Greece: Significant increase in passenger volumes compared to last year


Greek tourism marked another successful month, as the number of passengers welcomed and flights operated in October increased further, authorities said. 

According to data provided by the Greek Aviation Authority (CAA), in the first 10 months of 2021, the country welcomed 32,057,627 passengers and 339,187 flights were operated, of which 200,843 were international. Enjoyed this post? Never miss out on future posts by following us.

This means that compared to the corresponding season of 2020, the number of passengers has increased by 69%, reaching 18,967,841. In addition, the number of flights also increased from 232,442 in the first 10 months of 2020 to 339,187 this year, an increase of 45.9%.

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In particular, 1,683,723 international passengers were registered during October of this year, an increase of about 126.9 percent compared to the same month of 2020. A similar positive trend was also observed in the number of cases. theft, 45,771 of which were recorded, marking 74.6%. increased compared to 2020 when 26,208 flights were operated.

Total arrivals (arrivals / departures) in October of this year reached 4,994,121 arrivals, an increase of 118.1% compared to the number of visitors on October 20 of 2,290,132 arrivals.

However, the numbers are not as impressive as pre-pandemic levels, when no travel restrictions were put in place for passengers around the world. Overall, air traffic decreased by 29.2% in the first 10 months of 2019, when the number of flights stood at 478,872 flights. In addition, the number of passengers also decreased by 45.7% over the same period, with 59,069,514 passengers were handled.

But with more than 32 million passengers welcomed, Greece has proven itself to be hospitable and a top UK tourist destination in 2021, as previously reported by World Travel Market (WTM). 

Overall, the country has been welcomed by a number of tourism organisations, including the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), publicly commending its good tourism management amid COVID19 and its implementation. vaccines among the people, which has also boosted Greek tourism and the economy.

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