From 15 April till 21 April a complete of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports have been canceled as a result of volcanic ash cloud from Eire, in keeping with Civil Aviation Authority information.
The information was introduced at a latest teleconference of the European Union’s 27 tourism ministers chaired by European Fee Vice President Antonio Tajani.
Particularly, 589 arrivals and 588 departures have been canceled in Greece in keeping with information from the nation’s 10 largest airports, particularly Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklio, Rodos, Kerkyra, Chania, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos and Zakynthos.
In accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority, some 85,660 passengers have been trapped in Greek airports in the course of the ash cloud disaster, airline firms stated.
Press studies underlined that Greece’s lodge sector suffered eight p.c in cancellations.
In the meantime, the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA) had stated that the Icelandic volcano disaster price airways greater than $1.7 billion (1.3 billion euros) in misplaced income.
Iceland’s Eyjafjoell volcano erupted on 14 April, spreading an ash cloud throughout a lot of northern and western Europe and triggering the most important disruption to aviation since World Struggle II.
Eurocontrol, the continent’s air visitors management coordinator, stated greater than 100,000 flights to, from and inside Europe had been canceled between 15 and 21 April, stopping an estimated 10 million passengers from touring.