Fifty airlines will serve Cyprus this summer 2022
Hermes Airports today announced the summer 2022 flight schedule for Larnaca and Pafos airports. The airport authority expects 50 airlines to serve the two airports with more than 10 million seats available on 140 routes.
Press Release: HERMES AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES SUMMER FLIGHT SCHEDULE FROM LARNAKA AND PAFOS AIRPORTS:
Hermes Airports has unveiled the Summer ’22 flight schedule to/from Larnaka and Pafos airports which marks the return to numerous and diverse routes to and from Cyprus. This summer, 50 airlines are expected to operate flights to/from Larnaka and Paphos airports on 140 routes, including 5 new ones, from 95 destinations in 38 countries. Based on current planning, the summer period is showing positive signs, with airlines scheduling a significant number of flights.
At the same time, in April 2022, passenger traffic recorded a significant improvement reaching 85% compared to the corresponding month of 2019. In total, from January 1 to April 30, 2022, passenger traffic at Larnaka and Pafos airports reached 1,587,337 passengers. The main passenger traffic in April 2022 came from the UK and Greece, Germany, Israel, Poland, Austria and Italy.
Five new courses and eight restored courses
New destinations such as Pisa (by Ryanair), Salzburg (by Eurowings), Bern (by Helvetic), Nuremberg (Correndon) and Jeddah (Cyprus Airways) are introduced from/to airports in Cyprus. In addition to these new lines, eight lines are reinstated after two years. Specifically, these are flights from the UK, Norwich (TUI) and Belfast (Jet2) to Pafos, from Denmark, Aalborg (Jet time) to Larnaka, from Norway, Trondheim and Stavanger (SunClass) to Larnaka and flights from Sweden, Norrkoping (Jet time), Orebro and Växjö Kronenberg (Sunclass) all to Larnaka.
New operations (to routes already served)
easyJet is launching a new operation from Paris CDG to Larnaka, with 2 weekly flights.
Wizzair is adding operation from London Gatwick to Larnaka with up to 10 weekly flights, while the airline is also adding the Larnaka-Cardiff route with 2 weekly flights. The airline also introduces Larnaka-Yerevan with 2 weekly flights.
Eurowings is introducing a new operation from Prague with two weekly flights to Larnaka, while it is also adding flights from Stockholm, Arlanda to Larnaka with two weekly flights.
Jet2 introduces a new operation from Bristol to Larnaka and Pafos with 2 weekly flights each.
Ryanair presents Newcastle to Pafos with 2 weekly flights.
Cyprus Airways adds the Larnaka-Cairo route.
Correndon launches the Larnaka-Düsseldorf route.
TUS Airways has added the Larnaka-Paris route.
Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager Aviation Development and Communication of Hermes Airports, said: “Without a doubt, the connectivity of our country remains at the heart of our strategy. We are working with our airline partners for the full restoration – and further improvement – of their pre-pandemic network. This year’s calendar confirms confidence in Cyprus as a destination as there is significant recovery in existing and new markets. Efforts made in recent years to differentiate themselves by expanding into markets other than the two main ones have paid off. More than ever, it is essential for the entire tourism industry to use these opportunities and support demand, in order to lay a stronger foundation for the future..”