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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday, 07 March, 2017 @ 08:30:20 »
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ATHENS, March 6 (Reuters) - Fraport Greece, majority owned by Germany's Fraport, said on Monday it has raised 620 million euros in a share offering bringing it closer to a deal to manage 14 regional Greek airports.
Fraport signed a 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) deal in 2015 to operate the provincial airports on tourist islands including Corfu and Santorini, and has established an airport management company in Athens.
It is expected to begin operating the airports in March.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4286126/Fraport-Greece-raises-620-mln-euros-share-offering.html

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #51 on: Monday, 13 March, 2017 @ 13:41:14 »
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Fraport, Greek Police (EL.AS) sign contract on security, policing of 14 regional airports

A detailed contract between Greek Police (EL.AS) and the German-Greek consortium set to acquire a 40-year concession for the management  of 14 provincial airports around Greece was finalized and signed late last week.

Fraport Greece will assume the management of the airports serving Thessaloniki, Corfu, Hania (Chania), Cephallonia, Zakynthos, Aktio (Preveza), Kavala, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Mytilene (Lesvos), Mykonos, Santorini and Skiathos.

Law enforcement issues are among the last to be finalized, with EL.AS tasked with overall security and policing of facilities, along with traffic management and passport control, as foreseen in Greek law and under the concession contract.

On its part, Fraport Greece will provide space, equipment and future consideration for an expansion of relevant police facilities and offices.

Baggage, mail and cargo screening will be contracted by Fraport to outside providers

Priority will be given to Hania (Chania) on Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu and Kos, all pre-eminent and world-class holiday destinations.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1213305/fraport-greek-police-elas-sign-contract-on-security-policing-of-14-regional-airports

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #52 on: Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 @ 12:29:18 »
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German-Greek consortium Fraport Greece will officially take over the management of 14 regional airports in Greece on March 15, an official of the company told Reuters news agency on Wednesday.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/02/08/fraport-greece-take-14-greek-airports-march-15


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The transfer of management of 14 Greek airports to German transport company Fraport has once again been delayed.

According to the German Press Agency (dpa), the date of March 15 which was set by the company as the day of the take over, cannot be met.

A spokesman of Fraport on Monday confirmed to dpa that the completion of the process is expected in the coming weeks.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/03/14/fraport-take-14-greek-airports-next-weeks


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The 14 regional airports to be conceded to Fraport Greece will be ready for delivery around Easter, according to sources close to the process. The precise date cannot yet be determined.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216884/article/ekathimerini/business/fraport-to-receive-14-airports-over-easter
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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #53 on: Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 @ 14:50:51 »
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The 14 regional airports to be conceded to Fraport Greece will be ready for delivery around Easter, according to sources close to the process. The precise date cannot yet be determined.

Yep, that will be Easter next year then.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #54 on: Saturday, 18 March, 2017 @ 12:40:51 »
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EU Commission approves 14 Greek airports transfer to German Fraport AG
https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-commission-approves-14-greek-airports-transfer-german-fraport-ag/


No great surprise there.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #55 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 @ 17:18:53 »
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Deal on regional airports cleared for takeoff

The last obstacle blocking the implementation of the concession of 14 regional airports to Fraport Greece has been removed after the state finally signed on Monday the agreement with the consortium for the National First Aid Center (EKAB) to provide first-aid services at the terminals.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/217037/article/ekathimerini/business/deal-on-regional-airports-cleared-for-takeoff

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #56 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 @ 17:37:27 »
According to local sources it's going to get a "new terminal" and a revamped existing terminal - sounds a bit of a contradiction, we'll see.  Artists impression below, looks like a revamp of the existing terminal... though maybe not before this Easter.



So far as travellers are concerned, plans to increase the number of gates from three to six and check-in desks from seven to twelve.

No mention (as yet) of the improved shopping experience.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #57 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 @ 18:26:32 »
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Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports

Immediate actions that will be implemented at the airports as soon as Fraport Greece takes over operations before the launch of the summer season include:
- General clean-up
- Improving lighting, marking of airside areas
- Upgrading sanitary facilities
- Enhancing services and offering new free Internet connection (WiFi)
- Implementing works to improve fire safety in all the areas of the airports

Fraport Greece’s major development works to be implemented during the first four years of the concession period include building five new passenger terminals – at the airports in Thessaloniki, Kerkira (Corfu), Kefalonia, Kos, and Mytilene (Lesvos) – and modifications at other airports.

