The Greece emerges victorious in the struggle for the recovery of tourism in Europe, despite the fires of previous days, they note in their report in the Financial Times based on the data of the specialized company OAG.
Despite the fact that seats on flights scheduled for August in Europe are reduced by 31% compared to the corresponding month of 2019 – that is, the number of passengers remains well below pre-pandemic levels – on routes to Greece in August traffic has surpassed the pre-Covid data, which increased by 2%.
On the other hand, the corresponding seats for flights to Spain, one of the most important other Mediterranean destinations, are reduced by 25%.
The main factors for the recovery of tourist flows to Greece are the great interest from Germany, France and Switzerland. According to OAG data, the planned capacity of flights from these three markets is increased by 25, 31 and 26% respectively compared to August 2019, despite the fact that 2019 was a record year in terms of arrivals. in our country.