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30 May, 2024
 
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Tymbou airport sees 40% surge in flights and passengers

Illegal airport experiences remarkable growth in aircraft arrivals and departures, boosting passenger travel

Newsroom / CNA

Flights to and from the unauthorized Tymbou airport between January and May 2023 witnessed a remarkable 40% surge.

As per the Press and Information Office, Kibris today referenced data released by the "civil aviation department" within the "Ministry of Public Works and Transport." The information spanned from January to May 2023 and revealed a surge of 1,157 in aircraft arrivals and departures compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.

According to the report, this upswing facilitated the transportation of an additional 368,286 passengers. It also noted that during the initial five months of the preceding year, a total of 8,415 aircraft and 978,157 passengers were transported to and from the unauthorized Tymbou airport. In contrast, during the same period this year, the figures rose to 9,572 aircraft and 1,346,443 passengers.

The report further indicates that the unauthorized airport facilitated 71,151 transit flights during the first five months of this year, a notable increase from the 57,266 recorded during the same period last year.

Kibris reports that this year, an additional 13,885 transit flights took place within the airspace of the unauthorized airport compared to the corresponding period last year.

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