A sharp increase between January and July 2018, compared to the same period last year, has been seen regarding the number of arrivals in Greek airports. The increase is double-digit and has reached 10.1 per cent.
According to statistics by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority, the number of passengers who used Greek airports was nearly 34,400,000 people compared to 31,200,000 people between January and July 2017, that is an increase of more than three million passengers.
During the same period, the total number of flights contacted by the Greek airports was around 290,000 (114,000 internal and 176,000 external) seeing an increase of 8.3 per cent.
For the month of July alone, nearly ten million people travelled using Greek airports (9,923,674 passengers) and the average increase compared to July 2017 was 8.9 per cent.
More specifically, the arrivals from abroad brought 4,049,160 passengers to Greece, a figure increased by 8.9 per cent compared to the 3,718,805 in July 2017.
Most of the passengers in July 2018 used the airports of Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Corfu, while the airports with the sharpest increase of their arrivals were the ones in Sitia, Milos and Naxos between January and July 2018, compared to the same months last year.
The airports of Sitia and Milos saw an increase on their arrivals of 102 and 75 per cent respectively.