Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) presented a robust rise of 11.1 percent during June and reached 2.18 million.
According to data from AIA, this is the first time that June passenger volumes exceed the 2 million mark.
During June, Greek residents presented an overall growth of 26 percent, while foreign residents further increased their already high 2016 respective levels by 2 percent.
Overall, during the first half of 2017, the airport’s passenger traffic reached 9.4 million, exceeding prior-year levels by a robust 8.3 percent, attributed to the
sharp increase of the international sector by 13.2 percent. The domestic market remained overall at 2016 levels (+0.1 percent), mostly due to the successful
performance of June traffic.
Both Greek and foreign residents presented an overall growth at the level of 14 percent and 2 percent % respectively.
According to the data, the number of flights at AIA during the January-June 2017 period reached 86,682, recording an increase of 1,7 percent.