Important step in relation to the modernization and development of the state airport of Skiathos is the signing of the decision to award the project "Extension floor ramp and taxiway connecting the new national airport in Skiathos" with a budget of EUR 18,500,000 by the Deputy Minister Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Stavros Kalogiannis.
Application years is about Skiathos expansion project runway the aircraft to the international airport of Skiathos, in order to make it more functional and accessible for more aircraft, especially at the peak of the tourist season.
Commenting on the above development Skiathos Mayor Mr Plomari, stresses the essential task because "it facilitates the island and make it more functional airport, where at present there are only two parking spaces, one for air and one for emergency service. "
Decision signed by Mr. Kalogiannis, concerned specifically with the award of the project, which includes the expansion of floor ramp, rebuilding the existing connector taxiways and the construction of a new taxiway, total length 140 meters. Also extending the runway by 110 meters north and 530 road construction flanking measures.
The project is noteworthy, included in the program of the ministry "Accessibility Improvement" while the draft contract was sent to the Court for pre-contractual control. Taking even mind that the airport of Skiathos is a key gateway for inbound tourism and three islands of Sporades, it is obvious that the proposed projects will help to further increase the number of aircraft and by extension, the visitors of the summer, coming from different countries of the world.