In August, passenger demand at Athens Airport increased.

According to recently revealed data, passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) was generally decent in August, but was still impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis and its influence on air travel.

Athens Airport handled 2,110,033 passengers in August, a 75.3 percent increase over the previous year’s figure of 1,203,521 passengers. However, compared to August 2019, passenger traffic at the airport was down 30.6 percent.

The result, according to AIA, indicates a gradual improvement compared to previous months, as the lifting of Covid-19 mobility limitations since mid-May 2021, as well as the peak summer vacation time, encourage a gradual recovery.

The improvement in passenger demand was more noticeable in the local market, where traffic was 19.4 percent lower than in 2019, while international demand also showed indications of recovery, with a 35.4 percent drop compared to 2019 traffic.

 

Overall, passenger traffic at the airport totaled 6.6 million between January and August 2021, a 10.6 percent increase over the same period in 2020, but a 61.6 percent decrease compared to 2019, due to a dramatic reduction in traffic since March 2020 due to the pandemic’s impact.

Domestic passengers increased by 18.9%, while foreign passengers increased by 5.7 percent, however both were down by 50.3 percent and 66.6 percent, respectively, from the same time in 2019.

AIA is one among Europe’s busiest airports.

The improvement in passenger demand was more noticeable in the local market, where traffic was 19.4 percent lower than in 2019, while international demand also showed indications of recovery, with a 35.4 percent drop compared to 2019 traffic.

The show runs from January through August.
Overall, passenger traffic at the airport totaled 6.6 million between January and August 2021, a 10.6 percent increase over the same period in 2020, but a 61.6 percent decrease compared to 2019, due to a dramatic reduction in traffic since March 2020 due to the pandemic’s impact.

Domestic passengers increased by 18.9%, while foreign passengers increased by 5.7 percent, however both were down by 50.3 percent and 66.6 percent, respectively, from the same time in 2019.

AIA is one among Europe’s busiest airports.

with information from: gtp.gr / eurocontrol.int

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