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Tourism stakeholders and local professionals expect the Kalamata Airport to further boost incoming tourist flows to the Peloponnese, particularly attracted by the 5-star Costa Navarino Resort.
Spirtzis went on to note that the remaining state-owned airports would not be privatized but instead commercial use would be leased to private interests with airport infrastructure under Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority control.
The immediate goal, he said, was to incorporate the said airports into a cluster in order for these to gain added value. Topping the agenda of projects is the upgrade of five regional airports, including those of Paros, Syros, Naxos, Milos, Chios and Alexandroupolis.
Winning regional airports in terms of traffic and revenue, according to the government, are those on the islands of Paros, Chios, Naxos, Karpathos and Ikaria, and in Araxos.