The new airport on the Cycladic island of Paros is being inaugurated on Friday by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who will also deliver a speech.

Aside from the Prime Minister, the Minister of Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis and the Vice President of Aegean Airlines Eftychios Vasilakis will also give a speech at the special ceremony that has been planned.

Following the inauguration ceremony at the airport, the Prime Minister will be toured at the new state-owned airport and will then meet with local professional and productive institutions on the island.

Previous government slammed over delays and spending

Government sources were highly critical of previous government for failing to complete the airport construction and wasting “tens of million euros”. The same sources also criticized the decision of previous governments to subsidize flights to the island’s previous, smaller airport with 4.2 million euros per year.

Over the past four years this cost the State about 16.8 million euros, which is nearly the amount that was needed for construction of the new runway.