AEGEAN: 11% increased passenger traffic in the 1st quarter of 2024

It carried about 2.9 million passengers recording equivalent traffic growth of 11% on both the internal and external network during the 1st quarter of 2024. In the traditionally weaker quarter of the year AEGEAN carried a total of around 2.9 million passengers, increased by 279 thousand compared to 2023, having offered around 3.5 million seats available, according to its passenger traffic report. The development in relation to 2023 was balanced on the external network of Athens (+10%) and Thessaloniki (+10%), confirming the company’s commitment to the development of both major airports in the country that have significant international activity in winter. It is noted that AEGEAN’s network during this winter’s period included 85 direct connections to and from foreign destinations, with 10 of them first taking place in winter, including Bilbao, Bratislava, Tallinn, Barcelona from Thessaloniki as well as the new route to Dubai. It is recalled that during the winter period completed, it was first carried out in collaboration with special Tour Operators of the external winter tourism program in Rhodes, connecting the island with more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, France, Germany and England. At the same time, AEGEAN’s more ten-year cooperation with TEMES continued, for flights during the winter period to and from Kalamata with Germany, Sweden and Denmark. It is worth noting that the increase in foreign passenger traffic exceeds 27% for Athens and 32% for Thessaloniki compared to the corresponding period in 2019, recording the first significant results for the company and Greek tourism from AEGEAN’s systematic investment in maintaining network, connectivity and frequencies during the winter season. It is noted that AEGEAN in 2023 offered a total of more than 18.5 million positions of which 11.1 million foreign positions, 2.1 million more than 2022 and 800 thousand more than 2019. The company’s network included a total of 180 destinations in 49 countries with 307 direct scheduled and charter flights and attempted with 76 planes receiving 9 more new Airbus 320/321 neo aircraft scheduled for 2023.