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Greek Airports See 6.4% Rise in Passenger Flow in January-April

Thessaloniki airport. Photo: Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Thessaloniki airport. Photo: Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) on Thursday released data for the first four months of 2018 that shows a continuous upward trend in Greece’s airport passenger flow.

According to HCAA, the total number of passengers traveling through Greek airports during the January-April period reached 9,939,154, up by 6.4 percent over the corresponding period of 2017 (9,345,106 passengers).

The total number of flights to Greek airports amounted to 94,238 (of which 49,627 domestic and 44,611 international), an increase of 2,7 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2017.

The data revealed that the airports of Kavala, Naxos and Milos recorded the highest percentage increase in passengers in the first four months of 2018.

Kavala Airport showed the highest passenger traffic growth rate with an increase of 230.1 percent (90,252 passengers compared to 27,343 in the corresponding period of 2017).

Naxos airport recorded a 108.7 percent passenger traffic increase (10,419 passengers compared to 4,992 last year), and Milos airport showed a growth of 83.4 percent as it welcomed 10,275 passengers during the first four months of the year, compared to 5,603 passengers in 2017.

In April alone, 3,653,878 passengers passed through Greek airports, showing an increase of 7,1 percent. The number of international passengers reached reached 1.276.220, up by 6 percent compared to the same month in 2017.

The total number of flights to Greek airports in April amounted to 32,552, a 4 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2017, when 31,313 flights took place.

Greek airports that welcomed the most passengers in April were those of Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes and Chania.

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