Passenger traffic into Cyprus’ two airports Larnaca and Pafos has grown strongly and the country hopes to get a further boost when it holds the 29th ACI Europe General Assembly in June next year.
The operator is Hermes Airports and chief executive officer (CEO), Eleni Kaloyirou was handed the mantle yesterday (pictured below) at the ACI Europe/World General Assembly in Brussels by Brussels Airport CEO, Arnaud Feist.
Kaloyirou said: “We are really proud to host next year’s ACI Europe General Assembly. Brussels has set the bar high, but we will do our best to make it a great event.”
In 2017, Larnaca welcomed 7.7 million passengers, and has grown numbers by 40 per cent in the last two years, and is aiming for a five per cent uplift in passengers in 2018, Kaloyirou said. The airport is now served by 64 airlines who fly to 38 countries and has a network of 11 destinations.
Meanwhile, Pafos Airport’s passenger traffic reached 2.7 million in 2017, and it has grown numbers by 10 per cent in the last two years and is targeting adding 13 per cent in 2018. There are 23 airlines operating at Pafos, who run routes to 24 countries and 52 destinations.