In particular, according to Fraport Greece data for the whole of last year, passenger traffic at the 14 regional airports (Aktio, Chania, Corfu, Kavala, Kefalonia, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Kos, Mytilene, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Rhodes, Samos) Skiathos) stood at 30.15m from 29.88m in 2018, up 0.9% . An increase of 0.6% was recorded in 2019 and in the number of flights at the 14 airports totaling 245,569 from 244.201 2018, while the number of flights for December was reduced.
Of the 14 airports in terms of passenger traffic, Thessaloniki Airport is the one with the highest volume of 6.9 million passengers (+ 3.1%), followed by Rhodes Airport with more from 5.54 million (-0.5%). High-traffic airports also include Corfu, with 3.27 million passengers in 2019 (up from 3.36 million in 2018) and Chania with 2.98 million (-0.8%).
The biggest increase, by 8.9%, was recorded at Mykonos airport with a total of 1.52 million passengers last year, while at the also very popular destination of Santorini, annual growth was 2% to 2.3 million last year. passengers.
Note that just yesterday and announced officially (SS had proideasei about himself Tourism Minister. Haris Theocharis ) the direct connection of Santorini Doha by Qatar Airways, which will add seasonal flights to this route for the summer 2020 season, with Fraport Greece CEO Alexander Zinel announcing, on the occasion of the new connection, that “Qatar Airways via Doha is making its way to Santorini accessible by a range of new markets. In the near future, the travel experience to this internationally renowned destination will be greatly improved as the new terminal is completed. Qatar Airways’ growing presence coincides with the significant improvements achieved in operational and operational efficiency at our airports. “