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Greek Airports Welcome Record 11-Month Passenger Traffic

Photo Source: Athens International Airport

Photo Source: Athens International Airport

Airports across the country recorded robust passenger numbers in the January-November 2017 period welcoming a total 55.8 million travelers against 53.6 million last year.

According to data released on Tuesday, by the Civil Aviation Authority, a total of 55,830,580, passengers went through Greek airports in the 11-month period this year, up by 9.8 percent or 5,000,324 million passengers compared to the corresponding period in 2016, at 50,830,256 passengers.

The aviation authority notes that the 11-month figures are greater by 2,193,331 compared to 2016 12-month figures.

Photo source: ekorfuFor the month of November, Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes and Chania airports handled the brunt of passenger traffic.

Specifically, in November, the country’s airports handled 2,295,338 passengers, an 8.1 percent rise against the same month a year ago. The number of international arrivals in November increased by 11.9 percent, or 549,780 passengers compared to the corresponding month in 2016 at 491,490.

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