A notable increase in airline requests for slot clearance in Greece's regional airports has raised expectations for this year’s summer tourist season. The slot clearance requests (SCR) nationwide increased 13 pct, leading to estimates of higher foreign tourist arrivals, according to reports.

Based on the available figures, the slot requests increased 19.6 pct in the airport of Rhodes; 23 pct for Kos; 15.6 pct for Corfu; 15 pct for Irakleio and 14 pct for Thessaloniki.