Mykonos airport closes for much-needed upgrade
Mykonos airport closed at the beginning of this week and will remain so until the end of this month in order for much-needed improvements and upgrades to be made, Fraport Greece – the company that runs several regional airports across the country – said in a statement.
The company said that following a successful summer season for Mykonos, which saw a 19.2% increase in passenger traffic and a 30% increase in general aviation flights, that it was proceeding with its plan to upgrade the premises and turn the island into a “world-class airport worthy of the destination’s global reputation”.
The revamp project includes an upgrade to the runway with the entire surface being replaced in order to comply with new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements. It will be revamped in order to withstand predicted traffic for the next couple of decades.
The project will also include expanding the current terminal with a 50% increase of its total size as well as the construction of a new terminal area.