Costa Navarino has played a key role in attracting new and more frequent flights to Kalamata International Airport, resulting in an increase of 435% (2009-2022) of passengers, following the launch of the destination.

The key role of Costa Navarino in the remarkable development of Kalamata International Airport has been widely acknowledged by the local community. All the municipalities of the region, the regional authorities of Peloponnese and the local chamber of commerce unanimously decided to rename the airport as Kalamata International Airport “Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos”, in recognition of the enormous contribution of the founder of Costa Navarino to the region, its local economy and people.