Passenger arrivals in Fraport-run Greek airports soar 14.1% in year-to-date

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Passenger arrivals in Fraport-run Greek airports soar 14.1% in year-to-dateIn July alone, passenger traffic grew 10.3 percent

International passenger traffic in the 14 regional airports managed by a Fraport-led consortiumin Greece  posted a 14.1 percent jump in the first seven months of the year compared with the same period of 2016, the company said on Wednesday. 

According to the announcement, one million additional passengers arrived at Fraport Greece?s 14 airports in the year-to-date, with the total number reaching 10.662 million passengers versus 9.334 passengers in the same period last year. 

In July alone, passenger traffic grew 10.3 percent, which corresponds to 4.157 million passengers from abroad, compared with 3.769 million in 2016. All 14 airports recorded an increase this year, which signifies a positive dynamic for Greek tourism. 

In Kos, numbers show the recent earthquake did not dent tourist arrivals last month. The island's airport showed a significant 18.8 percent increase in July and 22.1 percent in the year-to-date.

At the same time, international passenger arrivals at the airport in Lesvos posted a whopping 57 percent jump in the first seven months of the year, with 56.7000 tourists visiting the island.  

The island with the highest passenger traffic in the year-to-date was Rhodes, which showed 2.24 million passengers versus two million in the same period last year, posting a 7.7 percent rise. 

The airport of Thessaloniki follows, with a 22.8 percent rise in international arrivals and 2.1 million passengers from January to July. 

Read more here.

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Source: ANA-MPA

 

 

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