Passenger traffic through Athens international airport exceeded one million in March for the first time since 2010, rising 24.5%, airport authorities said on Thursday.
According to figures released by the airport, international flight passengers increased 20% and domestic flight passengers by 33.2%. The number of Greek passengers increased significantly by 21%, while their numbers on domestic flights rose 36%.
Foreign travelers with Athens as their sole destination also rose by an impressive 29%. Passenger traffic for the first quarter of 2015 was roughly 2.98 million passengers, rising by 25.7% overall.
This reflected a very large jump in domestic traffic (36.9%) as well as a significant increase in foreign travel (19.7%). There was also an increase in the number of flights operated from Athens airport in the first three months of 2015, which increased 17.1% compared with the same period in 2014, as a result of an increased offer of flights and seats during summer months by a large number of airlines.