Greece’s airports reached an all-time historic high with over 63.7 million travellers making their way through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018.
According to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) data for 2018, which was released this week, Greek airports handled an additional 5,864,003 travelers, a rise of 10.1 percent to 63,728,596 from 57,864,593 in 2017, recording increased traffic in every single month of the year.
In the same 12-month period, a total of 532,631 flights – 207,367 domestic and 325,264 international – went through the country’s airports, marking a 10 percent increase compared to a year earlier at 484,129 flights.
In the last month of 2018, a total of 2,445,140 passengers went through Greek airports, achieving an 11.8 percent rise in traffic on 24,299 flights, up by 13.2 percent against December 2017 and 21,459 flights. International traffic came to 674,850, up by 12.7 percent compared to το 2017 at 598,923 arrivals.
In the lead, in December, were the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania and Rhodes.
More specifically, Athens handled a total of 1,546,569 passengers, followed by Thessaloniki (449,340), Heraklion (118,263), Chania (57,635) and Rhodes (56,917).
At the same time, the airports of Sitia (Crete), Milos and Νaxos recorded the largest percentage growth in 2018, up by 90.6 percent (61,892 passengers), 61.8 percent (75,556) and 52.2 percent (86,212).