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Airport Košice ready for Schengen

The operator of the international Airport Košice has dealt with all the problems that the Schengen Commission discovered during last year's inspection. The airport's executive director and chairman of the board of directors, Michael Hoeferer, along with other members of the management team, told journalists on October 4 that the airport is ready to transport passengers into Schengen countries, and that the Schengen regime will begin at the airport as of April 1, 2008.

Marta Horváthová, the airport's deputy executive director for operation and security, has specified that the most important investment was the construction of a new terminal for passengers worth some Sk455 million (€13.3 million), which will exclusively serve travellers within the Schengen zone. Over the past year, the operator has invested some Sk3 million into minor equipment and adjustments that have helped the airport adapt to Schengen criteria.

This year, Košice Airport expects to transport some 440,000 passengers, representing a 20-percent year-on-year growth. - TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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