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Passenger traffic at Greek airports plunged 99% in April

Domestic and international passenger traffic at Greece’s airports plummeted by an unprecedented 99% in April due to the flight bans because of the coronavirus, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) reported on Friday.

Only 37,273 passengers flew in April, marking a dramatic 99% drop, when in comparison 3,745,671 passengers were transported in April 2019.

The number of flights, 5,032 in total, marked an 85.1% increase, when compared to the 33,727 flights in April 2019.

6,045 foreign passengers arrived in Greece in April 2020, a 99.6% drop compared to 2019. A total of 1,380,543 foreign passengers arrived in April 2019.

According to the passenger traffic statistics for 2020’s first quarter (January-April), the total number of flight passengers reached 5.45 million, down 47.8% compared to 10.4 million passengers in the same quarter of 2019.

Between January and April 2020, a total of 63,738 flights (37,670 domestic and 26,068 international) showed a decrease of 35.7% compared to the corresponding period in 2019 when 99,164 flights were carried out, the CAA said in a statement.

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