TUS Airways informed the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Giannis Karousos, about its decision to expand and double the flights for the Paphos-Athens route. This is a move that is of great importance for our country, and especially for the citizens of Paphos, whose response has proven that the air connectivity of Paphos Airport with Athens can be sustainable, further strengthening the connectivity of Paphos Airport.
The airline had included in its flight schedule the Paphos-Athens route on December 10, 2021 with two flights per week and with initial planning for a total of eight flights until January 9, 2022. The positive response from the public and, consequently, its sustainability, led the company to the decision to continue the route after January 9, 2022, increasing the number of flights to four weekly until March 2022.
"The inclusion of Paphos in the flight planning of TUS Airways...(is) a very important development and will have multiple benefits for air connectivity, tourism, and for the economy in general."
In addition, the airline conveyed their intention to expand flights from Paphos to Athens after March, as well as an increase of eight flights per week, provided that demand will be maintained at satisfactory levels.
"The inclusion of Paphos in the flight planning of TUS Airways and the doubling of flights to Athens is, for the residents of Paphos and Limassol Provinces and Cyprus in general, a very important development and will have multiple benefits for air connectivity, tourism, and for the economy in general.
The direct flight from Paphos to Athens was requested by the local community of Paphos, proving that this flight can be sustainable. "I hope that this support will continue until March in order to achieve the expansion of the route on a 12-month basis", commented Mr. Karousos. At the same time, the Minister of Transport is in constant contact with the company, with the aim of exploring the possibility for further expansion of its flight program in Cyprus and especially the routes from Paphos.