Ioannina Authorities Urge PM to Step in, Get Airport Up & Running

Native authorities within the northwestern Greek metropolis of Ioannina are calling on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to step in and make sure the native airport is up and working with constant flights.

The capital of Epirus, Ioannina has steadily seen tourism to the area develop, with international tour operators expressing their want to embrace direct flights to Ioannina Nationwide Airport (King Pyrros) underneath the situation that flights will not be cancelled.

The letter, signed by the Epirus prefect, Ioannina mayor in addition to counterparts from Tzoumerka, Dodoni, Zagori Zitsa, Konitsa, Metsovo and Pogoni, Ioannina College dean, chamber presidents and the pinnacle of the Ioannina Hoteliers Affiliation, is urging the prime minister to make sure that the set up of a essential method and touchdown system (GBAS) is scheduled in due time.

“Investing in tourism progress and for the primary time in a coordinated method underneath a single strategic plan, all stakeholders contemplate it essential to improve the Ioannina airport in order that it may turn into trendy and dependable, and may serve the wants of our area, particularly for the promotion of its tourism product,” the letter reads.

Ioannina authorities and professionals are additional stressing that although the federal government has gone forward with the improve of infrastructure on the metropolis’s airport, the issue of reliability stays.

“The most important drawback will not be the airport amenities, however the lack of reliability with reference to flight planning and canceled flights attributable to climate situations.”