Cyprus sees record rise in airport traffic in 2015

9 January 2016
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Despite the negative beginning to the year, 2015 ended with a remarkable return, delivering the best results to date, it said.

According to Hermes’ data, throughout 2015, 7.6 million passengers passed through the country’s International Airports. This translates to an increase of 3.6 per cent, overturning last year’s figure of 7.3 million passengers.

Approximately 5.3 million passengers passed through Larnaca International Airport during 2015, an increase of 1.6 per cent in relation to 2014. An increase of 8.6 per cent in passenger traffic was recorded at Paphos International Airport, where approximately 2.2 million passengers used Cyprus’ second International Airport in 2015.

During 2015 Cyprus’ airports had to overcome two major challenges: the closure of Cyprus Airways, and a reduction in the expected arrivals from Russia, which together took 1.5 million seats out of the market. However, recovery on both fronts has been exceptional, through the replacement of Cyprus Airways’ routes by other airlines, as well as significant growth in markets such as the UK (+5 per cent), Greece (+16 per cent), Israel (+36.1 per cent), Germany (+16.2 per cent), Austria (+15.6 per cent), Ukraine (+30.8 per cent) and Poland (+34.2 per cent). In addition, new airlines and routes have been introduced, enriching the Cyprus airports’ network.

In a statement, Wes Porter, Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, said: “Applying an effective strategy, Hermes has managed to surpass the initial adverse conditions. We are happy with these results, however we believe that the potential is much higher particularly as regards the tourism arrivals on the island and the further increase of the passenger traffic.”

Currently over 70 airlines operate from Larnaca and Paphos airports to more than 110 destinations in 40 countries.

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