Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to attend the opening of the new airport on the island of Paros, departing for the island on Friday morning on a special Aegean/Olympic Air flight from Athens International Airport. The inauguration and blessing ceremonies for the new airport will take place at noon and the prime minister is due back in Athens on Friday evening.
During the ceremony, there will be speeches by the prime minister, in addition to Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Christos Spirtzis and Aegean Airlines Board Vice Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis. Tsipras will also be given a tour of the new airport and meet local industry and business associations.
The prime minister’s full programme is as follows:
11:00 – Departure for Athens International Airport on special Aegean/Olympic Air flight
11:40 – Arrival at the new Paros State Airport
12:00 – Inauguration – Blessing ceremony
12:10 – Address by Spirtzis
12:15 – Address by Vassilakis
12:20 – Prime Minister’s speech
12:40 – Tour of the new airport
13:30 – Meetings with local business and industry groups
20:00 – Departure for Athens on special Aegean/Olympic Air flight