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Offline Ian_E

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #75 on: Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 @ 10:29:05 »
The interesting bit on the web site it says there is free wifi now...

Anyone confirm ?

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« Reply #76 on: Thursday, 20 April, 2017 @ 10:13:46 »
There is also a security guard checking cars that are parked at the airport and especially people who park up and take a flight and leave the car there for days. Also I think checking on hire cars that are left there for collection at night and taking all the spaces for people who need to park to pick up arriving passengers.Don't think any action will be taken yet but notices put on the windscreens.
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« Reply #77 on: Friday, 21 April, 2017 @ 12:17:20 »
There is also a security guard checking cars that are parked at the airport and especially people who park up and take a flight and leave the car there for days. Also I think checking on hire cars that are left there for collection at night and taking all the spaces for people who need to park to pick up arriving passengers.Don't think any action will be taken yet but notices put on the windscreens.

It is about time they did something about the inconsiderate people who use the parking spaces for days/weeks while they are away. I am sure the new airport operator will do something about this and the hire cars, but it might take a while yet.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #78 on: Sunday, 23 April, 2017 @ 10:22:09 »
http://www.inkefalonia.gr/toyrismos/52024-afksiseis-fotia-gia-tis-epixeiriseis-sto-aerodromio-tis-kefalonias-me-to-perasma-sti-fraport

Fancy that, they are putting the prices up, there is already a number of empty units, they might get a few more...

"Increases starting at 1,500 euros per month and reach even much higher prices. For example, a car rental company will have to pay monthly rent significantly higher than the approximately 3,500 euro paid in the past, while you have to give a percentage of the turnover of the FRAPORT! Πηγή: www.inkefalonia.gr"

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #79 on: Thursday, 04 May, 2017 @ 08:27:57 »
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Zinell said Fraport Greece plans to build five new terminal stations in the next four years, among them Corfu, adding: “It is not necessary to have new airport facilities everywhere, but in the next four years we will build five new terminal stations and Corfu will be among them. At the same time, we will make dramatic changes to the remaining airports to bring them to a whole new level”.

https://www.thenationalherald.com/160512/fraport-greece-presents-plans-corfu-airport/

I wonder how Fraport will feel about Kefalonia Airport's resident dog? I hope she doesn't get evicted.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #80 on: Thursday, 04 May, 2017 @ 10:55:17 »
Do we start the petition now?

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« Reply #81 on: Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 @ 15:22:15 »
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Amendment ratifying Fraport regional airports agreement tabled in Parliament
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/164255/Amendment-ratifying-Fraport-regional-airports-agreement-tabled-in-Parliament

First, sign agreement. Then get Parliament's approval. Way it reads to me.

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« Reply #82 on: Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 @ 19:25:30 »
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Hellenic Duty Free Shops (HDFS) has revealed it is motivated by plans to modernise its other stores in the country after showcasing its Schengen duty-free store and store boutiques at Athens International airport late last month.

HDFS signed an agreement with Fraport Greece for a 30-year contract in March, covering 14 Greek airports including... Kefalonia.

Hellenic Duty Free Shops CEO George Velentzas told DFNIonline the agreement will allow the retailer to “design spacious, stylish and wide product-variety stores”, as it was not satisfied it was able to provide to the airports due to space constraints.

“To many of the 14 airports the situation up to today is unacceptable. You cannot actually set up a decent store in 40-50sq m of commercial space, as in locations like Mykonos and Santorini airports. This will offer us an opportunity for development.”
http://www.dfnionline.com/latest-news/retail/hellenic-looks-modernise-stores-greece-athens-launch-15-06-2017/


Think it's HDFS who already operate the 'duty paid' shop in Kef airport but sounds as though they want to expand it. I've heard Kef airport will be getting a Goody's Burger House / Flocafe / Everest

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #83 on: Friday, 23 June, 2017 @ 20:28:10 »
Wot... all of them?!

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #84 on: Thursday, 31 August, 2017 @ 20:19:06 »
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AirHelp Assesses Greek Airports Under Fraport Management

Kefalonia airport saw an 8.88 percent decline in its “on time” performance rating
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/08/30/airhelp-assesses-greek-airports-fraport-management

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #85 on: Tuesday, 05 September, 2017 @ 23:07:11 »
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Siemens to upgrade baggage handling systems at 13 Greek airports

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has been contracted to modernize the baggage handling systems at 13 out of the 14 regional airports operated by Fraport Greece.

