Record passenger numbers continue for Greek airports

Posted by Christian J. Hadjipateras 18/12/2017 0 Comment(s) TOURISM,

The record year for tourism in Greece continues to show no sign of abating after figures released showed a record number of passengers arriving at Greek airports across the country.


For the period of January to November 2017, airports recorded a total of 55.8m passengers compared to 53.6m for the same period the previous year. The statistics, released by the Civil Aviation Authority, recorded an increase of 9.8%. The most popular destinations included Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion.


While the continued surge in tourism is a welcome boost, it also meant that some airports such as Santorini and Mykonos struggled to cope with the record numbers. As a result, several upgrades to infrastructure are either planned or already underway in order to be able to handle the growing numbers.

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