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Greek islands travelGreek airports sell-off gets the green light

The sell-off of many of the Greek Islands airports used by UK holidaymakers has been given the green light. The Greek government has finally ratified contracts with a German-Greek consortium to run 14 of its regional and island airports. The airports included in the contracts are on the of Crete, Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Mytilini, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos. They also cover three mainland airports at Thessaloniki, Aktion and Kavala. More than 23 million passengers passed through the airports in 2015 with around 70% flying in for Greek islands holidays. The 2015 figures were a 6% rise on the year before and are fully expected to go even higher this year. Greece agreed a €1.2 billion deal with German airport operator Fraport to take over the management ...

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