News

Aegean Airlines Breaks Passenger Records in 2019

Aegean Airlines Breaks Passenger Records in 2019

Aegean Airlines set a new traffic record in 2019, nearly reaching the 15 million passenger threshold. The carrier recorded a 7% increase in total passenger traffic last year, a significant achievement marking 20 years of operation.

Aegean and Olympic Air carried 14.99 million passengers in 2019, nearly one million more than the previous year, offering 17.85 million seats in total.

The increase was driven from the Athens hub (up 11%) as well as the regional bases of Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes and Kalamata. Domestic traffic reported a marginal increase of 3%. Load factor rates improved by almost one percentage point to 84.8% in 2019.

Dimitris Gerogiannis, Chief Executive, Aegean Airlines, said: “We achieved 11% growth in international traffic and 7% overall for 2019 by expanding our capacity, mainly at the beginning and end of the traditional tourist season.

“We will continue to invest in expanding the tourist season and by offering enhanced quality services for our customers, as this is a quest for achieving sustainable development and growth for the company, tourism industry and the country.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

More in News

New York Wants to Offer Free Vaccines to Tourists

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

Stena Line & Irish Ferries call for Reopening of Common Travel Area

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

British Airways’s New Ad is All About You

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

UK Tourism Bodies Appeal for Greater Clarity & Flexibility Around International Travel

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

ECTAA Webinar to Push Croatia as a ‘Safe & Attractive’ Destination

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

Time to Start ‘Planning our Summer’, says Holohan as 30% of Adults Receive First Covid Jab

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

IATA Brands Spanish Airport Charge Hike as ‘Irresponsible’

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

Losses Mount for IAG as Forecast is For Subdued Return

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

Ireland had EU’s Most Stringent Lockdown this Year

Fionn DavenportMay 7, 2021

Copyright © 2021 ittn