Greece: 2022 Closed With a Record of 31 Million Passengers at Regional Airports

The latest data provided by Fraport for 2022 travel traffic reveals that 31 million passengers were registered at Greece’s regional airports last year.

In this regard, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias emphasized that this figure shows a more significant figure than recorded in 2019, claiming that these figures confirm the success of the tourism sector last year and the country’s economy strengthened, reports.

“I know that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis went to great lengths to repair the marble of the Parthenon – and everyone knows it too. I didn’t know exactly what the arguments were, but tourism and culture and tourism and culture people are inextricably linked. And it’s a big deal for this country. It is a heritage. Cultural heritage and tourism heritage go together” The Minister also noted.

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According to him, the 2023 season is expected to be strong despite the objective difficulties. He also said that although 2022 was a year of many challenges, tourism also showed excellent results, with an excess of 3 billion euros in travel revenue compared to the initial target.

Meanwhile, Minister Kikilias added that with regard to the upcoming elections, citizens should decide this course of the country and whether they want this Prime Minister. Challenges that Greece has overcome and thus supports Greek society in many ways.

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In addition, Kikilias stated regarding the Athens 1 constituency that it has always been at the forefront of the war in very, very difficult times.

He also pointed out that recent investments made in Athens have provided significant sustainability, especially in degraded areas. He also noted that assets in hotels, accommodation and health shops bring movement, light, people, income and security to Greece.

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At the end of December, the Minister of Tourism also announced that in October 2022, tourism revenues exceeded 3.3 percent in October 2019 and reached 1.5 billion euros.

As Minister Kikilias explained, this result is due to an increase of +69.2 percent in the UK, +10.6 percent in Germany and +6 percent in arrivals from key markets, including France, compared to the same period of 2019.

With higher levels, arrivals from the United States also increased by +12.3 percent, France by +28.1 percent and from the entire United Kingdom by +83.2 percent.


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