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Passenger traffic at Greek airports: growth for December and 2018

14 regional airports in Greece are  operated by Fraport (Germany). According to her report, in December 2018, passenger traffic increased by 16% compared with the same period in 2017.

But not only the last month showed a good result. At the end of the year, the number of passengers increased by 8.9% and reached 29,800,000 people, which is 2,400,000 more than last year.

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Mykonos Airport in December showed an increase in passengers by half compared with the same period of the previous year. Positive dynamics was demonstrated by other regional airports. So, in 2018, more people arrived in Cephalonia by 51%, and in Thessaloniki – by 25.9%.

After the top three go Mitilini, Chania and the airport on the island of Samos – in which the increase in passengers was 23.7%, 22.9%, 22.5%, respectively.

As a result of last year, Chania and Thessaloniki pleased with the increase in the tourist season. 4504 tourists arrived in Crete in December. And the increase in international passenger traffic was a record 5,530.0%. In Thessaloniki, the international passenger traffic in December increased by 45.1%.

Athens International Airport also showed an increase in passenger traffic: in 12 months it increased by 9.1% compared to the same period in 2017.

The largest Greek airport Eleftherios Venizelos last year served more than 24 million passengers, and 1.5 million people in December. Passenger traffic has increased by 8.7% over the last month of the year while over 12 months it grew by 13.1%.

By the number of passengers served, the first place was shared by the airport in Rhodes (5,000,000 people) and in Thessaloniki.

The services of 14 Greek regional airports were used more by Cypriots and Germans – over 50% of the total number of passengers. Slightly fewer passengers were recorded from Italy, Austria and the UK.