Cypriot flag carrier Cyprus Airways has recorded strong figures for the month of July, with a recorded 77,656 passenger carried and 548 operated scheduled flights. Compared to last year, this marks a 70% increase for the airline.
In addition to these results, the airline recently became the first operator in the Mediterranean to feature Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet, which plays an important role in the airline’s plans of a fleet overhaul.
The Cypriot flag carrier recently published its recorded statistics for the month of July, and with stunning results – we will get right into the details.
Cyprus Airways has in the month of July carried 77,656 passengers, the airline has revealed. This number serves a 70% increase compared to July of last year, and has also proven to become a record month for the airline.
The record month is further explained with the company announcing that July saw the same amount of passengers flown in 31 days than it did in the entirety of 2021, a time heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, the company has exceeded its pre-pandemic 2019 passenger numbers by 41%.
Through the month of July, the airline operated 548 scheduled flights and registered an equal load factor to the same period of last year. As mentioned, with the pre-pandemic 2019 benchmarks, Cyprus Airways operated 25% more flights and carried 41% more passengers.
On the record-month, Cyprus Airways CEO, Paul Sies, said the following: “July’23 was a very busy, successful, and important month for us. Last month we hosted the same number of passengers we carried in all of the year 2021, a record number over the past years,”
“In July we also welcomed to our fleet the new and advanced Airbus A220. This aircraft, which entered into services earlier this month, is offering our customers an unparalleled on-board travel experience whilst striking the best balance between passenger comfort, operational efficiency and our sustainability targets.”
“Preliminary figures for August, our busiest month, are very good and we are looking forward to registering another record month for tourism arrivals on our 60 weekly flights from 19 destinations this summer.” Mr. Sies concluded.
Cyprus Airways welcomes the A220
As previously mentioned, Cyprus Airways has welcomed the first two Airbus A220 aircraft to its fleet.
The airline marked the occasion with an official inauguration ceremony. The event took place at the Private and Presidential Terminal, Skylink Services Ltd, under the presence of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides.
Transitioning from being an A320 operator to incorporating the advanced A220-300 into its fleet signifies a new era for Cyprus Airways.
The A220-300 brings forth remarkable advancements, promising an unparalleled on-board travel experience, enhanced operational efficiency, and a substantial decrease in the airline’s environmental footprint.
Cyprus Airways CEO, Paul Siesm emphasized that the A220-300 is celebrated for its exceptional features and capabilities, aligning perfectly with their vision to strike the best balance between passenger comfort and operational efficiency.
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