Greece’s international arrivals rise as domestic travel drops


The number of international arrivals to Greece increased by 3.9 percent in 2019 to 21.5 million, or by an additional 803 thousand passengers, against 2018. Contrary to this, domestic travel flows eased by 0.1 percent, according to SETE Intelligence (INSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

The rise in international arrivals was driven by a high percentage increase in traffic flows through international airports. Athens International Airport recorded increased by 12 percent to 6.4 million passengers, with Thessaloniki Airport recording an 8.1 percent growth to 2.3 million. All other airports saw slower activity by 0.5 percent.

International road arrivals in 2019 fell by 1.6 percent to 12.3 million.

In November, 930 thousand travellers visited Greece against 786 thousand in the same month in 2018, recording an 18.2 percent rise.

Overall, in the 11-month period, incoming traffic rose by 1.2 million, up 4.0 percent against the same period in 2018.

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