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Paphos Airport sees 600,000 passengers in first four months of 2022

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Hermes Airports on Tuesday announced that in May a total of 223 flights across 55 destinations are operating on a weekly basis from Paphos International Airport.

In more detail, Paphos Airport this month is seeing flights to airports of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Jordan, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.

Flights increase during the summer months, ultimately reaching 253 flights a week across 59 destinations in August.

In terms of the new routes that will soon be announced and with which flights, Hermes Airports explained that the summer flight programme of Paphos Airport will offer a wide range of options and destinations.

Among other things, it includes flights to six destinations in Italy, including the new route to Pisa, operated by Ryanair, but also to two destinations in France.

At the same time, Jet2 added two flights a week from Bristol, while resuming the Belfast route after a span of two years.

Moreover, TUI has also resumed flights from Norwich, while Ryanair is launching flights from Newcastle to Paphos with two flights a week.

“People’s desire to return to travelling is obvious to see,” Hermes Airports said.

The data we have before us strengthens our optimism that this year will be even better,” the company added.

Indicatively, Hermes Airport noted that in the first four months of this year, a total of more than 600,000 passengers travelled to and from Paphos airport, while the passenger traffic in April exceeded 290,000 passengers (arriving and departing).

These numbers reflect a very large increase in relation to the corresponding months of the previous year, where, up until that time, there was major uncertainty due to the pandemic, causing traffic at Paphos airport to suffer a strong reduction.

The destinations from which the largest number of passengers arrived at Paphos Airport in April this year are the United Kingdom, Greece, Israel, Poland, Italy and Germany.

Hermes Airports estimates that Paphos has regained the momentum it had before the pandemic, and that this trend will naturally continue, with even greater growth being expected during the summer months.

According to Hermes Airports’ estimates, passenger traffic to and from Paphos Airport this year will reach around 95 per cent of the traffic recorded at the airport in 2019, a bumper year in tourism for Cyprus.

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