These results are also notable when compared to 2019, before the start of the pandemic since the airline carried 56 percent more passengers and operated 69 percent more flights than during 2019.
“We started this year on a positive note, achieving good results during our traditionally quiet period. This augurs well for the year ahead during which we will continue expanding our operations to serve 19 destinations and support our ambitious, yet controlled, growth plans”, said Natalya Milovanova, chief financial officer, Cyprus Airways.
In summer Cyprus Airways will start operations to Dubai, Milan, Zurich, Prague, Basel, and Cairo with a multiple weekly schedule. Depending on demand, cities like Milan and Paris are expected to be serviced with additional weekly services.
Throughout summer the airline will continue operating to Rome and Paris and expects to further extend these destinations in winter 2023-2024 together with twice weekly services each to Santorini, Skiathos, and Preveza. Crete and Rhodes are expected to be serviced with three times a week flights, and Thessaloniki with a twice a week service. Services to Beirut will be operated daily, whilst operations to Tel-Aviv will increase to up to 10 flights per week. Services to Yerevan, Armenia are set to increase to up to four weekly flights, whilst Athens will be serviced with up to three daily flights.