Refurbishment projects at the 14 airports will be implemented for: all 15 runways, the existing terminals (200,000 m2 in total), sanitary facilities (10,000 m2 in total), 14 fire stations, airport apron areas, and 100 diesel generators. . Baggage screening systems featuring the latest technology (inline system) will be installed at all of the airports.

Kefalonia Airport (EFL)

• New terminal
• HBS (Hold Baggage Screening Systems) inline screening
• Relocating the waste water treatment plant
• Reorganizing the airport apron area
• Refurbishing airside pavement
• 71 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 7 to 12)
• 100 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 3 to 6)
• Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 4)
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greeces-development-plan-for-the-new-era-at-the-greek-regional-airports

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #58 on: Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 @ 19:53:43 »
Could be an improvement.  We shall see.

Tony

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #59 on: Thursday, 23 March, 2017 @ 08:12:43 »
I don't see how a new terminal could be built where the existing one is, because airport operations need to continue. I always suspected that the old one would be revamped and a new terminal would be built separately. Maybe that is what the wording suggests.

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• New Terminal
 • Expansion and renovation of the terminal

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #60 on: Friday, 24 March, 2017 @ 09:57:10 »

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Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports


Kefalonia Airport (EFL)

• 71 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 7 to 12)
• 100 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 3 to 6)
• Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 4)


Sounds good....but what's the incentive for the airlines to actually staff them?

In my admittedly limited experience, the existing desks have very rarely all been manned.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #61 on: Friday, 24 March, 2017 @ 18:47:04 »

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Fraport Greece’s Development Plan for the New Era at the Greek Regional Airports


Kefalonia Airport (EFL)

• 71 percent increase in the number of check-in counters (from 7 to 12)
• 100 percent increase in the number of departure gates (from 3 to 6)
• Doubling the number of security-check lanes (from 2 to 4)


Sounds good....but what's the incentive for the airlines to actually staff them?

In my admittedly limited experience, the existing desks have very rarely all been manned.

Good points !! :btu:

We have seen them all staffed on very rare occasions, e.g. when their have been 4 flights due to check in as a result of delays.

What would be nice would be if when you checked your bags they could just whisk them away withouit us having to lug them through the other queues to the single baggage scanner.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #62 on: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 @ 13:46:10 »

I don't see how a new terminal could be built where the existing one is, because airport operations need to continue. I always suspected that the old one would be revamped and a new terminal would be built separately. Maybe that is what the wording suggests.


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• New Terminal
 • Expansion and renovation of the terminal


 :hmm: According to Fraport, just a new terminal.

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #63 on: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 @ 13:57:17 »
I heard someone describing it as getting new "wings". Quite appropriate.......

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #64 on: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 @ 15:54:53 »
What about improving the car parking? No mention of that!

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #65 on: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 @ 16:25:41 »
They could improve the car parking, by spotting the hire companies parking the hire cars within the terminal grounds

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« Reply #66 on: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 @ 19:09:58 »
One of the car hire parking areas opposite is now public parking. Much more offsite parking for hire cars with new bitsrghet of land all the time. Allegedly they will bring a car down just when the hirer is about to land. Difficult to enforce plus when the hirer returns it......Also need to target the Brits who leave their cars there for 2-3 weeks whilst they return "home"..........

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« Reply #67 on: Sunday, 26 March, 2017 @ 22:30:18 »
Hate to say this but, maybe it's an idea to charge for car parking space within the airport boundary, then again that maybe on the way after it changing hands
 

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #68 on: Monday, 27 March, 2017 @ 12:52:03 »
Wouldn't be a great surprise if a parking charge is introduced. It might help the car park congestion. Latest news:

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In the first four years of its 40-year contract with the Greek state, Fraport Greece is planning to invest a sum of 400 million euros in the 14 regional airports it will take control of next month, according to the investment plan it released on Wednesday. The amount announced is 70 million euros higher than what the contract required.

Almost a quarter of the investment (95 million euros) will go toward upgrading Thessaloniki’s Makedonia airport, the second biggest in Greece. The plan also provides for the construction of five new terminal buildings – at Thessaloniki, Corfu, Cephalonia (Argostoli), Kos and Lesvos (Mytilene).
http://www.ekathimerini.com/217098/article/ekathimerini/business/fraport-spending-for-first-4-years-up-by-70-mln

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« Reply #69 on: Monday, 27 March, 2017 @ 13:04:35 »
No mention (as yet) of the improved shopping experience.


