CAA Reports Huge Slump in Airline Passengers, Flights in June 2020 Due to Pandemic

ATHENS — There was a 93 pct slump in total passenger traffic going through Greek airports in June 2020, compared to the previous year, as a result of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority on Friday.

The CAA figures showed a total of just 588,186 passengers on domestic and foreign flights arrived in Greek airports in June 2020, down 93 pct from 8,427,908 passengers in June 2019. The total number of flights came to 17,049 in the month, down 74 pct from the same month in 2019.

The slump in passenger arrivals from abroad was even greater, falling 97.5 pct in the month.

Figures for the first half of 2020 showed a 75 pct drop, with just 6.2 million passenger instead of 24.7 million passengers in the first half of 2019, while flights fell by 59.5 pct.



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