Aegean reported a significant increase in passenger traffic in the January-May period, in comparison with the same period last year, carrying more than 5 million passengers.
The airline exceeded the passenger traffic of the corresponding pre-pandemic period, confirming the positive prospects, which had become apparent during the first quarter of the year.
In particular, passengers in the Aegean’s international network to and from the Athens International Airport rose 65% compared with 2022 and 12% compared with 2019.
This increase is mainly attributed to the expansion of the Aegean’s international network as well as the addition of more flights towards Italy, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, direct flights have started from Athens to Bristol, Birmingham, Riga and Lille, from Thessaloniki to Barcelona and Cologne, as well as from Chania, Ioannina, Mykonos, Rhodes and Kalamata to Tel Aviv.
In the coming days, nine new routes from/to Athens are expected to start (Ljubljana, Dammam, Newcastle, Seville, Olbia, Kuwait, Pisa, Palma de Mallorca and Split), and three new routes from/to Thessaloniki (Venice, Yerevan and Tbilisi). Five routes from/to Heraklion (Vienna, Marseille, Larnaca, Tirana and Belgrade) are also expected to begin as well as the route connecting Rhodes with Belgrade.