Here we go...

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Fraport Greece and Dufry’s subsidiary “Hellenic Duty Free Shops” signed a 30 years contract covering 14 Greek airports

The 30 years agreement contemplates more than a doubling of the current retail space from 5,000 m2 to over 12,000 m2. Dufry will have the exclusivity for airside retail activities at the airports and is committed to deliver outstanding service levels for Greek and international passengers alike.

Dufry, through its subsidiary Hellenic Duty Free Shops, signed an agreement with Fraport Greece for the exclusive operation of airside retail activities at 14 Greek airports. The 30-year agreement also foresees an important expansion of the retail space resulting in more than a doubling of the current shop space of 5,000 m2 to over 12,000 m2.
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greece-and-dufrys-subsidiary-hellenic-duty-free-shops-signed-a-0-years-contract-covering-14-greek-airports---


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Fraport Greece and Intrakat Sign Agreements for Construction Projects at the 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece and Intrakat have signed two EPC (engineering, planning and construction) agreements totaling 357 million euros (plus value-added tax) for implementing construction studies and works at the 14 Greek regional airports. 

The first EPC agreement with the Greek-based Intrakat includes seven airports:   Thessaloniki and Kavala on the mainland, along with Chania on Crete, and airports on the Ionian Islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Kerkira and Aktion.
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greece-and-intrakat-sign-agreements-for-construction-projects-at-the-14-regional-airports


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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #70 on: Thursday, 30 March, 2017 @ 16:56:05 »
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‘Spatosimo’ Air Passenger Fee Now €12 for All Greek Airports

To date, the fee passengers had to pay — known as the “modernization and development airport tax” (widely referred to as spatosimo in Greek) — depended on their final destination. It was 12 euros for passengers traveling from Greece to airports in Schengen countries and would reach 22 euros for passengers travelling to countries outside Schengen.

According to the amendment, the new fee will be imposed once the 14 Greek regional airports begin operating under new management and will remain until November 1, 2024. The fee will then drop to a flat rate of three euros per passenger for departure from all airports in Greece.

Moreover, the spatosimo will now be charged on children passengers over two years old. Until today the fee was imposed on children over five years of age.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/03/29/spatosimo-air-passenger-fee-12-greek-airports

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Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Reply #71 on: Tuesday, 04 April, 2017 @ 17:38:33 »
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Fraport is in for a hard landing at 14 airports

Greek aviation industry professionals are concerned about nasty surprises during the delivery of 14 regional airports conceded to the Fraport consortium this month.

The main cause for concern is reportedly the behavior of a number of employees, who are said to be refusing to familiarize incoming Fraport staff with the infrastructure and the engineering and electronic facilities. This is increasing the risk that certain problems may arise in areas such as the supply of power and light, in passenger service systems and so on, aviation sources warn.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/217363/article/ekathimerini/business/fraport-is-in-for-a-hard-landing-at-14-airports

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« Reply #72 on: Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 @ 16:30:35 »
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State finally hands over control of 14 regional airports to Fraport

The management and operation of 14 regional Greek airports will be handed over to Fraport Greece on Tuesday, when the German-Greek consortium will also make a one-off payment of 1.2 billion euros to state sell-off fund TAIPED.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/217603/article/ekathimerini/business/state-finally-hands-over-control-of-14-regional-airports-to-fraport


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« Reply #73 on: Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 @ 17:02:05 »
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Major upgrades and "facelifts" are expected to begin within the month at all 14 of the airports, with work to expand infrastructure set to begin after the peak summer season.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1223814/privatization-milestone-handover-of-14-regional-airports-around-greece-commences

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« Reply #74 on: Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 @ 13:38:38 »
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Greece’s Fraport-managed Airports Get New Websites

German-Greek consortium Fraport Greece has launched websites for the 14 regional airports on the Greek mainland and popular holiday islands that are now under its management. Until now, online information for the majority of the specific airports was provided by the website of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

The new websites contain destination presentations and useful information for passengers for flight schedules, access and facilities.

Users will also find info on matters relating to customs controls but also for more specific issues such as traveling with medical devices and pets.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/04/13/greeces-fraport-managed-airports-new-websites


Kef airport website: https://www.efl-airport.gr/en