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AEGEAN hits an all time high

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AEGEAN Airways has hit an all time high, as passenger traffic surpassed the 13 million mark in 2017, up by 6 percent compared to 2016.

According to an announcement by the airline, AEGEAN carried 13.2 million passengers in 2017, 750 thousand more than the previous year. “The increase in traffic is entirely due to the improved utilisation of the network, since the number of flights operated in 2017 was not higher than in 2016,” an announcement said.

Regarding international traffic which continues to be the strength of the growth, the Greek airline carried 7.3 million passengers, up by 9 percent compared to 2016.

Despite the increasing competition, domestic traffic also increased reaching 5.9 million passengers compared to 5.7 million in 2016, with frequent and appealing fare offers leading to higher load factors.

“Strengthening the Athens network has been the main focus of investment for yet another year,” AEGEAN said. More specifically, international passenger traffic increased by 15%, while overall traffic from Athens International Airport increased by 9%, with AEGEAN surpassing 10 million passengers for the first time.

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