Civil Aviation Authority: Passenger traffic in Greek airports up 8.4 pct in Jan-May

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew 8.4 pct in the January-May period this year, compared with the corresponding period in 2016, totaling 14.6 million, official data showed on Wednesday.

A report by the Civil Aviation Authority said that there were 1,135,084 more passengers traveling through Greek airports in the five-month period than in the same period in 2016 (13,451,932). The number of flights in Greek airports totaled 133,974 in the January-May period (of which 66,586 domestic and 67,388 international), down 0.8 pct from the same period in 2016. In May, passenger traffic grew 5.9 pct to 5,321,340 passengers.

The airports of Athens, Heraclion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Chania recorded the biggest passenger traffic in the month.

In the five-month period, the airports of Paros, Mykonos and Naxos recorded the highest passenger traffic, with Paros recording an 117.2 pct increase compared with the same period last year. Mykonos recorded a 36.2 pct increase in passenger traffic, followed by Naxos (35.1 pct).