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About 95 thousand Russians visited Cyprus from January to April
“Cyprus from January to April was visited by 94.5 thousand Russians, as in the same period a year earlier”, - it follows from the published statistics of Cyprus Tourism Organization. Russia is on the second line in the list of incoming tourist flow to Cyprus. More travelers came only from Great Britain - 234.4 thousand people for the first four months of the year.
In 2018 Cyprus will save or improve the results of the last season
Tour operators are reckoning on the steady sale of Cyprus in the summer of 2018 due to the availability of guaranteed blocks in the hotels of the island. Also the operators note the increase of the depth of sales and the growing demand for villas and apartments. The leading tour operators say that according to the results of early booking program the demand for Cyprus has remained at the level of the previous year and is stable or growing.
Cyprus: the results for three months of 2018
“The tourist flow to Cyprus in January-March 2018 increased by 29.3% in comparison with the same period of the last year and amounted 369.4 thousand tourists”, - according to the Cyprus Mail newspaper. According to the publication, in March the island was visited by 192 thousand tourists, which is 36.4% more than in March 2017.
Flights of tour operators to Cyprus
The year-round flight program of Biblio-Globus tour operator to Larnaca in the summer season 2018 will be carried out by Rossia airline from April to October every day with an increasing up to several flights a day from Moscow and St. Petersburg by Boeing-747 with business class. In the summer season up to 5 flights per week are planned from Yekaterinburg, twice a week from Samara, Kazan, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod. The every 9-th and 11-th days – the flights from Omsk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and Perm are planned.
The Russian tourist flow to Cyprus fell by 5% for the first quarter of 2018
According to the results of the first quarter of 2018, the Russian tourist flow to Cyprus showed a decrease of 5% in comparison with the same period of the last year, but in April the traffic has increased by 14%. According to the official statistics of Cyprus, for the first three months of this year the country was visited by 29.3% more of tourists than during the same period of 2017.
The number of Russian tourists in Cyprus increased by 5.5% in 2017
The island in 2017 was visited by more than 824 thousand tourist from Russia, which is 5.5% more than in 2016. These are the data of the Cyprus Tourism Organization. In total, from January to December 2017 Cyprus was visited by 3 652 073 foreign tourists, which is 14.6% higher than in 2016.
There will be more flights to Cyprus in the summer 2018
The Cyprus air carrier Cobalt Air will expand its presence on the Russian market - starting March 26, it will start flights from Larnaka airport to Sheremetyevo. On February 19, the program started from two flights a week, with a gradual increase to six times a week by April 24. The cost of tickets starts from 6.8 thousand Rubles (98 Euros) one way.
One more airline will connect Cyprus
The Cyprus carrier Cobalt Air enters the Russian market. From October 29 the airline will perform flights from Paphos to Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport twice a week. Sales of air tickets for the winter period are already open on the company's website. In November and December an average 179 Euros will be paid for traveling from Moscow to Paphos and back.
More than 580 thousand Russian tourists visited Cyprus for 8 months
“Almost 582 thousand Russian tourists visited Cyprus from January to August 2017. It is the second result on the island after Britain”, - informed the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the data of the Cyprus tourist organization. "This result is 4.7% higher than in the same period of 2016. According to the number of arrivals, Russians are after UK (874 thousand people).
Turkey, Cyprus and Greece have become the most popular destinations among Ural tourists this summer
“The Urals experts of tourism industry note the growth of out coming tourism. This summer the most popular directions among local tourists are Turkey, Cyprus and Greece”, - said the Executive Director of Urals Tourism Association Mikhail Maltsev. "According to our estimates, after extremely difficult years we felt an increase of about 65%. And the growth concerns all directions and, first of all – out coming tourism", - added M. Maltsev.
Demand for Cyprus grows for out of the season period
Despite the opening of Turkey, sales of Cyprus have grown this year. As a result of the first six months, almost 333 thousand of Russian tourists visited Cyprus, which is 11% more than during the same period in 2016. According to the Cyprus Tourism Organization, during the first six months Russian tourist flow to Cyprus showed positive dynamics, sometimes even double-digit.
