Seven suitors for both teams Greek airports

May 18th, 2014

Amid a busy time , with ‘ boom ‘ arrivals in most regional airports , begins the final phase of the competition for the privatizations .

The coming days will be invited interested parties to submit binding bids , according to the planning now . At the stage of motivation involved seven shapes : Vinci – Postbank , J & P Avax – Zurich Airport, Fraport – Copelouzos, Metka – Corporacion America, AIA , Aeroports de la Cote d ‘Azur and Advent International.

Circles HRADF point out that nothing has changed with regard to the deadline for submission of binding offers , which is set for June 6 , while ‘ running ‘ and the valuation process in the privatization of airports by an independent valuer. Noted that regional airports will be granted for 40 years (with the possibility of extending the contract for another 10 ) into two groups . Noteworthy is the fact that both include airports ‘ loins ‘, but airports have limited commercial interest because of low traffic . The creation of heterogeneous groups was necessary so as not to rush potential investors to show interest only to airports with high traffic .

The first category includes the Aktion airport , which is the first 4 months of the year showed an increase in international tourist arrivals by 97.4 % , as well as that of Chania , where , between January and April , international tourist arrivals surpassed by 71.3 % over last year’s levels . At the same time interested in the first group will have the opportunity to choose if they want to integrate the team and Kalamata airport , which was presented at 4 months growth of international arrivals by 49.5 % . In the same category also includes the airports of Thessaloniki (19.5 % ) , Zakynthos airport ( 15.3 % ) , Kavala (9.9 % ) , optionally Araxos airport (5.8 % ) , Corfu ( 0.5 % ) , Alexandroupolis and New Aghialou . Finally , in the first category falls and its airport , which, because of a strong earthquake last winter , suffered a decline in international arrivals by 49.6 % .

Head to growth in the second group of airports is that of Santorini ( 141.8 % ), followed by Mykonos ( 96.6 % ) . Enhanced by 22.3 % is the busiest airport in Samos in the period January – April , 19% in Rhodes and Kos airport 11.4 % . The second group of airports and airports within Skiathos ( 77.3 % ) and Mytilene , and the person may optionally be okay in this group airports Lemnos , Chios , Karpathos and New Aghialou .