Cyprus Airways has initiated three weekly non-stop flights connecting Larnaca and Dubai. These flights are operated by Airbus A320, which has a seating capacity of 180, and arrive at Terminal 1 of Dubai International (DXB).
According to a statement from Dubai Airports, the flights are predicted to create numerous connecting opportunities with the Middle East, Far East, and other worldwide destinations, as well as to boost tourism and commerce on both ends.
The move by Cyprus Airways to establish a route between Larnaca and Dubai coincides with other global airlines announcing new services to DXB. Sri Lankan carrier FitsAir has recently enhanced its services from Colombo to Dubai, increasing its four-times weekly operation to a daily service effective from March 26th.
Cyprus Airway’s growth in 2022
During the year 2022, Cyprus Airways experienced substantial growth in its yearly traffic. The airline’s flights increased by over 100%, with 2,552 scheduled services compared to 1,032 flights in the preceding year. Furthermore, 94,289 passengers were transported on the airline’s charter services.
From Cyprus to Italy, Switzerland, Czechia and Egypt
Cyprus Airways is projected to start operating flights to various destinations, including Milan, Zurich, Prague, Basel, and Cairo, during the upcoming summer season.
Cyprus Airways had previously announced intentions to expand its services to Beirut with daily flights and elevate the frequency of its flights to Tel Aviv by up to 10 flights per week.
New flights are on the way
Additionally, Cyprus Airways has disclosed its plan to extend its route network to cover 30 destinations by the year 2026.
As per reports, Cyprus Airways is planning to double its fleet from two A320-200 aircraft in 2022 to four this year. By 2024, the airline aims to increase its fleet to six aircraft and expand it to nine in 2025, with the ultimate goal of having up to 11 aircraft by 2026.
The summer season in Cyprus is expected to be lively
Costas Koumis, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, expressed optimism regarding the number of tourist arrivals in Cyprus for the summer season. He anticipates a favorable outcome and reported that apart from the typical surge in visitors from the UK, an increase in arrivals from Poland, France, Scandinavian countries, and Saudi Arabia is also likely.
Koumis stated that the target is to surpass last year’s summer season’s arrival figures by approximately 10%. Following his meeting with Marinos Sizopoulos, the leader of Edek, on Friday, Koumis emphasized that all countries, including the UK, which is the primary market, are anticipated to contribute to the rise in tourist arrivals.
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Other flights to Dubai
United Airlines, a US-based carrier, has recently introduced a new nonstop daily service between its New York/Newark hub and Dubai Airport. Currently, DXB offers connectivity to over 230 destinations in more than 95 countries through over 85 international airlines.
Furthermore, Dubai Airport has upheld its position as the world’s busiest international airport for the ninth consecutive year, as reported by the Airports Council International (ACI) World. In 2022, the airport served 66,069,981 passengers, signifying a year-on-year growth of 127%.