In August 2022, air traffic in Cyprus decreased by 13% compared to August 2019, data released by Eurostat on Friday show.
During the same period, the number of commercial flights decreased by 14% in the EU.
However, EU figures recorded an increase of 25%, showing that the gap is slowly closing compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Only two EU countries recorded an increase in commercial flights in August 2022 compared with August 2019: Greece (+5%) and Luxembourg (+2%). In contrast, the largest decreases in flights were recorded in Slovenia (-42%), Latvia (-39%) and Finland (-31%).
Furthermore, some EU airports recorded increases in the number of commercial flights compared with 2019. The largest increases in the number of commercial flights were recorded in Napoli Capodichino (+1,156, +14%), Kerkira Ioannis Kapodistrias (+1,026, +22%) and Santorini (+978, +30%). At the other end of the scale, the largest decreases in the number of commercial flights were recorded in Frankfurt Main (-10,554, -23% compared with August 2019), Milano Malpensa (-9,048, -34%) and Roma Fiumicino (-8,018,-27%).