21.9 million passengers have already made their way through Greek airports this year, up by 10.3 percent, compared to the same period in 2016 at 19.9 million, according to data released on Thursday by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).
The number of travellers going through Greek airports in June rose by 14.1 percent at 7.3 million – a 8.7 percent increase in domestic travellers and a 15.8 percent rise in international visitors.
Data also showed the number of flights touching ground at Greek airports during the January-June period came to 192,396 (86,466 domestic flights and 105,930 international flights), up by 0.6 percent, compared to 2016 at 191,2014 flights.
In June, the largest passenger traffic was recorded at Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Corfu airports with 2.168.155, 1.080.803, 784,484, 649,589 and 471,668 passengers respectively.
In June, the airports of Paros, Sitia and Naxos recorded the highest percentage increase in passenger traffic. According to HCAA data, passenger traffic at Paros airport grew by 275 percent, at Sitia airport increased by 121.4 percent and at Naxos airport grew by 45.7 percent.