Heraklion tops Greek airports for passenger growth

Heraklion Airport /ANA-MPA Fanos Rapanis via Naftemporiki

Naftemporiki — Greece’s airports recorder record numbers of  passengers  in 2016, with Heraklion, Crete — leading other Greek airports with a 13.3 percent  passenger traffic increase over the previous year.

According to figures supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority in the country, more than 53.63 million passengers passed through Greece’s airports, an increase of 9.9 percent over the previous year.

In terms of flights, the number totaled 461,161, of which 271,451 were overseas flights – an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous year.

In terms of December 2016, the CAA recorded an increase of 14.6 percent in passenger traffic (domestic and overseas) from the corresponding month in 2015, or in absolute terms, 2.18 million passengers.

More than 1.34 million passengers passed through the Athens International Airport (AIA) in December 2016.