Aegean Airlines says passenger traffic up 8.0 pct

Aegean Airlines on Tuesday said its passenger traffic totaled 2.1 million passengers in the April-May period, up 8.0 pct compared with the same period in 2016.

The Greek airline said international passenger traffic grew 15 pct in the two-month perid, totaling 1.2 million passengers, with passenger traffic from the Athens airport rising 19 pct. Aegean Airlines said domestic traffic was stable despite the fact that Olympic Air managed less remote air routes and stronger domestic competition.

Aegean Arlines said seat occupancy grew 8.0 pct to 79 pct, from 71 pct in the same eriod last year, reflecting an more efficient management of seat capacity, attractive ticket offers and higher demand for air travel to Greece.

Dimitris Gerogiannis, Aegean Airlines CEO, commenting on the results said it was a very good start of the summer season.