Mykonos Airport closed
For those not in the know, Mykonos Airport has closed as of 13th November for planned construction work on the runways, and will remain closed until 29th November.
The surface of the existing runway will be replaced with a new layer of high strength asphalt which will be in line with new European Aviation Safety Agency certification requirements and should last for the next 20 years.
They also intend to increase the airport by 50% to take into account the extra check in counters, departure gate and security lane.
Furthermore, they are hoping to build a new fire station as well as reorganising the apron. (Apron is basically the car park for the planes, where they fuel, are boarded and parked up.)
This is part of the €400m expansion due to be completed by 2021 by Fraport Greece, who are managing the development of 14 regional airports in Greece.
Medical helicopter flights will still be able to land on the emergency helipad, which will remain in place during the airport’s closure.
If you are due to fly to Mykonos during this time, your tour operator should have already been in touch with you to make alternative arrangements, if not please contact them as soon as possible.
If you have booked your flights independently please contact your airline to discuss alternative arrangements.
For more information please look at the FCO website.
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