Greek airline company AEGEAN recorded a significant recovery in passenger traffic in May, carrying more than 1 million passengers just at the start of the new summer season.
According to a company announcement, AEGEAN carried more than 565,000 passengers through its international network and about 461,000 passengers through its domestic network having restored 85 percent of its operations compared to 2019.
“An impressive result as in almost one month the passengers that the airline carried, exceeded the total numbers during the first quarter of the year,” the announcement said.
AEGEAN’s load factor reached almost 79 percent in May, with an average of 122 passengers per flight, reaching pre-pandemic levels during the last week of May.
For the remaining summer season, AEGEAN continues the gradual capacity increase, aiming to achieve marginally higher levels of capacity in seat kilometers compared to 2019, supported by the positive contribution of increased capacity from the bases of Thessaloniki and from the two main airports of Crete.
In total, the company will operate to 133 destinations in 41 countries with scheduled and chartered flights from its 8 bases in Greece and abroad.
It should be noted that after the addition of Florence and Bari, AEGEAN now operates in eight destinations in Italy (Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Catania, Naples, Florence, Bari).
Also, after the addition of Cologne airport, AEGEAN’s destinations in Germany are currently 12 (Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Nuremberg, Cologne, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden, Münster Osnabrück).
Moreover, at the Iberian Peninsula the company operates in 8 destinations (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Ibiza, Bilbao, Lisbon, Porto).