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Airfield urgently needed for burgeoning private jet traffic

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The surge in private jet arrivals to Greece may prove the country’s appeal as a travel destination for the wealthy, but it is also pushing the capacity of Greece’s airports to the limit, making travel more difficult. It can sometimes irritate people.

Government officials have begun talks with the Defense Department to find facilities at underused or abandoned military airfields to accommodate the extra flow. In his first seven months of 2022, over 16,000 private his jets have landed in Greece. That’s 40% more for him than his last year before the Covid pandemic in 2019.

Recently, a pilot from Egyptian conglomerate owner Shafik Gabr told the Greek government that he had been unable to get off the plane for more than five days due to a lack of space at the airport on the private island he arrived at. I complained.



https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1191136/airfields-urgently-needed-for-booming-private-jet-traffic/ Airfield urgently needed for burgeoning private jet traffic

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