Aegean reports passenger traffic for January-February 2018

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 9, 2018 17:01

Aegean reports passenger traffic for January-February 2018

Aegean reports a strong start to the year with a 12% growth in passenger traffic for January and February 2018, welcoming 1.5 million passengers on board its flights.

Aegean and Olympic Air carried 680 thousand passengers on domestic flights, a 9% growth compared to the same period in 2017, while passengers carried on international flights increased by 15% to 808 thousand. Total flights operated increased by 2%, hence the growth in passenger traffic stemmed mainly from higher load factors which averaged 81% from 76% in the respective 2017 period.

Traffic from the main base in Athens rose by 14%, with Aegean achieving a faster pace of growth compared to the overall market as the latter grew by 6.5%. More specifically, Aegean’s international traffic from Athens grew by 19% following a significant investment on maintaining many seasonal destinations in the winter period, contributing on the extension of the season as well as offering more direct connection choices to passengers.

Image: Airbus
Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 9, 2018 17:01