On the back of impressive growth recorded last year, Athens International Airport continued to make progress last month.

Passenger traffic increased by 27.9 per cent from January 2014 to reach 975,455 people, while domestic traffic jumped by 43.9 per cent.

AIA officials attribute this to people opting to fly rather than use other forms of travel as well as to the January 25 general election, as traffic spiked between January 22 and 27.

International traffic also expanded significantly, adding 19.6 per cent on an annual basis.