National flag carrier Cyprus Airways this week announced that there was a significant increase in passenger transport and flights in March.

According to the announcement, the airline carried 25,899 passengers in March, compared to 3,937 passengers in March 2022, representing a 558 per cent increase in passenger transport.

In addition, the airline performed 325 per cent more flights in March, compared to 63 flights in March 2022.

It is also worth noting that compared to March 2019, just before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cyprus Airways carried 19 per cent more passengers in March 2023, with a total of 21,676 passengers carried in March 2019.

“We are continuing to improve our performance, both compared to our results in the same month last year as well as to 2019, before the Covid-19 epidemic,” Cyprus Airways CEO Paul Sies said.

“Such figures fill us with confidence to continue improving our performance, especially with increasing load factors,” Sies added.

Sies continued by saying that the airline has just started operating its summer flight schedule.

At its peak, Cyprus Airways will be flying to 18 destinations with over 60 return flights per week, offering over half a million seats for sale this summer.

“Our summer flights are steadily selling out and we are looking forward to a busy summer serving our customers”, commented Captain Andreas Georgiou, the airline’s Director of Operations.

“A few days ago, we started operating routes to our new destinations, Dubai and Cairo, two important destinations for us as they fit perfectly with our strategic plans to improve Cyprus’ international connectivity,” Sies stated.

“Next month we will continue to expand our connectivity, serving the European hubs of Milan, Zurich, Prague and Basel with multiple weekly services,” he added.

“We are proud to be the island’s flag carrier and a promoter of the island and its growing economy,” the Cyprus Airways CEO concluded.

Cyprus Airways, the national carrier of Cyprus, resumed operations in 2016. The company operates a fleet of Airbus A319 and two Airbus A320 aircraft, currently operating on a network of seven scheduled destinations to Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Yerevan and Rhodes.

(Cyprus Mail)