A 21.9% increase, compared to June 2014, was recorded in passenger traffic at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos,” which welcomed 1.88 million passengers. According to AIA data, both domestic and international passengers in June 2015 increased to similar levels by 24.3% and 20.6% respectively.
AIA received 660,759 domestic passengers, compared to 531,704 in June 2014, and 1.2 million international passengers, compared to 1 million during the same period last year. Furthermore, a 10% increase was recorded in Greek travelers, while the number of international travelers increased by 29%.
A further increase was recorded during the first six months of 2015 at Athens International Airport, with passenger traffic reaching about 8 million passengers, a 23% increase, compared to the same period in 2014 (approximately 6.5 million).
Moreover, flights to Athens International Airport increased by 18.2% in June, reaching a total of 18,000. Domestic flights increased by 18.7% and international flights increased by 17.8%. In June 2015, there were 7,849 domestic flights and 10,169 international flights.
Overall, in the first half of 2015, the number of flights approached 80,000, recording a 17.4% increase, compared to the same period in 2014, with all months showing similar overall growth levels. Both domestic and international flights grew by 13.9% and 20.1% respectively.