Foreign arrivals up 12 pct in Heraklion airport in 2016

Passenger traffic in Heraklion airport “N. Kazantzakis” rose significantly in 2016, with foreign arrivals growing by around 12 percent and domestic ones by 9 percent, airport manager George Pliakas said in statements to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

In particular, domestic arrivals reached 536,481, an increase of around 9 percent, while foreign arrivals reached 2,900,000 passengers, an increase of around 12 percent. The total number of arrivals – departures reaches 6.9 million people.

Moreover, Pliakas said that Germans come first with 684,000 arrivals, followed by Greek with 536,481, the British with 433,000, the French with 308,000, the Russians with 307,000 and then the Dutch, the Swiss and the Polish people.