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August flights climb but still well below 2019 figures


Cyprus was sixth among EU nations for the decrease in commercial flights in August 2021 compared to 2019, with a slump of 23.8 per cent.

Although a considerable knock, the reduction was notably less than Finland (60 per cent) which had the highest decrease, followed by Ireland (55 per cent).

The report by Eurostat published on Tuesday showed that Cyprus’ drop was almost identical to Malta’s 23.7 per cent.

However fellow chart-topper for travel destinations Greece had by far the lowest decrease of all EU countries with just a seven per cent reduction. Romania and Croatia recorded 18 and 22 per cent drops respectively.

In Cyprus the number of flights in August this year was an 82 per cent climb on the same figure last year although it was 24 per cent lower than before the pandemic.

The report is based on monthly data on commercial flights provided by Eurocontrol, a European organisation dedicated to supporting aviation.

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