Cyprus Airways Carries 37,000 Passengers in October, Expects Good Winter
Cyprus Airways in October carried some 37,000 passengers, more than quadrupling its passenger traffic over the same month last year.
According to the company’s traffic results for October, the airline operated a total of 310 flights, a 169 percent increase from October 2021 and carried a total of 36,991 passengers, up by 391 percent compared to the same month last year, registering a substantial increase in seat load-factor of 24 percent.
Cyprus’s flag-carrier operates two Airbus A320 aircraft fleet which are currently operating on a six-scheduled destination network to Athens, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Yerevan, Paris and Rome.
According to Paul Sies, chief executive of the airline, the results are also better than those registered in September, which is traditionally a busier month.
Cyprus Airways in October carried 6 percent more passengers over September (34,868 passengers) and operated 310 flights, a 16 percent increase over the previous month.
“As we continue with our steady growth path, marked by the improvement in traffic results over the same period last year, we mark the end of our busy summer season during which we operated over 2,000 flights and carried over 250,000 passengers,” Sies said.
Cyprus Airways expects a good winter
Cyprus Airways just started its winter operations offering 28 weekly return flights which will increase in mid-December when three weekly flights are added to Paris Charles De Gaulle and two weekly flights to Rome’s Fiumicino.
Furthermore, this winter the airline operating to Athens with a double daily flight whilst Tel-Aviv and Beirut are being served six times a week. Cyprus Airways is also extending its operation to Yerevan with a twice weekly service.
“I am happy to note that we are registering healthy forward bookings and we expect a good winter,” the airline’s chief executive added.
The airline this year has widened its sales distribution network for travel agents in Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and the UK to be able to sell its flights through the IATA BSP systems in those countries. The airline also works through the APG ticketing network to allow ticketing in other countries.
“Cyprus Airways can now be booked by any travel agent in the world and is thus now in a better position to increase incoming tourism to Cyprus… As the sole Cypriot carrier we are working for the benefit of the Cypriot economy and its tourism industry, all year round,” Sies added.
BBT Air – Aviation Services is the General Sales Agent (GSA) of Cyprus Airways in Greece.