The passenger traffic at the airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” of Chania, in Crete, recorded an explosive growth in the first seven months of 2022, exceeding not only the passenger traffic of 2019, but also the traffic before the outbreak of the pandemic.
A lot more aircraft flights were also recorded this year, in comparison with the first seven months of 2019.
Passenger traffic in 2022 breaks the last four-year records
According to the official traffic data presented by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, in the first seven months of 2022, (January – July), 1,744,597 passengers moved through the airport of Chania, compared to 601,875 passengers, whο had moved in the first seven months of 2021.
Meanwhile, in the same period of 2022, 12,596 flights were made through the “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” airport, compared to 6,229 flights in 2021.
The increase in passenger traffic, in 2022 compared to 2021, was 189.9% and, in aircraft traffic, the relevant increase was 102.2%.
Impressive is the fact that, in the first seven months of 2019, when Greek tourism broke all records, 1,639,323 passengers moved from the airport of Chania with 11,353 flights.
Increase in tourism
The traffic data of Chania Airport, in the first seven months of 2022, confirm the forecasts for a significant increase in tourism in Chania and Crete, compared to the corresponding data for the same period of the previous years.
In the first seven months of 2020, 256,157 passengers had moved through the airport “Daskalogiannis” with only 2,912 flights.
British are the “top fans” of Crete
Regarding the nationalities of foreign tourists in Chania, in the first seven months of 2022, the “top five” are British, Danish, Norwegians, Germans and Polish.
As for the traffic data of Chania Airport in July, this year, 548,357 passengers travelled with international flights and 72,071 passengers with the domestic ones.