Newsroom / CNA
Passenger traffic in the Republic of Cyprus climbed 8% between January and July this year, with passenger movement through the two international airports close to six million.
According to Hermes Airports, the operator of Larnaca (LCA) and Paphos (PFO) airports, a total of 5,939,198 passengers passed through the terminals of the airports from January 2018 through July 2018, registering an 8% increase or 438,834 passengers compared with the same corresponding period in 2017.
In July 2018 the two airports processed 1,414,954 passengers compared with 1,363,165 in July last year, marking an increase of 3.8% year on year.
A total of 1.06 million passengers travelled from and to Larnaca Airport in July 2018 compared with 1.04 million in July last year, representing an increase of 1.7% in arrivals.
Paphos had an even bigger percentage increase according to the data released by Hermes
For the period of January – July 2018 passenger traffic amounted to 4.38 million compared with 4.14 million in the respective period last year, corresponding to an increase of 0.24 million passengers or 5.8% year on year.
Paphos had an even bigger percentage increase according to the data released by Hermes. In July a total of 351,723 passengers travelled from and to the airport of the southern coastal city marking an annual 10.8% increase compared with 317,557 in July last year.
For the period of January – July 2018, passenger traffic in Paphos Airport amounted to 1.56 million up by 14.6% compared with the respective period of 2017 (1.36 million), Hermes said.
A Hermes spokesman said the company will release official figures in the coming weeks.