Articles Tagged ‘Cyprus’

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

As the Northern Hemisphere looks forward to the start of the S17 season at the end of March, we reveal the seasonality issues that various favourite holiday hotspots in Europe have to deal with. Plus we reveal how SAS differs from other European legacy carriers.

Cyprus sees record passenger numbers in 2015; Blue Air, Ryanair and newcomer Cobalt operate bases after collapse of Cyprus Airways

Cyprus sees record passenger numbers in 2015; Blue Air, Ryanair and newcomer Cobalt operate bases after collapse of Cyprus Airways

The collapse of Cyprus Airways early in 2015 has not impacted the country’s airports as much as might have been expected. We reveal traffic growth since 1998, seasonality profiles and the leading country markets and airlines.

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 1)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 1)

In a new feature we reveal what exciting route news and statistical trivia our data elves have come across during the last week while reading their e-mails (that’s short for elf-mails) and preparing this week’s stories.


Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

We reveal which of 18 holiday airports around Europe can expect the most growth this summer. Plus we look at 15 years’ worth of data to various non-European destinations from the UK to highlight the volatility of some leisure markets.

Cyprus economy and Cyprus Airways both in danger of collapse; Paphos boosted by Ryanair base opening last April

Cyprus economy and Cyprus Airways both in danger of collapse; Paphos boosted by Ryanair base opening last April

Despite the ever-declining fortunes of the national carrier, Cyprus’ two airports handled a record 7.4 million passengers in 2012. Ryanair’s 50th base, which opened last April in Paphos, helped that airport to grow by 26%, and break the two million mark. We reveal how Larnaca is fighting back this year with at least eight new […]

Cyprus Airways traffic down 20% in 2011; government willing to sell major stake to foreign investors

Cyprus Airways traffic down 20% in 2011; government willing to sell major stake to foreign investors

Cyprus Airways saw traffic drop over 20% last year. But which three country markets account for 65% of its scheduled seat capacity this summer? On which routes does it face the most competition, and which new routes is it planning to start this summer? What changes has it made it to its fleet and which […]


Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

Ryanair selects Paphos in Cyprus as 50th base; two aircraft to serve 14 destinations, Greece and Italy targeted

A major milestone is reached by Ryanair with the announcement of its 50th base. And unusually the new base is also a new airport for the airline. What frequencies will be offered on each route and which two country markets account for half of the routes? What indirect competition will there be from Cyprus’ other […]

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

UK-based leisure airline Monarch has announced plans to offer scheduled flights to Paphos this summer. But which UK airlines already offer flights to Paphos from which UK airports? And who’s taken over as boss of the airline for 2011?

Romania's Blue Air losing its hold of local market; downsizing network and dropping recently opened Cyprus base

Romania’s Blue Air losing its hold of local market; downsizing network and dropping recently opened Cyprus base

Blue Air is downsizing its network at the beginning of the winter season, but which are the routes dropped? What network is the airline left with? Which markets is the airline expanding in? And what plans does it seem to have for its network in the future?


Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

UK tour operators are apparently keen to keep Ryanair out of the UK-Cyprus market. How has demand developed in recent years and which carriers are operating from which UK airports this summer?

US propensity for air travel is 15 times greater than in China; Cyprus tops European rankings

Lead StoryEver wondered which countries generate the highest number of airport passengers relative to their population size? Well we’ve been doing some research among European countries and across the globe. And we’ve produced some helpful graphs.

Cyprus: New terminals at both major airports will hope to attract additional services

Cyprus: New terminals at both major airports will hope to attract additional servicesDespite joining the EU in 2004 Cyprus has not benefited from liberalisation as much as might have been expected. How has traffic developed at Larnaca and Paphos and which are the key country markets? What’s new for 2008 and how extreme is seasonality?