17 July 2018

Airport arrivals up with double digits in 1H2017

02 August 17 - RE+D Magazine
Airport arrivals up with double digits in 1H2017


Pepper Hellas

Consultant - GREECE


International airport arrivals grew at double-digit rates in the first half of 2017, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Wednesday. In a report, SETE said that international airport arrivals grew 10.9 pct in June, for a 10.5 pct growth rate in the first six months of the year, Aris Ikkos, scientific director at the Institute of Greek Tourism Confederation, told ANA.


He added that according to available data on scheduled flights in Greek regional airports (excluding Athens) "there is very strong demand by airlines, recording a 10 pct increase by June.

A projection of this trend over a 12-month period showed an increase in demand by 8.5 pct, something that could change dynamically but shows that we are on a very positive course". International arrivals in regional airports were up 13.5 pct in June, up 6.1 pct in the first half of 2017.

Ikkos said domestic air traffic is also rising along with traffic for air travels abroad. He noted that UK visitors topped the list of international air arrivals, followed by Germany, Italy, Russia and Holland.

These countries -with the exception of Italy which shows a slight decline- recorded increases of around 10-24 pct so far this year.

SETE report said that based on available figures tourist arrivals were expected to rise in September and October.


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