Flight activity through Greece’s airports surpassed pre-Covid 2019 levels by 0.6 percent, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) said this week.
According to tentative HCAA data, Athens International Airport (AIA), the 24 airports run by the HCAA and the country’s 14 regional airports managed by Fraport Greece handled a total of 529,235 flights in 2022 compared to 526,155 in 2019.
Last year, the airports handled 63.4 million passengers compared to 64.1 million in 2019, still down by 1.1 percent.
More specifically, from May to October 2022, the 24 regional airports run by the HCAA handled a total of 8,857,010 passengers marking a 4.06 percent rise over the same period in 2019 and 8,511,237 passengers. The number of flights through the 24 airports was up by 0.86 percent to 72,937 compared to the same period in 2019 when 72,317 flights were carried out.
The regional airports managed by Fraport Greece handled some 31.2 million passengers in 2022, marking a 79.0 percent increase compared to 2021 and up by 3.5 percent over 2019. The airports, some on popular destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Corfu, contributed to the positive performance of Fraport Group.
Lastly, overall in 2022, AIA welcomed 22.7 million passengers on domestic and international flights, exceeding respective 2021 levels by 84.1 percent but still down on 2019 levels.