Passenger traffic at Athens Airport hit new heights in January

On the back of impressive growth recorded last year, Athens International Airport continued to make progress last month.

Passenger traffic increased by 27.9 percent from January 2014 to reach 975,455 people, while domestic traffic jumped by 43.9 percent.

AIA officials attribute this to people opting to fly rather than use other forms of travel as well as to the January 25 general election, as traffic spiked between January 22 and 27.

International traffic also expanded significantly, adding 19.6 percent on an annual basis.