During the first five months of the year, passenger traffic at airports in Greece increased by 10.4 percent to 16,261,853, compared to the same period in 2017, mainly due to a sharp rise in May in the number of international arrivals, according to data released on Tuesday by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).
HCAA notes that the number of international travelers rose by 18.9 percent in May reaching 2,583,735.
The total number of flights at Greek airports during the January-May 2018 period rose by 6.4 percent, compared to the same period last year and reached 145,316 (67,367 domestic and 77,949 international).
According to the HCAA, the airport of Kavala was the busiest with an increase of 122.5 percent in passenger traffic to 120,613 passengers compared to 54,200 in the corresponding period of 2017. Arrivals at the airport of Milos increased by 78.7 percent (16,560 passengers) and in Sitia by 77,6 percent (11,082 passengers).
Arrivals at Greek airports in May alone, increased by 17.5 percent compared to the same month in 2017, reaching 6,321,770 passengers.