El. Exceeded 11 million passengers. Venizelos’ – In 47% of 2019 the performance

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Of Costa Ketsietzis

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About mid-2019 closes this year’s passenger traffic at the country’s largest airport, according to the latest data from the AIA “El. Venizelos”.

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In particular, in November the passenger traffic at the airport of Spata amounted to 1.22 million passengers, three times as much as in November 2020 when we were in the “heart” of the second loot but 26.9% less than in November 2019, which It was a record year for Greek tourism.

Domestic flights accounted for 418,625 passengers, 321% more than in November 2019, while international flights carried 799,834 passengers from just 163,597 in 2020. Compared to 2019, domestic passenger traffic was reduced by 15.8% and international by 31, 6%.

In total, during the period January-November 2021, the traffic of the airport amounted to 11.24 million passengers and, although it exceeded the performance of 2020 by 43.3%, it remained reduced compared to 2019 by 53%.

Compared to 2020, domestic passengers increased by 43.7% and international passengers by 43.1%, but lagged behind 2019 by 42.3% and 57.7% respectively.

Flights are at high levels

Despite the reduction of passenger traffic, flights to and from “El. Venizelos” remain at high levels for the season.

According to data from the European Aviation Safety Agency (Eurocontrol) the number of flights in the last week of November was 6% lower than the corresponding week of 2019, when at other major airports flights were at 30% to 40 % less.

With 2021 the focus of the aviation industry and tourism is shifting to the reservations of 2022, which appear increased compared to the corresponding last year.

However, the Omicron mutation threatens the euphoric climate that has been created for next year, where it seems that at least for the next few months the market will continue to operate with many last minute bookings.

kostaskets@capital.gr

Source From: Capital

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