Passenger Traffic in Greek Airports Up in May

ATHENS — Air travel showed signs of recovery in May with passenger traffic in Greek airports rising by a spectacular 673.4% compared with the same period last year when the country was in a widespread lockdown, Civil Aviation Authority said in a report.

International passenger arrivals totaled 383,107, up from 14,273 in May 2020 (an increase of 2,584%), while the number of flights (domestic and international) totaled 19,608, up 194.3% from last year. Total passenger traffic in May was 1,250,187 (up 673.4% from May 2020). The May figures were 97.2% down compared with May 2019.

In the January-May period, passenger traffic totaled 2,913,951, down 48% from the same period in2020, while flights totaled 61,172 (42,730 domestic and 18,442 internationa), down 16% compared with 2020.


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