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Greece Sees Big Rise in Airline Seat Capacity on Incoming Flights in May

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Greece is getting ready to welcome over one million arrivals this month, according to INSETE, the research body of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Data provided by the body’s recovery tracker until May 22 shows a week by week rise in airline seat capacity on incoming international flights to Greece.

INSETE’s recovery tracker is a free tool that compiles all relevant tourism data in one place, giving the ability to track the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The tracker includes data on international and domestic arrivals, seat capacity on international and domestic air routes and hotel searches.

Source: INSETE

Source: INSETE

The latest data of the recovery tracker shows that planned seat capacity on international incoming flights to Greece for the week of May 2-8 is at 492,633, a 26.1 percent increase from the previous week (April 25-May 1).

The next week, May 9-15, shows planned seat capacity on international incoming flights to Greece rising by 2.4 percent to 504,361. The recovery tracker shows that the rise in planned seat capacity on international incoming flights to Greece continues for the week of May 16-22 (534,609 seats, a six percent rise from the previous week of May 9-15).

The largest volume of planned seat capacity for Greece for the two first weeks of May is recorded by airlines in the United Kingdom, with 406,206 scheduled seats (130,645 seats during 2-8 May, 136,619 seats during 9-15 May and 140,652 seats during 16-22 May).

Source: INSETE

The UK is followed by Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, Belgium, the United States and Turkey.

Athens will welcome the majority of Greece’s foreign visitors in May, with over 545,800 travelers expected to land at the city’s airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

Source: INSETE

Source: INSETE

Athens Airport is followed by the airports of Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Chania, Santorini, Zakynthos and Mykonos.

The data of INSETE’s recovery tracker is the result of partnerships with, among others, the Bank of Greece, the Civil Aviation Authority, Athens International Airport, Fraport Greece and Sojern.

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