Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) increased by 23.4 percent in May over the same month in 2022, handling a total of 2.54 million people while also surpassing by 11.1 percent pre-Covid 2019 levels for the same month.
More specifically, according to AIA provisional data released this week, domestic and international passenger figures outdid 2022 levels by 20.6 percent and 24.8 percent, respectively, and by 15.6 percent and 9.1 percent compared to 2019.
In the first five months of the year, AIA handled 9.15 million passenger arrivals up by 39.9 percent over the same period in 2022 and by 5.9 percent against 2019. The number of domestic arrivals was up by 29.9 percent over 2022 and international arrivals by 45.1 percent. Compared to 2019 levels for the period under review, domestic arrivals were up by 7.9 percent and international traffic by 4.9 percent.
In terms of flights in the January-May period, AIA handled 80,878 flights, up by 17.4 percent against 2022 levels for the period and by 4.1 percent over pre-Covid 2019 levels.
The number of domestic flights increased by 10.4 percent over 2022 and international flights were up by 23.4 percent. Compared to 2019 levels, domestic flights increased by 8 percent and international flights by 1.3 percent.