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Athens Airport: Int’l Passenger Traffic Down by 72.3% in September

Athens International Airport. Photo Source: AIA

International passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) in September was down by 72.3 percent compared to the same month last year.

According to data released by AIA, substantially affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis and its impact on air travel, the airport’s passenger traffic in September amounting to only some 861 thousand passengers, which is 68 percent below the respective 2019 levels.

Domestic passenger traffic for that month was also sharply reduced, by 58 percent, compared to September 2019.

Overall, during the period January through September 2020, the airport’s passenger traffic totalled almost 6.9 million. The total shows a decline of 65.7 percent compared to prior-year’s levels, as a result of the sharp traffic drop suffered due to the impact of the pandemic, during the period March through September.

Analytically, the volumes of international and domestic passengers decreased by 58.2 percent and 68.9 percent, respectively.

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