So far the 2016 tourist season in Greece has exceeded expectations as well as previous year’s levels.
Both domestic and international visitors have increased traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA). In May alone the traffic numbers reached 1.8 million passengers, a 8.9 percent increase from 2015.
In May there was an increase of 11.7 percent for domestic passengers and a 7.4 percent rise for international travelers.
The numbers over the past five months show a steady increase in growth in vacationers passing through the airport. Traffic has totaled 6.73 million passengers during this five-month period which is equivalent to an increase of 10.4 percent over last year.
Since the beginning of the year domestic passengers traffic has grown by 15.8% and international travelers by 7.3%. Welcoming news for Greece, which relies heavily on its tourist sector for revenue which the country is in desperate need.
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