In 2022, Cyprus Airways saw significant growth in its annual traffic, with over double the number of scheduled services operated (2,552) compared to the previous year (1,032). Furthermore, the airline carried 94,289 passengers on its charter services. This summer, the airline plans to commence operations to destinations such as Milan, Zurich, Prague, Basel, and Cairo. Cyprus Airways previously announced its intention to operate daily services to Beirut and increase its frequency to Tel Aviv by up to 10 flights per week.
By 2026, Cyprus Airways aims to expand its route network to 30 destinations. Additionally, it will reportedly double its 2022 fleet of two aircraft to four A320-200s this year, with plans to increase to six aircraft in 2024, nine in 2025, and up to 11 by 2026.
Cyprus Airways’ decision to connect Larnaca to Dubai comes as other airlines also announce new services to DXB. Sri Lankan carrier FitsAir recently upgraded its four-times weekly operation to DXB to a daily service, while US carrier United Airlines launched a new nonstop daily service between its New York/Newark hub and DXB.
DXB is currently connected to 230 destinations across more than 95 countries by over 85 international airlines. It also maintained its position as the world’s busiest international airport for the ninth year in a row, with 66,069,981 passengers using the airport in 2022, representing a year-on-year growth of 127%.