ECONOMY

Foreign traffic rise amounting to 24 percent for Aegean Air

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Aegean Airlines carried 24 percent more passengers on international flights in 2015, beating the growth in total air arrivals to Greece last year (6 percent) and confirming its contribution to tourism and the economy, it announced on Thursday.

Greece’s main carrier had 1,537,849 more passengers last year than in 2014, reaching a total of 11,650,374, and posting annual growth of 15 percent on all flights.

Despite the rather weak domestic demand, there was a 7 percent rise in Aegean’s flights within Greece.