The total of domestic and international flights in Greece in 2015 amounted to 444,249, recording an increase of 6.98 percent, in comparison with 415,250 in 2014, according to a report released on Friday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Passenger numbers at Greek airports during the first ten months of the year reached 49.3 million, an increase that exceeded the amount of passengers that passed through the country's airports in all of 2015 (49.2 million).
Flight cancellations have been announced by AEGEAN and Olympic Air for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30, due to strike action announced by the civil aviation authority personnel (OSYPA).
Some 20.1 million passengers passed through Greek airports during the first six months of the year, up eight percent compared to the same period in 2015, according to data released by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.
The federation of Greek travel agents, fedHATTA, has expressed concerns about the five-day strike announced for next week by the union representing the staff of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority and which is expected to affect both domestic and international flights.