By Bejay Browne
SEVEN NEW flights a week operated by airline Germania will connect Paphos with five German airports from next year.
The Paphos regional board of tourism confirmed that the flights would commence in March 2015.
A spokesman noted that the development was an important move for Paphos and had come about through the cooperation and efforts of the tourism board, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), airport operator Hermes, and airline Germania.
He added that the airline currently has a fleet of 23 aircraft and flies to 150 destinations. The new flight schedule which will connect Paphos International airport with Germany is expected to begin in March 2015 and includes seven flights a week from five airports, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Erfurt.
He said: “We welcome this development which is very important and very promising since it greatly enhances the accessibility of Cyprus and Germany. It also contributes to the efforts to extend the tourist season, penetrates into a key market and aids the development of special interest tourism.”
The spokesman noted that relevant promotions, public relations initiatives, advertising and other campaigns in Cyprus and abroad, are a coordinated effort with the airline to ensure success of the venture and possible expansion in the future.