Hermes Airports celebrates receiving 10 million passengers


Hermes Airports celebrated receiving its tenth million passenger at Larnaca and Paphos airports, a milestone which was reached for the very first time.


This is a great achievement for the two airports, also confirming the island’s their continual progress and stable development for air transportation.



Through implementing its strategy and cooperating with airlines, Hermes Airports managed to strengthen existing markets and penetrate new ones, thus contributing to stimulating Cyprus’ tourism industry.


During the celebrations at Larnaca Airport, Hermes Airports honoured a departing passenger, who according to calculations, was recorded as passenger number ‘10 million’.





Cyprus’ Transport Minister, Marios Dimitriades, commented: “I wish to congratulate both Hermes Airports and all those who contributed to this tremendous success.


“What is needed now is to avoid complacency, continue the good teamwork and positive results.”


During his speech, Chairman at Hermes Airports, Panayiotis Hadjipantelis, stressed: “With as much work which has been required to increase passenger traffic, the equivalent amount is needed to maintain and increase it.


“The challenge is there, in the same way that prospects are there too. Cyprus has several comparative advantages that makes the island an attractive tourist destination.


“It’s our obligation to build on them with professionalism and in a methodical manner, so that we can achieve our goals,” concluded Hadjipantelis.




CEO at Hermes Airports, Eleni Kaloyirou, added: “The company does not perceive the prospect of developing the two airports through a mathematical approach. On the contrary.


“We are particularly interested in quality and it is precisely for this reason that, alongside our efforts to increase passenger traffic, we have also undertaken specific initiatives, have invested substantial amounts and have given special emphasis to improving our services.”


According to Hermes Airports estimations, 2017 annual passenger traffic is expected to see a 14 per cent increase at both Larnaca and Paphos airports, compared to 2016.