Cyprus is already half-sold in August
According to the opinion of the majority of market participants, proposal of Turkey in this season has little effect on demand for Cyprus. Sales show that Cyprus did not sink, but on the contrary – it is growing. Almost all of the tour operators noted the extremely successful sales of the direction by the early booking program.
Every seventh tourist in Cyprus is from Russia
The demand for Cyprus continues to grow. In March, the island hosted 55.1% more tourists from Russia than in the same period of the last year. According to the Statistics Service of Cyprus, in March Cyprus took another record of tourist flow, hosted 2.8% more tourists than in the same month a year earlier.
"Nordavia" has refused from allowances for flights to Israel and Cyprus from "Zhukovsky"
“Airline "Nordavia" has refused from allowances to carry out regular flights from Moscow airport "Zhukovsky" to Tel Aviv and Larnaca”, - reported the Federal Air Transport Agency on Thursday. Both allowances "Nordavia" received in August last year. At the same time representative of the company said, that the application was made "for a much larger number of directions" from Zhukovsky in order to form a complete route network from this airport, but the applications were not agreed by the Federal Air Transport Agency.
The new Cyprus airline received the first airplane
"Cyprus Airways” has received the first aircraft for its air fleet. Airbus A-319 in the colors of the new airline landed at the airport of Larnaca on December 1, 2016. It is expected that the carrier will get the Air Operator Certificate until the end of this year. At the same time the routes network will be presented and the flight’s ticket will come in the market. "Cyprus Airways" is a trademark of created Cypriot airline company.
Cyprus is going to host more than 3 million visitors in 2016, including 700 thousand Russians
“The authorities of Cyprus expects to host about 3.1 million tourists by the end of 2016”, - said a senior expert of the Cyprus Tourism Organization Doros Georgiadis. "We can say without exaggeration, that 2016 became the record year for the Cyprus tourism. The previous record was set 13 years ago, when we received 2.7 million visitors.
Tourist flow from Russia to Cyprus has increased a half times in September
“Russian tourist flow to Cyprus in September has increased by 51% against the previous year”, - according to data published by the statistical service of the republic. According to statistics, in September 2015 Cyprus was visited by over 75 thousand Russian tourists. In September 2016 114.5 thousand Russians came to the country.
Tourist flow from Russia to Cyprus could reach 650 thousand following the results of 2016
“Following the results of 2016 the number of Russian tourists visiting Cyprus could reach 650 thousand people”, - told reporters the Ambassador of Cyprus to the Russian Federation Georgios Kasoulides on Tuesday. "In 2015 Cyprus was visited by 2 million 750 thousand tourists, 525 thousand of them are the Russians.
In February, the number of tourists in Cyprus increased by 30%
In February 2016, the number of international tourists in Cyprus increased by 30.1% mostly because of the Russian and the British travelers, according to Cyprus Statistical Service. The number of tourists in February 2016 amounted to 65.988 thousand people compared to 50.709 thousand people in February 2015.
S7 share of the new carrier of Cyprus, Charlie Airlines, will be about 40%
S7 Group share in the new Cypriot airline will be around 40%, the carrier will fly to Europe and will be called Charlie Airlines, the co-owner of S7 Vladislav Filev said to reporters in Moscow. "In England, Cypriots are called Charlie, so the airline will be called Charlie Airlines", Vladislav Filev said. S7's partner in the newly created company will be "Cypriot side".
In June, arrivals from Russia to Cyprus fell by almost 25%
In June, Cyprus was visited by 89.8 thousand Russians, which is 24% less than a year earlier, according to data published by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The fall in tourist flow from Russia in June was partially compensated by growth in the number of arrivals from the United Kingdom (+ 9%), Sweden (+ 5.5%) and Greece (+ 48.8%). In June 2015, Cyprus was visited by 337 thousand foreign tourists, which is 1.5% less than in June 2014.
Less Russians visited Cyprus in April
The number of Russian tourists visiting Cyprus in April decreased by 22.5% compared with the same month of the last year, till 25.15 thousand people, the Statistical Service of Cyprus announced last Friday. However, due to the growing popularity of Cyprus among tourists from Great Britain and Germany, overall tourism activity grew by 11.3% to 201.5 thousand people.