More than 454,000 passengers traveled to and from Larnaca and Paphos – a 10% increase compared to February 2019
The Senior Director of Aviation Development, Marketing and Communication of Hermes Airports, Maria Kouroupi, expressed optimism for the continuation of the upward trend.
The best performance ever recorded at Cyprus airports for the month of February was this year as there was a 10% increase in passenger traffic compared to February 2019, the year when passenger traffic was recorded in Cyprus. In total, more than 454,000 passengers traveled to and from the international airports of Larnaca and Paphos. More specifically, 315,830 passengers traveled to and from Larnaca Airport, marking an increase of 114% compared to 2022 and 5% compared to 2019. Accordingly, 138,778 passengers traveled to and from Paphos Airport in February, registering a 58% increase compared to by 2022 and 26% compared to 2019.
The 5 main
In terms of the main markets, the first positions are occupied by Greece, the United Kingdom, Israel, Poland and Germany, which account for approximately 70% of the total passenger traffic, recording occupancy rates approaching 80%. At the same time, compared to February 2019, this February we added 11 new destinations such as Paris, Prague, Rome, Marseille, etc., thus filling the gap left by the loss of the markets of Russia and Ukraine due to the war.
The Senior Director of Aviation Development, Marketing and Communication of Hermes Airports, Maria Kouroupi stated that “The connectivity of our country is the driving force of the tourism industry of Cyprus. We are proud that the efforts we made in previous years have borne fruit, while the very positive results recorded this February from mainly tourist markets confirm on the one hand the public's thirst for travel but also that Cyprus is slowly winning the bet of the all-year destination . We are optimistic that this upward trend will continue in the coming months and will help the tourism industry in general to recover”.