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Greek Airports Post Foreign Arrivals Drop in January, February

March 09, 2012

International arrivals at Greek airports fell 6.7 percent in the first two months of the year, according to data collected from 13 airports by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises.

The number of people arriving from abroad fell to 360,931 in the two months through Feb. 29, from 386,930 in the year- earlier period, the association said in a statement posted on its website. February saw a 1.2 percent decline, to 169,128.

Athens International Airport, Greece’s biggest, saw an 11 percent drop in the two months, to 243,520. The 13 airports account for 95 percent of all arrivals by air from abroad. Five of the airports had no international passengers in January and February of either year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Natalie Weeks in Athens at nweeks2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maria Petrakis at mpetrakis@bloomberg.net


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