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Passenger Traffic in Greek Airports Plunged 69.3% in 2020

Αssociated Press

A passenger wearing a face mask sits outside the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, in Athens on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS -- Passenger traffic in Greek airports plunged in 2020, returning to levels seen 30 years ago, the Civil Aviation Authority said in a report on Wednesday. More specifically, passenger traffic dropped 69.3 pct last year, totaling 19.7 million passengers and approaching the levels of 1991 (19,587,805 passengers).

Passenger traffic was 64.1 million in 2019. Scheduled flights totaled 240,398 in 2020, of which 119,317 domestic and 121,081 international, down 46.4 pct compared with 2019 (448,600 flights). In December, passenger traffic plunged 85 pct totaling 376,001 passengers, while flights totaled 9,722 (down 58.6 pct). International passenger traffic fell 88.1 pct to 88,744 in December.