorities and stakeholders. Alongside them, we want to welcome more tourists and offer modern services, while making every moment of their stay on this beautiful island a memorable one. “Our goal is to welcome the island’s visitors in a brand-new terminal in the summer of 2020, an airport that both Kos and its citizens rightfully deserve.”
The plans unveiled by Fraport Greece include the construction of a new terminal, a new fire station and the refurbishment and extension of the sewage treatment facilities. The area of the terminal will be increased by 188% – amounting to a total of 24,100 m2.
Meanwhile, significant interventions will be made to improve the quality of the services offered, including a 75% increase of check-in desks and a 125% increase of security checkpoints.
In order to strengthen ties and to develop a relationship of trust and transparency with all regional stakeholders, Fraport Greece will be hosting a series of events in all fourteen areas that its airports serve.