The prospect of an extended tourist season in Greece is looking more promising, as data from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority and Fraport revealed a 23.6% rise in international arrivals in December 2018.
In particular, international air passenger arrivals in December 2018 amounted to 418,552 compared to 338,515 in December 2017, an increase of 23.6%.
Indicative of the flow of arrivals is the fact that at Thessaloniki airport in December 2018, international arrivals reached 130,277, recording an increase of 43% compared to December 2017. At the same time, at Athens Airport, international arrivals of passengers in the month under review rose by 20.6% to 279,785. Heraklion airport also recorded a 26.7% rise, a double-digit increase.
2018 was the best year in the history of Greek tourism, with international arrivals reaching 33 million (including cruise arrivals) and revenues reaching an unprecedented 16 billion euros.