Aegean Airlines reports growth in passenger traffic in Q1

19 April 2017
337 Views

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines said on Wednesday passenger traffic grew 5 percent in the first quarter, with load factors improving to historically high levels for the winter season.

The company, a member of the Star Alliance airline group, said it flew a total of 2.1 million passengers on domestic and foreign routes, together with its subsidiary Olympic Air.

Its overall load factor – a measure of how full its planes are – improved by eight percentage points to 76.8 percent compared to last year’s first quarter.

Aegean, which flies a young fleet of 61 aircraft, mostly Airbus A320 jets, said passenger numbers on flights abroad grew 17 percent to 1.1 million but fell 6 percent on domestic routes due to weaker demand.

“The course of load factors and pre-bookings for the summer season … are very encouraging for how the full year will turn out,” Chief Executive Dimitris Gerogiannis said in a statement.

You may be interested

Turkey blasts Greece over decision to grant asylum to 8 Turkish officers
GREECE
shares21 views
GREECE
shares21 views

Turkey blasts Greece over decision to grant asylum to 8 Turkish officers

makis - May 25, 2018

The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman described the decision by the Greek legal system to grant asylum to the eight Turkish…

Moving moments as Pontian Greeks sing at Harry Klynn’s funeral
GREECE
shares22 views
GREECE
shares22 views

Moving moments as Pontian Greeks sing at Harry Klynn’s funeral

makis - May 25, 2018

Greek comedian Vassilis Triantafyllidis, known by his stage name “Harry Klynn”, was laid to rest in Kalamaria at the Church…

Greece-FYROM talks: No deal!
POLITICS
shares21 views
POLITICS
shares21 views

Greece-FYROM talks: No deal!

makis - May 25, 2018

Special UN negotiator on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM Matthew Nimetz said there was no agreement between Foreign…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.