Greece’s airports have peaked with international visitors in 2018, recording an additional 680,000 passengers in the January-October period and a 9.6 percent increase in the number of flights, compared to the whole year in 2017, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority announced.
To this date, Greek airports have hosted 58.7 million travellers, up by 5,290,686 in the 10-month period to October 2018, marking a 9.9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017 with 53.4 million, which is an all-time high, according to the HCAA.
The total number of flights through Greek airports came to 483,341.
Domestic flights totalled 179,007 and 304,334 of those were international, making it a 9.6 percent rise against the corresponding period a year ago at 441,182 flights.
In October, total airport traffic rose by 8.8 percent to 5.65 million passengers, while the number of flights rising by 13.1 percent to 47,650 compared with 2017 and 42,113 flights in the given period. Incoming traffic, meanwhile, grew by 7.5 percent to 1,774,336 against 2017 figure of 1,650,203 arrivals.
Greece’s busiest airports in October were Athens, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and, Kos, while Sitia, Milos, and Naxos marked the highest percentage growth.
*Source: GTP Headlines