The Civil Aviation Service (CAA) announced that January 2023 had more people traveling through Greece's airports compared to the same month in 2019, before the pandemic and in what was the Mediterranean country's best ever tourism year.
According to the provisional statistics for all of Greece's airports (Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" Airport, 24 airports managed by the CAA, and 14 regional airports managed by Fraport Greece), it appears that the first month of this year has been hugely successful for the tourism industry.
The total number of passengers in Greek airports (arrivals and departures of foreign and domestic passengers) reached 2,202,735, compared to 1,249,387 in January 2022 and 2,135,674 passengers in 2019.
From the statistics, there is a +76.3% increase in passenger traffic compared to 2022 and a +3.1% increase compared to 2019.
In terms of flights (domestic and international aircraft arrivals and departures) in January 2023, there were 22,176 flights, compared to 18,218 in 2022 and 22,219 flights in 2019, with the air traffic index showing an increase of +21.7%, compared to 2022 and a marginal decrease of -0.2% compared to 2019.
READ MORE: Athens, Rhodes and Milos are in the 20 best holiday destinations in Europe in 2023.