2017 ended with yet another rise in air travellers to Greece’s main airports as another record year drew to a close. Since 2012, the country has recorded a year-on-year increase in air travel, which has boosted the tourism sector.
Figures released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) showed a 5.3% increase in December and an overall 8.6% rise since the beginning of 2017. International traffic at regional airports in December marked a decline of 1.9% while Athens International Airport recorded a 9% rise.
In addition to the above, tourism revenue in Greece increased by 1.3% in November and by 10.7% since the start of the year. Given the positive trend over the last 5 years, figures for 2018 are expected to either equal or exceed those of 2017.