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02 December, 2022
 

Ryanair adds five new destinations and a fourth aircraft to its fleet in Cyprus

For the summer of 2023, the airline will operate twice-weekly flights from Paphos to Athens, Bordeaux, Naples, Poznan, and Toulouse

Source: Announcements

Ryanair has announced its busiest summer schedule in Cyprus, with 41 routes from Paphos to destinations including Naples and Toulouse.

To commemorate...Ryanair is launching a one-of-a-kind seat sale with fares starting at €29.99 for travel between April and October 2023, which must be booked by midnight on November 23, 2022

At the company's press conference, it was also announced that the Pafos-based Ryanair fleet will grow to four aircraft, two of which will be Boeing 737 8-200 "Gamechanger" aircraft that offer 4% more seats, burn 16% less fuel, and emit 40% less noise. Ryanair's investment in Cyprus of over $400 million supports 120 high-paying jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs at Paphos airport.

Ryanair's Summer '23 program will provide you with:

- 1 new plane (4 in total, including 2 Boeing 737 8-200 aircraft)

- A $400 million investment in Cyprus

- 41 routes in total, including 5 new weekly routes from Paphos to Athens, Bordeaux, Naples, Poznan, and Toulouse

- Increase in the number of flights for seven routes: Chania, Kaunas, Krakow, Mykonos, Rhodes, Tel Aviv, and Vienna

- Over 260 weekly flights (15% more than in summer 22 and 70% more than in summer 19)

- Providing over 1,600 jobs, including 120 direct jobs.

While other airlines are cutting back on flights across Europe, Ryanair is increasing and strengthening its commitment to Cyprus by adding another aircraft to its Pafos-based fleet for summer 23, bringing the total to four, two of which are the new Boeing "Gamechanger" aircraft. Ryanair continues to collaborate with its European partners and welcomes the new long-term incentive program for Hermes airlines, which is supported by the Cyprus Government and has given Ryanair the confidence to launch Cyprus' largest summer schedule with over 260 weekly flights on 41 routes.

To commemorate this record-breaking Cyprus summer schedule, Ryanair is launching a one-of-a-kind seat sale with fares starting at €29.99 for travel between April and October 2023, which must be booked by midnight on November 23, 2022, via www.ryanair.com.

Jason McGuinness, Ryanair's Commercial Director in Cyprus stated:

"Ryanair, Europe's number one airline, is delighted to launch its biggest summer schedule in Cyprus for Summer 23, with over 260 weekly flights on 41 routes, including 5 new summer routes from Paphos to Athens, Bordeaux, Naples, Poznan, and Toulouse, plus even more flights on 7 other routes to Austria, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, and Poland," said Ryanair's Commercial Director, Jason McGuinness, from Cyprus.

"This 15% increase in seat availability in Cyprus is supported by Hermes' new incentive program, which has given Ryanair the confidence to invest an additional $100 million in another aircraft in Paphos, bringing our total fleet in Paphos to four aircraft, including two brand new environmentally efficient Boeing 737 8-200 "Gamechanger" aircraft, which reduce fuel and CO2 emissions by 16% and noise by up to 40% while carrying 4% more passengers."

Helen Kalogirou, Senior Executive Director of Hermes Airports, said in a statement: "We are pleased to see a long-standing partner, Ryanair, expanding its presence at Paphos Airport. The addition of a fourth aircraft strengthens Ryanair's presence in Cyprus, and we are confident that the new routes announced, as well as the existing schedule, will contribute significantly to the recovery and development of Pafos airports, the tourism industry, and our country's economy."

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