Successful Opening for New International Airport at Athens-Spata, Greece

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fraport AG

    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "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 utilised.  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.
 
     For more information, please contact:
     Fraport AG
     Attn:  Robert A. Payne - Manager International Press
     60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     Tel.: +49 69 690 -78547 (with voice mailbox)
     Fax:  +49 69 690 -60548 or -59632
     E-Mail:  r.payne@fraport.de
     Internet:  http://www.fraport.de  (click on  "Press Centre")
 
 

SOURCE Fraport AG
    FRANKFURT, Germany, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "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 utilised.  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.
 
     For more information, please contact:
     Fraport AG
     Attn:  Robert A. Payne - Manager International Press
     60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
     Tel.: +49 69 690 -78547 (with voice mailbox)
     Fax:  +49 69 690 -60548 or -59632
     E-Mail:  r.payne@fraport.de
     Internet:  http://www.fraport.de  (click on  "Press Centre")
 
 SOURCE  Fraport AG