Arrivals in April at Greece’s 14 regional airports on upward momentum

A total of 1.67 million passengers visited Greece’s 14 regional airports in April an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago and continues the momentum of March, management company Fraport Greece said this week.

More specifically regional airport traffic in the first four months of the year rose by 7.6 percent to 3.7 million through the airports of Aktion, Chania, Corfu, Kavala, Kefalonia, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Kos, Mytilini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini and Skiathos, with domestic travel increasing by 8 percent and international arrivals by 6.7 percent.

International inbound traffic in April alone, mainly driven by travelers from the Britain And Germany, increased by 2.3 percent compared to the same month in 2023 to 1.09 million and domestic arrivals in April increased by 3.6 percent up to 580,000.

Flight numbers in April grew by 4.3 percent compared to last year with the number of domestic flights increased by 6.1 percent and international flights by 3 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

On the other hand, six from Fraport 14 airports fell in April, including those of Mykonos and Santorini (decline in international arrivals). The island of Kos also saw traffic fall by 6.1 percent in April, Action (-8 percent), Cephalonia (-9.8 percent), and Chania on Crete (-2.8 percent).

Mykonos and Santorini marked a decline the number of international arrivals fell by 12.1 percent and 3.6 percent respectively in April.

The best performing regional airport in April was Skiathos‘ placing a An increase of 23.9 percent in traffic, followed by the airports of Kavala (+20.6 percent), Zakynthos (+15.5 percent), Santorini (+11.5 percent), Corfu (+8.1 percent), and Rhodes (+6.2 percent).

Thessaloniki airport too amounted to 1.2 percent rise and welcomed the largest number of passengers.

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