On Tuesday Ryanair announced 12 new routes from Paphos for winter 2018. Its capacity will increase by 74 per cent.
New routes will include Bournemouth and Liverpool. The new routes will contribute 940,000 passengers annually as they double their operations in Paphos.
Further new routes include twice weekly flights connecting Paphos with Amman, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Krakow, Liverpool, Riga and Tallinn. Once a week flights to Dublin and Kaunas.
The 15 total routes will also include daily flights to London Stansted, Tel Aviv and Thessaloniki.
The routes increase is expected to generate a total of 700 jobs.
Speaking on his way to Berlin for a travel fair, head of the Paphos regional board of tourism Nasos Hadjigeorgiou welcomed the Ryanair announcement saying, “This brings us a step closer to our ultimate goal of re-establishing Paphos as a year-round destination. We will work together with all the stakeholders to ensure successful coming winter operations,”
Sales and marketing manager for the eastern Mediterranean Nikolas Lardis announced a promotional seat sale for the new flights available until midnight on Friday (March 9). “To celebrate the announcement of the new Paphos winter programme for 2018, we are releasing a new offer at €19.99 for travel until May,” he said. He added that passengers can now make travel reservations up to March 2019, with even lower fares and more travel privileges using the airline’s Always Getting Better programme.