Aegean sees passengers increase 70% in July and August

Aegean Airlines Crete

On Thursday, Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines said that its passenger numbers rose 70% in July and August compared to the same period in 2020 as tourism rebounded after last year's slump.

Aegean, a Star Alliance airline group member, said the increase in passengers improved its load factor to 71.7%. 

Still, it remained lower than the 82.7% level it reached in 2019, a record year for tourism in Greece before the pandemic outbreak.

The airline said it flew more than 2.3 million passengers in the July-August period, meaning the number topped the passenger traffic of the previous six months.

Passenger traffic on flights abroad jumped 108% compared to last year's same months, reaching 1.2 million passengers.