Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece, which will operate, manage, develop and maintain 14 regional airports across the country, has said that the company will primarily recruit local staff.
"Only a handful will come from Germany," Zinell said in an interview with the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper.
“[Greeks] are working hard, they want to build something. They are anything but resigned,” Zinell told the newspaper.
He said the company had received 2,500 applications for a total of 500 positions advertised so far. Officials have said that the German-Greek investment in the 14 terminals will create more than 20,000 jobs.