Athens Airport wins +20 million passengers Routes prize

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Athens Airport wins +20 million passengers Routes prizeThis year's jury also lauded Greece for an impressive 11% growth of passenger traffic in 2018, with more than 24.1 million passengers

The Athens Airport "El. Venizelos" won the first prize in the category 'Over 20m pax' (+20 million passengers per annum) at the Routes Europe 2019 awards held in Hanover on Tuesday, ANA reports.

Greece's largest international airport won against substantial airport competition from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Russia, after a vote exclusively by airlines, which reward excellence in aviation worldwide.

 In the same category, Brussels airport ranked second, while top contenders also included the airports of Copenhagen, Munich, Oslo (Gardermoen) and Moscow (Vnukovo).

At the same time, the Athens hub introduced 62 new routes this past year and welcomed 4 new airlines. Volotea and Ellinair also set up base in Athens, while Ryanair launched 21 connections and Aegean Airlines 15 new routes, while another 13 companies increased their activity on 34 routes.

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