ECONOMY

Demand for flights to Athens and Thessaloniki to exceed supply

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Flights to Greece and across Europe are set to skyrockets over the coming weeks, according to Eurocontrol.

The authority that monitors European air travel safety anticipated the average number of flights in the European Union to rise from 13,900 a day this week to 20,000 by end-June and top 70% of traffic at the same time in 2019.

Demand for the Athens and Thessaloniki airports is projected to outweigh supply, with flight numbers this week averaging 451 per day in the Greek capital, rising to 646 in the week of July 5-11.

The northern port will see daily flight numbers grow from 104 this week to 176 five weeks later.