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Passenger traffic down 68% at Athens International Airport in September

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic were also reflected in air travel in September, with passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) down 68 pct from the same period last year.

According to AIA statistics, passenger traffic reached 861,000 passengers, compared to 2.7 million passengers last year. Passengers on both domestic and international flights recorded a decrease of 58 pct and 72.3 pct, respectively. In total, during the period January-September, the airport traffic reached the level of 6.9 million passengers, recording a decrease of 65.7 pct compared to the corresponding period of 2019, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic during the period March – September.

International traffic fell by 68.9 pct, while domestic passengers fell by 58.2 pct.

During the first nine months of 2020, there were 90,354 flights, recording a decrease of 49 pct compared to 2019, due to flight cancellations during the period March – September, due to the effects of the pandemic.

Domestic flights decreased by 44 pct and international flights by 52.7 pct.

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  1. Yet the goverments of this world are still not giving small buisnesses any help what so ever with no tourism and only able to open shops for 3 months with no tourists , why is there no help at all ? towards paying rents , vat and efka etc let alone put a loaf of bread on the table this winter

    • i guess you havent understood that the goal of the ruling class (no matter what left/right brand names they slap on the outside this day of the week) is now determined to eliminate small business, or really any independent means of making a living for anyone. they want everyone enslaved and dependent on a handful of corporations, which will be hard to distinguish from governments or banks, as they’re all swimming in a sea of corruption together anymore. People who have to crawl and beg for a crust of bread are not going to resist or rebel against , well, much of anything really. until you comprehend that the ruling class is largely composed of psychopaths drunk on power and domination, for whom wealth or luxury are only secondary cherries on top of the cake, you will continue to be surprised at what theyre doing. now start applying some common sense to how to avoid the ugly fate they are planning for you. hint: it does not involve digging yourself deeper into a hole of dependence on handouts and ‘help’. if you arent taking active moves to help yourself and break the cycle of dependence, you should be not at all surprised when those who bought you for breadcrumbs throw you into the fire for their amusement.