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January 2023 passenger traffic surpasses the 2019 record in Cyprus

More than 470,000 passengers travelled to and from Larnaca and Paphos airports in January 2023, 250,000 more than in January 2022, 112 percent of the passenger traffic of January 2019, a record year.

According to the data, 328,029 passengers travelled to and from Larnaca airport in January, with the largest traffic coming from Greece, the UK, Israel, Poland and Germany. Compared with January 2022, traffic was up by 105.6 percent.

In Paphos 142,972 passengers travelled to and from the airport in January, coming mainly from the UK, Israel, Poland, Greece and Germany. This was 125 percent up on the same month in 2022.

For the period November 2022 through to May 2023, around 400,000 additional seats have been added to flights to and from Cyprus compared with 2019, which confirms the optimism of the airlines for an even greater number of arrivals, both during the current winter season and in general.