ECONOMY

Airport arrivals up 6.5 percent in first semester

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The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) recorded a 6.5 percent year-on-year increase in airport arrivals in the first six months of 2015.

Athens International Airport fared particularly well, with a 28 percent upswing in July alone and an overall 26.5 percent rise for the first six months.

The positive figures put the country’s tourism industry on track to hit its target of 25 million international arrivals for 2015.

SETE highlighted that the increase was largely due to special offers by tourism companies, while domestic tourism for the same period had fallen.