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Greece Sees 99% Drop in Air Passengers in April

Passenger traffic in all Greek airports saw a 99 percent drop in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

“As shown by the data, all airports record an unprecedented reduction in traffic due to the travel restrictions imposed on Europe, Greece and the rest of the world for the protection of citizens and passengers from the spread of Covid-19,” HCAA said in an announcement.

According to the data, last month 37,273 passengers were handled at Greece’s airports, a 99 percent drop compared to 2019 (3,745,671 passengers). International arrivals to Greece reached 6,045, recording a 99.6 percent decrease compared to 2019, when 1,380,543 passengers had arrived.

The total number of flights in April amounted to 5,032, recording a decrease of 85.1 percent compared to the same month last year when 33,727 flights took place.

Moreover, the passenger traffic at Greek airports during the January – April period was down 47.8 percent to 5.45 million, compared to the same period last year when 10.4 million passengers were recorded.

During the four first months of 2020, flights at Greece’s airports amounted to 63,738 (37,670 domestic and 26,068 foreign) showing a decrease of 35.7 percent, compared to the corresponding period of 2019 when 99,164 flights had been made.

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