Athens International Airport

Passengers continue to increase at Greek airports

January posted an increase in air passengers amounting to 5.4 percent from the same month in 2019, reaching a total of 2.25 million for all the country's airports, according to official figures by the Civil Aviation Authority.
This means that in the first month of the year there were 114,844 more passengers than a year earlier.

Airport, hospitals brace for possible coronavirus cases

As the Greek government steps up preparations for the possible arrival in the country of a new coronavirus called 2019-nCoV, health workers are using infrared thermometers at Athens International Airport to check the temperature of travelers from China and other destinations, as fever is a sign of infection.

Travelers from China screened at Athens airport

Health workers are using infrared thermometers at Athens' International Airport to check the temperature of tourists arriving with direct flights from China for possible coronavirus infections.

Authorities are also distributing leaflets with all the necessary information on Greek health services in Chinese and have posted posters in arrivals and departures at the airport.

Government sets 24.6 mln euro subsidy for airline services to islands

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport said it would pay a subsidy of 24,608,000 euros through a tender for 12 airline services to several Greek islands.

The tender will also set the maximum charter rates according to the season and the minimum frequency of flights.