Mykonos airport to close for three weeks

Mykonos airport to close for three weeks

The airport on the Greek island of Mykonos is being closed for almost three weeks.

Mykonos international airport will be shut for runway repairs from today (Monday) until November 29.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated its travel advice to highlight the closure.

“If you plan to visit Mykonos Island during this period, contact your airline or travel operator to make alternative arrangements,” the FCO said.

The airport saw a 19.2% increase in passenger numbers in the summer over the same period in 2016

The work is being carried out as part of a multi-million euro scheme to modernise 14 regional airports in Greece by 2021 after Fraport Greece won a 40-year concession to develop and manage the gateways earlier this year.

Airports included in the concession include Thessaloniki, Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Lesbos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos.

Fraport Greece chief executive Alexander Zinell said: “The works that will begin in mid-November at Mykonos airport are part of the master plan that we have drawn up for the modernisation and development of the 14.

“We emphasise the safety of the airports and that is why the reconstruction of the runway is a priority for us.”

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