Passenger traffic at Greek airports soars in July 2018
Increased passenger traffic at Greece’s airports continued in July 2018, compared to the same month in 2017, with 3.83 million arrivals recorded last month, up by 9.8 percent compared to the corresponding month in 2017.
In terms of regions with the top tourism destinations in the country, the Cyclades islands recorded an increase of 23.7 percent in July 2018 (yoy); 12.7 percent for the Dodecanese islands.
The large island of Crete witnessed an increase of 9.2 percent in air passenger traffic last month.
During the Jan-Jul 2018 period, 11.5 million arrivals were recorded at Greece’s airports, an increase of 15.1 percent over the same period in 2017.
In terms of arrivals by land transports, a drop of 2.1 percent was reported for July 2018 compared with the same month in 2017, or some 44,000 people less than in July 2017.
In terms of countries of origin of people arriving in Greece by road transports, a rise of 7.3 percent was recorded from Albania; 9.7 percent from Bulgaria. Conversely, arrivals in July 2018 (yoy) from the former FYROM were down significantly, 16.2 percent; down by 8 percent from Turkey.
The lower figure for arrivals from FYROM, in absolute terms, means that almost 140,000 less entries were recorded in July 2018 from the corresponding month in 2017.
Overall for 2018, up until July, a marginal increase of 1.5 percent was reported for overland arrivals or 95,000 more people than in the corresponding period of 2017.
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