ECONOMY

Athens airport sees promising rise in traffic

Athens International Airport (AIA) reported on Monday a 28 percent rise in passenger traffic last month, compared with October 2013, reaching 1.43 million.

Domestic flights saw a rise of 34.8 percent rise and international ones growth of 24.6 percent. Of particular interest is the 39 percent hike in the number of passengers flying to Athens as their final destination rather than a transit point, illustrating the increasing popularity of the Greek capital as a destination beyond the peak season.

In the first 10 months of 2014 AIA reported 20.3 percent growth in traffic to reach 13.1 million passengers, or over 2.2 million more than in the January-October 2013 period.