Tourist traffic rises 8-9 pct in Q1

Tourist traffic data for 2019 is looking rather good, as Fraport Greece announced a first-quarter year-on-year rise of 8.2 percent at its regional airports, though this is attributed mainly to domestic rather than foreign travelers.

The total number of passengers using Fraport's 14 airports in Greece came to 1.9 million from January to March, with last month seeing an uptick of 1.1 percent compared with last year, to reach 710,000 passengers. Domestic traffic, the firm's data show, rose 4.7 percent this March compared to last, while international traffic dipped 4.8 percent.

The highest March increases, in the double digits, were recorded at the airports of Kos, Cephalonia, Kavala, Mytilene, Corfu and Santorini, while Samos and Thessaloniki also performed well.

Athens International Airport, meanwhile, appears to be looking forward to another busy year, as first...

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