Ryanair announces 5 new routes from Paphos airport

Ryanair on Monday announced its biggest ever Cyprus schedule with 41 routes for Summer ‘23, including 5 new routes from Paphos to destinations, such as Naples and Toulouse.

A press release says that Ryanair’s Paphos based fleet will increase to 4 based aircraft, 2 of which will be Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechanger” aircraft which deliver 4% more seats, burn 16% less fuel and create 40% less noise emissions. Ryanair’s investment of over $400m in Cyprus will support 120 highly paid aviation jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs at Paphos airport.

In particular Ryanair’s Cyprus Summer ‘23 schedule will deliver, 1 new based aircraft (4 total, incl. 2 Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechanger” aircraft), $400m investment in Cyprus, 41 total routes incl. 5 new routes from Paphos to Athens, Bordeaux, Naples, Poznan & Toulouse, increased frequencies on 7 routes – Chania, Kaunas, Krakow, Mykonos, Rhodes, Tel-Aviv & Vienna, over 260 flights per week (+15% vs S22 and +70% vs S19) and support for over 1,600 jobs, incl. 120 direct jobs.

“Ryanair continues to work with its airport partners across Europe and welcomes Hermes’ new long-term airline incentive scheme, supported by the Cypriot Government, which has given Ryanair the confidence to launch its biggest ever Cyprus Summer schedule with over 260 weekly flights across 41 routes”, the press release reads.

To celebrate this record-breaking Cyprus Summer schedule, Ryanair is launching a special seat sale with fares available from just €29.99 one way for travel between Apr’23 and Oct‘ 23, which must be booked by midnight 23 Nov on www.ryanair.com.

This 15% capacity growth in Cyprus is underpinned by Hermes’ new airline incentive scheme, supported by the Cypriot Government, which has given Ryanair the confidence to invest an additional $100m with a 4th based aircraft at Paphos, bringing the total fleet at Paphos to 4, including 2 brand new environmentally efficient Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechanger” aircraft, which cut fuel and CO2 emissions by 16% and lower noise by up to 40%, whilst carrying 4% more passengers.

Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, Eleni Kaloyirou, said that the addition of a fourth aircraft makes the presence of Ryanair in Cyprus stronger and “we are confident that the new routes announced as well as the existing program will have a significant contribution to the recovery and growth of Paphos airports, the tourism industry and the economy of our country”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency