Passenger traffic in Athens aiport plunged in March

Passenger traffic in the Athens International Airport plunged 61.3 pct in March, making the month the worst month in the history of the airport. The air transport sector has been harshly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, leading airlines to halt the flight schedule and put thousands of workers into unpaid leave.

Passenger traffic shrank to 640,000 in March, almost one million less compared with March 2019, reflecting a rapid deterioration which occured in the second half of the month. Domestic traffic was down 60 pct and international traffic plunged 62 pct.

Passenger traffic in the first three months of 2020 totaled 3.5 million, down 20.5 pct from 2019, with domestic traffic down 24.4 pct and international traffic down 18.6 pct. The number of lights fell 33.7 pct (30 pct domestic and 36 pct international).