Cyprus Airways reported a 406% increase in flights in November 2021 compared to the same month in 2020. The company noted that these results were even better than those recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and described the improvement as “remarkable on a number of levels.
Cyprus Airways announced on Monday that it had seen a dramatic increase in traffic and passenger numbers during November of this year. The company reported carrying out 239 flights, a significant increase of 406% compared to November 2021.
This impressive growth was accompanied by a 1,260% increase in passenger numbers, with a total of 29,820 people being carried during the month. These results show a twelve-fold increase in traffic compared to the same period in the previous year and demonstrate the strong recovery of the company following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the data, Cyprus Airways recorded an occupancy rate of 74% during November, with a 24% increase in seat occupancy compared to the same period in the previous year. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Natalya Milovanova, also indicated that sales for the summer schedule are trending positively.
“I am very pleased to note that Cyprus Airways continues its positive course and results even in the winter,” Milovanova said in the announcement, before adding that “these figures are remarkable, even when compared to those recorded in November 2019, before the start of the pandemic”.
Cyprus Airways has reported that bookings for the winter season 2022-23 are looking strong. The airline will be offering flights to destinations such as Athens, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Yerevan, Paris, and Rome during the winter months, while summer destinations include Basel, Zurich, Milan-Bergamo, Prague, Santorini, Skiathos, Rhodes, Heraklion, and Cairo.
In order to meet increased demand during the busy Christmas period, the company has also announced plans to increase seating capacity on flights to Athens, Yerevan, and Paris between December 15 and January 15, 2023 to accommodate an increase in inbound tourists and Cypriots visiting Cyprus.
Cyprus Airways has recently released its strategic business plan for the next five years, highlighting the achievements of the company and its ability to remain resilient during a difficult time for the aviation industry. The CEO of the airline, Paul Sies, presented a summary of these efforts.
“Cyprus Airways is strategically positioned to connect Europe with Asia, the Middle East and Africa,” Sies said at the time.