G4S: Passenger traffic in four large Greek airports grew 5.3 pct during the summer

Passenger traffic in four large Greek airports grew 5.3 pct during the summer season from May to September, G4S Greece said on Tuesday.

G4S said passenger traffic in the airports of Athens, Heraklion, Chania and Kos began growing from the middle of the summer season as traffic growth in May and June was slow.

Dimitris Antoniou, of G4A Airports, said a growth rate of 2.2 pct in June reached 7.2 pct in July and this trend continued in the following months, climaxing in September with a growth rate of 7.9 pct.

Heraklion airport recorded the biggest percentage increase (11.1 pct), totaling 2,699,213 passengers in the five-month period, followed by the Chania airprot with an 8.0 pct increase, surpassing one million passengers. Kos airport recorded a 12.8 pct decline in traffic, while the Athens International Airport recorded a 5.0 pct increase totaling 3,479,266 passengers. Antoniou said that more than 8.0 million passengers travelled through the four airports without any serious problem or any delays during passenger control.

G4S is the largest private security services company in Greece with a workforce of 2,500, with activities in 35 Greek cities. The parent company, with an annual turnover of 9.0 billion euros, is the second largest employer in the world with more than 620,000 workers in 120 countries.