Kalamata Airport Passenger Traffic Declines by 17% in Q3 2023

Kalamata Airport experienced a significant decline in passenger traffic during Q3 2023, with numbers falling 16.77% compared to the same quarter in 2022. Despite the decline, the airport remains a vital gateway to the Peloponnese region of Greece. It is served by several airlines, offering both domestic and international flights, a popular destination for private jets and charter flights.

Sustained Passenger Growth at Kalamata Airport, Q3 2023

Kalamata Airport in Greece has been making continuous efforts to increase passenger volume growth, with a significant change observed in Q3 2023. The airport saw a 16.77% decrease in passenger traffic compared to the same quarter of the previous year, marking a challenging period for the airport.

From Q3 2019 to Q3 2023, the airport has experienced various changes in passenger volume. In Q3 2019, the airport served 199,898 passengers. However, due to the global pandemic, passenger volume dropped to 68,113 in Q3 2020, a decrease of 65.93% from the same quarter of the previous year.

Despite the challenges, the airport made a remarkable recovery in Q3 2021, serving 122,677 passengers, a whopping increase of 80.11% from the same quarter of the previous year. The upward trend continued in Q3 2022, with the airport serving 199,880 passengers, marking a 62.93% increase from the same quarter of the previous year.

Kalamata Airport Passenger Volume: Q3 2019 to Q3 2023

In Q3 2023, the airport served 166,361 passengers. Although this surpassed the pandemic levels of Q3 2020 and other quarters after that, it did not surpass the pre-pandemic levels in Q3 2019, indicating that the airport still needs to recover from the impacts of the pandemic fully.

Analyzing the Q3 2023 passenger traffic data for Kalamata Airport, it is evident that the airport has yet to recover compared to the pre-pandemic quarter of Q3 2019. The airport served 166,361 passengers in Q3 2023, which is higher than the pandemic levels but still lower than the 199,898 passengers in Q3 2019.

The quarter that remains a challenge for the airport is Q3 2020 when the passenger volume dropped to 68,113 due to the global pandemic. However, the airport has shown resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity, as evidenced by the steady increase in passenger volume in the subsequent quarters.

Passenger Traffic at Kalamata Airport: 2018 to 2022

The passenger traffic at this airport has seen significant fluctuations from 2018 to 2022. In 2018, the airport served 288,104 passengers. This number increased by 18.46% in 2019 to 341,281 passengers. However, due to the global pandemic, there was a drastic decrease of 74.18% in 2020, bringing the total passenger count down to 88,119.

In 2021, as travel restrictions eased, the airport saw a near doubling of passenger traffic, with an increase of 99.54% to 175,833 passengers. The upward trend continued into 2022, with the airport serving 349,146 passengers, marking an increase of 98.57% from the previous year.

This significant increase in 2022 suggests a strong recovery and a return to pre-pandemic passenger levels. The reasons for this increase could be multifaceted, including the easing of travel restrictions, increased consumer confidence in air travel, and the airport’s strategic initiatives to attract airlines and passengers.

Flight Statistics at Kalamata Airport, September 2023

The airlines that serviced the most routes at this gateway during this period were Jet2, Ryanair, Transavia, Olympic Air, and ITA Airways. These airlines played a crucial role in connecting Kalamata Airport with key destinations, contributing to its passenger traffic.

In September 2023, the airport served a variety of routes, both domestic and international. The top country destinations from this hub were the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Austria, and Germany. For international destinations, passengers frequently traveled to London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bergamo, and Rome. Domestically, the busiest routes were to Athens, Kerkyra, Kithira, and Thessaloniki.

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