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Cyprus airports traffic remains strong in September October 21, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in News Flights, Tourism.
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Over 840,000 passengers travelled through Cyprus’ two airports in September 2007, an 11.36% increase on September 2006, reported airports operator Hermes Airports Ltd.

At Larnaka International Airport, passenger traffic increased by 14.24% on September 2006, with nearly 630,000 passengers. At Pafos International Airport, passenger traffic increased by 3.64%, with over 210,000 passengers. Passenger traffic for the year to date is also up 3.54% on 2006 levels.

Jenni Fernando, Marketing Manager for Hermes Airports Ltd, said “We are delighted to see another strong month for passenger traffic at both Airports. We remain committed to the further improvement of the services that we offer at our existing airports at both Pafos and Larnaka, until the opening of the new terminals in 2008 and 2009, respectively”.

Hermes Airports Ltd assumed management of Larnaka and Pafos International Airports in May 2006, under a 25 year concession agreement with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. As part of a 622 million euros investment programme, new passenger terminals will open at Pafos International Airport in November 2008, and at Larnaka International Airport in November 2009, in addition to significant upgrading of existing passenger terminals.

Hermes Airports Ltd is an international consortium of 9 shareholders, bringing local and international expertise to the project. The shareholders are Bouygues Batiment International (22%), Egis Projects (20%), Cyprus Trading Corporation Public Limited (11.34%), Hellenic Mining (11.33%), Vancouver Airport Services (11%), Aer Rianta International (11%), Iacovou Brothers Construction (5.665%), Charilaos Apostolides Public Limited (5.665%) and Aeroport Nice Cote d’ Azur Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie (2%).