articles | 01 August 2014

Airport traffic to peak in mid August 2014

The two weeks between August 11 and 24, 2014 are expected to see some 470,000 people move through the island’s two airports on a total of 2,900 flights, it emerged recently.

“Cypriot airports are going through their most active period these days,” airport operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris said. “Based on Hermes figures, the period between August 11 and 24 is expected to be the climax of passenger traffic.” Aspris said most flights, or about 2,230, will go through Larnaca, carrying 340,000 passengers. Paphos airport will handle 670 flights and 130,000 people. Aspris said Greece was the Cypriots’ favourite destination with Kavala, Mykonos, Santorini, Skiathos, Hania, Preveza, Lefkada and Rhodes taking the biggest share of outbound travellers. Barcelona was also a popular destination.

Hermes considers the figures satisfactory although there is room for improvement. “Passenger traffic is showing a 5.0% rise,” Aspris said. “The development is the culmination of Hermes’ hard efforts and the coordinated actions of the tourist industry.” Aspris said the company was constantly trying to attract new airlines to Cyprus and enrich the available routes.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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