To thoroughly modernize the baggage handling systems, Siemens is installing equipment including the latest VarioBelt conveyors, vertical sortation units (VSUs) and horizontal diverting units (HDU). Siemens is integrating Standard 3 x-ray equipment for hold baggage screening (HBS) to further improve security. The scope of delivery also includes smart SCADA software for monitoring and controlling the technical processes. Apart from that, passengers will benefit from modern, attractive check-ins in the departures areas and ergonomic VarioCarousel baggage reclaims in the arrival halls.
http://www.passengerterminaltoday.com/viewnews.php?NewsID=87129

From what I can make out, Kef is one of the 13

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #86 on: Wednesday, 06 September, 2017 @ 08:35:05 »
What a surprise, contracts being given to German companies.


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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #88 on: Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 @ 20:20:06 »
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Greece's relevant minister on Tuesday took aim at one of only a handful of landmark privatizations finalized under the current leftist-rightist coalition government's watch, saying the consortium that took over 14 regional airports hasn't done a better job so far than the previous state-run managements.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1275653/minister-rails-over-fraports-management-of-14-recently-privatized-airports-company-issues-point-by-point-denial

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #89 on: Monday, 06 November, 2017 @ 12:33:08 »
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Fraport Greece Airports Boost Parent Company Profits

Fraport Greece has boosted German operator Fraport’s turnover by approximately 181.4 million euros since April, when it took over 14 regional airports, the company said on Thursday.

Of the 14 regional airports, Mykonos recorded the largest increase in traffic in the nine-month period at 19.3 percent, followed by Kos (18.5 percent). Zakynthos (16.4 percent), Samos (14.7 percent), Kefalonia (13.7 percent), Thessaloniki (13.3 percent), Kavala (12.2 percent) and Santorini (12 percent).
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/11/03/fraport-greece-airports-boost-parent-company-profits

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #90 on: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 @ 22:49:22 »
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Fraport Greece has launched the development works at Kefalonia "Anna Pollatou" airport

Major works on the runway’s pavement, the ATC Tower and the airport’s main building are in progress. Project expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, with the construction of the new Terminal.

21.11.2017

Following Mykonos airport, Fraport Greece has started the implementation of major works for the development and upgrade of the Kefalonia airport.

The works that have already started include: a) the repair of the ATC tower, b) repairs on the existing main building (waterproofing, walls, foundation etc.), c) the replacement of the Flight Information Display Screens (FIDS units), d) cleaning of the airside main drainage ditches, e) major runway pavement upgrade works.

As the edges of the runway have exceeded their life cycle and the center of the runway has smoothness and friction problems, Fraport Greece is proceeding with the replacement of both the runway and the airport apron with new high resistance asphalt layers. Moreover, the new apron and runway markings would comply to the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification requirements.

Taking into consideration the needs of the runway’s upgrading works, Kefalonia airport will operate with limited runway functional length until the 20th December 2017. The airport’s operation will not be interrupted as the part of the runway that remains functional, has the capacity to serve all the expected types of airplanes.

The project is expected to be completed until the summer of 2019 and includes:

    Demolition of the existing terminal and construction of a new one of 10.652 m2
    The construction of a new Airport Rescue Firefighting Station (ARFF)
    The installation of an automatic security check system for inspection of passenger luggage
      (HBS inline screening system)
    A new Wastewater Treatment Plant and relocation of the water and sanitation system
    Landscaping

Regarding the increase of airport’s capacity, the check-in counters will be increased by 71% (12 instead of 7 existing today), while the airport’s gates double (6 instead of 3 today). The security and control spots will reach 4 from 2 today.
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greece-has-launched-the-development-works-at-kefalonia-anna-pollatou-airport

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #91 on: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 11:24:27 »
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Fraport Greece has launched the development works at Kefalonia "Anna Pollatou" airport

Major works on the runway’s pavement, the ATC Tower and the airport’s main building are in progress.
Project expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, with the construction of the new Terminal.


Additional check-in desks, and a doubling of security check points, is a long overdue upgrade.
But no specific mention of addressing the squeezing of a quart into a pint pot, that is the current departure lounge experience.

Hopefully, the new terminal building mentioned will address this issue. Time will tell.
With a projected "Summer 2019" end to the upgrades it's fingers crossed time for 2018 travel



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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #92 on: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 15:17:23 »
I didn't see any special arrangements made for Bella the airport dog  :hmm:

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #93 on: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 18:47:43 »
Is that the security person who looks like Eddie Izzard?