Hermes Airports, Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Pafos Tourism Board have jointly welcomed the first flight from Germania to Pafos International Airport.
Germania will operate five flights per week, connecting Pafos with Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Erfurt. More precisely, the airline is expected to conduct the following routes, every week:
– Berlin-Pafos: one flight per week (Wednesday), started on March 25, 2015
– Hamburg-Pafos: one fight per week (Wednesday), started on March 25, 2015
– Düsseldorf-Pafos: two flights per week (Wednesday and Sunday), due to start on March 29, 2015
– Erfurt-Pafos: one flight per week (Wednesday), due to start on April 1, 2015
In Larnaka, Germania is due to connect the city with Munich once per week from March 31, 2015.
“We are very happy with the airline’s decision and we look forward to working with Germania to make this operation a success,” outlined Wes Porter, CEO at Hermes Airports. “Connection with Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Erfurt, supports our joint efforts to strengthen tourism arrivals to the island. We are certain that the travelling public will appreciate and take advantage of the unique offers of Germania.”
Karsten Balke, CEO at Germania, added: “With pleasant temperatures all year round, a wide range of top level hotels and a very good tourist infrastructure, Cyprus is an ideal holiday destination. We are very pleased that we can offer this attractive destination non-stop from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Hamburg and Munich.”
Chairman at CTO, Angelos Loizou, noted: “The German market is one of the main markets for Cyprus tourism. However, we believe that there is a great potential to attract much more German tourists, with diverse interests from this market. This can only be achieved with good cooperation among all partners involved, including, of course, Germania Airlines”.
“In addition to the financial benefits which will be generated for Pafos and the country as a whole, the operation of Germania in Cyprus, will also create a new perspective for the German market,” remarked Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, executive director at Pafos Tourism Board. “It will also contribute to the reduction of unemployment in the near future, mitigate the seasonality and promote the image of Pafos, worldwide. Germania’s flights are expected to increase arrivals, both, by organised groups and individual tourists, as well as visitors of special forms of tourism.”
Marking the occasion of the arrival of the first Germania flight to Pafos from Hamburg, Hermes Airports, CTO and Pafos Tourism Board co-organised a welcoming event which included a water arch salute for the aircraft. In addition, in an aim to create a special welcoming atmosphere for the first arriving passengers, various artists performed folkloric music and dances in the Arrivals Baggage Reclaim Area, offering a traditional Cyprus welcoming to the tourists.