The postal services said on Monday there would be delays the arrival of mail, which is handled through Amsterdam, because of Dutch airline KLM ´s decision to discontinue the transportation of postal business to Cyprus due to overloaded flights.
The arrival of items from the following countries is expected to be affected: The Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Czech, Ireland, S. Africa, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
“The Cyprus Post is in contact with the Postal Operators of the above countries awaiting to receive their new arrangements for the transportation of their mail to Cyprus,” an announcement said.
“The mail is currently transported via lorries and ships,” post office superintendent Paris Vouniotis explained, “and so will be delayed by one week or maybe even two weeks.”
Outgoing services are not affected, the superintendent said, as the problem is solely due to KLM’s decision.
“We will identify via which countries and carriers the mail can be sent, and when we have done that we will send them letters to make new arrangements,” Vouniotis added.
The department expressed its regret for any inconvenience and assured the public that every effort would be made to deliver the overdue items to recipients as soon as they arrive in Cyprus.