Fraport: Only Greek employees at 14 regional airports

For the operation of 14 Greek regional airports, German operator Fraport will recruit exclusively Greek employees. Only a few handful will come from Germany.

“Employees at airports are working hard, they want to create and are the opposite of resigned”, the CEO of Fraport’s operations in Greece, Alexander Zinell, said in an interview with the Sunday edition of the Die Welt newspaper. Zinell is arriving in Athens on July 4 to take over the task of the reorganization and improvement of the 14 regional airports, which a Fraport-led consortium will manage under a concession agreement struck last year.

At the end of November, Fraport will take over the first airport and, two months, later the rest. Among them are the airports of Thessaloniki and Rhodes, with more than four million passengers a year each, as well as other smaller ones in Skiathos and Kavala.

Interest for the 500 jobs that have been announced by Fraport Greece was high. In the past two weeks alone, there were 2500 applications, although many of the current employees will remain.

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(Photo: Pablo Barrios)