Frankfurt, Germany (ots)
- "The opening of the new Athens
Eleftherios Venizelos Airport can be considered an overall success,"
stressed Dr. Wilhelm Bender, Executive Board Chairman of Fraport AG
(Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide), who participated in the
official opening celebrations several days ago. A team of about 30
Fraport specialists has been supporting AIA during the first opening
days of Europe's newest major international airport, which has been
built on a greenfield site at Spata near Athens, Greece.
Fraport AG is a shareholder and chief consultant of the new Athens
International Airport S.A. (AIA) airport company, which operates
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. Since June 1996, over 300
Fraport AG experts have supported and helped build up the AIA
company. Furthermore, Fraport AG has provided airport management and
operations training to almost 400 AIA staff.
"This is an airport built to world standards. The high motivation
and preparedness of the AIA staff will help make Athens' new airport
an international success," said Dr. Bender. The Athens-Spata Airport
has two runways that can been fully and simultaneously utilized. With
a current capacity of about 16 million passengers per year,
Athens-Spata Airport can be expanded to about 50 million passengers
annually. Thus, Athens-Spata Airport is well positioned to become an
air transportation hub in Southeastern Europe.
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