January was a positive start to the year for Athens International Airport. The airport handled 1.44 million passengers, an increase of 3.9% compared to January 2019 and 87.2% compared to January 2022 performance – which is particularly impressive considering that in March 2023, one third of all flights from Greece were cancelled due to bad weather conditions across Europe during the snowstorm season that some considered “apocalyptic”.
Domestic traffic stood at 0.45 million, up 1.8% compared to the first quarter of 2019 and international traffic at 0.98 million – a 5% increase compared to the first quarter of last year.
During the 12 months of last year, Athens International Airport’s passenger traffic reached 22.73 million – an 84% increase compared to 2018 and an 11% decrease compared to 2019.
More passengers boarded international and domestic flights in 2022 compared to the previous year, but fewer people flew on international or domestic flights in 2019.