Boutaris: Tourists expect to land in Skopje instead of Thessaloniki


       
Thessaloniki, 13 February, 2018 - 11:43 (META) 

The mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris said that they will have to think about changing the name of the airport in Thessaloniki “Macedonia” because when tourists land in Thessaloniki, think they have landed in Skopje.

-I don’t think it should change, but I’m publicly asking to think about it because the name “Macedonia” has divided the world, it has divided us and everyone loses because of that – said Boutaris for the Greek TV Sky.

According to him, the airport could bear the name of the renowned Greek basketball player Nikos Gallis, who is a world-renowned person and the only one in Greece who has entered the US Hall of Fame.

He said that there is a real possibility for the name dispute to be resolved and any delay would damage Greece.