Crete: Total increase of 30% in international passenger traffic during the period June – July 2014

By connecting Heraklion and Chania to 65 international destinations, AEGEAN is making a significant contribution to increasing tourist traffic in Crete

Kifisia, 6 August 2014 – AEGEAN’s international passenger traffic had a significant increase of 30% at the airports of Heraklion and Chania in the period of June - July 2014, reaching 196,572 passengers compared to 151,463 in the same period last year.

This increase in traffic is mainly the result of the company’s outward-looking strategy and decision to enhance the international network of Heraklion and Chania by adding new destinations. 

In Heraklion in particular, in the months of June - July the company had a 29% increase in the international market, transporting 177,062 passengers, which amounts to 40,038 more passengers than those transported in the corresponding period in 2013. Similarly, Chania presented an increase of 35% with 19,510 passengers compared to 14,439 in the period of June-July 2013.

This year AEGEAN has connected Heraklion and Chania to 65 international destinations*, thus making a significant contribution to increasing tourist traffic in the region of Crete.

In particular, thanks to AEGEAN, Heraklion is connected throughout the summer season to 39 destinations, which include traditional tourist markets such as those of France, Germany, England, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Scandinavian countries, as well as rising tourist markets such as those of Russia, Israel and generally of Eastern Europe. 

Similarly, the company connects Chania to 27 international destinations, placing particular emphasis on Scandinavian countries.

In regards to the seven-month period from January to July, AEGEAN's total international passenger traffic at the airport of Heraklion presented an increase of 22%, reaching a number of 245,924 passengers, which are 44,794 more than in the corresponding period of 2013.

In the same period, the company’s international passenger traffic at the airport of Chania presented a 56% increase, amounting to 28,557 passengers, namely 10,202 more compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

* Heraklion’s external destinations:  Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Bordeaux, Nantes, Deauville, Paris, Toulouse (France), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy), Vienna, Linz (Austria), Brussels (Belgium), Zurich (Switzerland), Belgrade (Serbia), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara (Romania), Bratislava (Slovakia), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov, Kazan (Russia), Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Kassel, Frankfurt (Germany), Larnaca (Cyprus), Izmir, Istanbul (Turkey), Tel Aviv (Israel), Yerevan (Armenia), Košice (Slovakia), Exeter, Birmingham, Belfast (Great Britain).

*Chania’s external destinations:  Gothenburg (Sweden), Billund, Copenhagen, Odense (Denmark), Ålesund, Alta, Kristiansund, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Torp, Trondheim (Norway), Vaasa, Helsinki, Kokkola, Kuopio, Oulu (Finland), Visby, Luleå, Umeå, Skellefteå, Sundsvall, Stockholm (Sweden), Österland, (Netherlands), Vilnius (Lithuania), Bucharest (Romania), Munich (Germany).

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