Passenger traffic up 6.6 pct yr/yr at Greek airports in Q1 2017

Greece’s Civil Aviation Service (CAS) on Tuesday unveiled figures showing that passenger traffic had increased 6.6 pct in the first quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016.

According to the CAS, a total of 5,980,112 passengers used airports in the first quarter of 2017, up from 5,611,578 in 2016, for an increase of 328,534.

In the month of March, passenger traffic was up 5.5 pct compared with the same month in 2016, with 2.23 million passengers taking flights.

The airports with the highest increase in passengers during the 1st quarter were those of Paros (114.5 pct), followed by Mykonos (98.9 pct) and Skiathos (62.7 pct).