Thessaloniki ‘Makedonia’ Airport is set to receive a huge revamp, as work has officially started for its much anticipated new terminal.
Airport operator, Fraport Greece has invested over 100 million euro into the make-over and expects Thessaloniki Airport’s new 34,000sqm passenger terminal to open in 2021.
Along with the second terminal, this investment includes refurbishing the existing terminal (total floor space of 24,000 sqm), constructing a new fire station, and upgrading the waste-water biological treatment unit as well as connecting it to the main city network.
Other works include new check-in counters, a doubling of the security lanes, additional baggage delivery belts, and a 50% increase in the number of terminal gates.
At the same time, major upgrade works taking place elsewhere at the airport include reconstructing the runway and apron areas and installing a modern baggage handling and control system.
Fraport Greece’s SKG development programme, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021, will significantly increase capacity for a modern gateway to the city of Thessaloniki and its wider region.
Commenting on the Thessaloniki Airport expansion and the Greek regional airports, Fraport CEO Schulte said: “Fraport is proud to present the new exciting vision of Thessaloniki Airport – our single largest infrastructure investment in Greece.
Fraport Greece CEO, Alexander Zinell, stressed the importance of the project for Thessaloniki and the Makedonia region, as well as for the entire country.
“Thessaloniki’s newly emerging airport represents much more than the €100 million construction project – out of Fraport Greece’s total €415 million infrastructure investment for all 14 regional airports,” said Mr. Zinell.
*Source: Airport World