easyJet has announced that, since its first flight from Pafos in 2008, it has now carried three million passengers to and from the popular tourist destination.
Pafos represents the airline’s largest operation in Cyprus where the airline has carried over 420,000 passengers in 2015 (financial year) and has a market share of nearly 20 per cent.
With its year-round operation and up to 12 flights to and from Pafos daily, easyJet connects the city with five UK airports – London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh.
Pafos and Cyprus have also proved being very popular destinations for British tourists.
easyJet also operates at Larnaka, where it has recently grown. The airline connects the airport with five European destinations offering Cypriots passengers the opportunity to discover European destinations such as Basel, Berlin, Liverpool, London and Milan.
Dimitris Schoinas, Senior Route Manager at easyJet, stated: “We are pleased to be celebrating this important milestone. We have come a long way since launching the first flight from Pafos eight years ago and since then we have been investing here where we are proud of having carried nearly three times as many passengers as the entire Cyprus population.
“With a large operation at both Pafos and Larnaka and 10 destinations served to and from Cyprus, we are a reliable partner of the local economy that we support bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the island every year.”
Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager Marketing & Communications manager at Hermes Airports, added: “The travelling public has warmly embraced easyJet’s routes during the last eight years. Hermes Airports welcomes this development, the result of collective effort and our close cooperation with easyJet, and we hope that their success will continue.
“We are committed to working jointly with airlines to promote Cyprus’ air connectivity for the good of the economy, Cypriot citizens and tourism.”