Schulte: Fraport Investment Sends Positive Message to International Investors
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Fraport AG’s investment in Greece’s 14 regional airports sends a positive message to the international investment community, the company’s CEO Dr. Stefan Schulte said on Wednesday, during a press conference on the official handover of the airports to the German operator.
Schulte said the project offers a very strong base for the development of the Greek economy and the country. “We are at the starting point of a success story for Greece, for the airports, for tourism, for the employees,” he said.
On his side, Fraport Greece CEO, Alexander Zinell, said that work is already being undertaken at the regional airports which “will be unrecognizable” after four years. “We will bring excellence at the airports,” he said.
Concerning the handover process, he said things went smoothly. “Two days ago we achieved something that many people thought was impossible. We took over the operation of 14 regional airports, all in one go. On the night of the April 10 to April 11,” he said.
Zinell said work has already started for next summer on improved signage, improved sanitation and fire safety and cleaning. On the second half of the year, the company will continue construction work.
He also described the airports will be the catalyst for the development of Greek tourism, and other professional sectors. It has been proven that with proper management airports function as dynamic "economic engines" for the regions they serve, he noted.