Paphos is looking to Alexandria to establish a direct link between the two cities and has approached low-cost carrier Ryanair, according to an announcement by the municipality.
“A teleconference to get acquainted, and substantive conversation for the further development of relations between the twinned cities was held by the mayor of Paphos Phedonas Phedonos and the new Governor of Alexandria, Mohamed El Sherif,” the municipality said.
Paphos and Alexandria were twinned in April 2018, and establishing direct fights between the two historic cities is a priority for Paphos, it noted.
Phedonas and El Sherif have sent a joint letter to Ryanair, which until the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the temporary closure of Paphos airport, operated as a hub for the airline.
“The mayor and the new Governor sent a letter to Ryanair to reaffirm the interest of the two cities and to express the readiness of the Egyptian authorities to resume their contacts with the airline as soon as possible.”
Phedonos and El Sherif also agreed to hold a joint conference call with the mayors of Amman and Beirut in June, cities which Paphos has strong relations, and is already connected by air, to coordinate actions at regional level.
“The mayor also wished the new Governor of Alexandria a fruitful and creative service for the benefit of the residents of the historic city and of all of the peoples of our wider region.”