Passenger traffic in Greek airports took off in the January-October period

Passenger traffic in Greek airports took off in the January-October period totaling 49.3 million, surpassing the figure of 49.2 million passengers for the whole of 2015.

Civil Aviation Authority, a report released on Tuesday, said it expected passenger traffic to rise to a new record this year.

The number of flights in Greek airports totaled 419,316 in the 10-month period (of which 165,118 domestic and 254,198 international), up 4.0 pct compared with the same period in 2015 (a rise 1.3 pct in domestic flights and 5.7 pct in international flights).

Passenger traffic was up 9.7 pct from the same period last year to 49,313,246 passengers.

In October, passenger traffic totaled 4,690,561, up 18.9 pct from the same month last year, with the largest increase recorded in the airports of Athens, Heraclion, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Chania.