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Covid-19 Still Keeps Passenger Traffic Down at Athens Airport

The ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the global travel restrictions and Greece’s nationwide measures continue to affect passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA).

According to an announcement by AIA, passenger traffic in March 2021 dropped by 62.4 percent compared to the same month in 2020. Compared to March 2019, passenger traffic at AIA was down by 85.4 percent.

Both domestic and international passenger traffic sharply reduced by 42 percent and 72.2 percent respectively compared to 2020, and by 76.6 percent and 89.4 percent respectively compared to 2019.

It is reminded that the impact of the pandemic was initially recorded in Greece in mid-March 2020.

Overall, during the January – March period, the number of passengers reached approximately 672,000, down by 80.7 percent compared to 2020 and by 84.6 percent compared to 2019.

Broken down, the number of domestic and international passengers decreased by 68.7 percent and 86 percent respectively, compared to 2020 and by 76.4 percent and 88.6 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

Flights during January – March 

During the first three months of 2021, Athens International Airport received a total of 16,959 flights, which is down by 52.7 percent compared to the same period in 2020 and by 57.8 percent compared to the 2019 levels.

Domestic flights were reduced by 35 percent and international operations by 64.7 percent compared to the respective period of  2020.

Furthermore, domestic flights were down by 44.2 percent and international flights by 67.7 compared to the same months in 2019.

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