A total of 9.2 million passengers traveled through Cyprus airports in 2022, according to the senior director of aviation development, marketing and communication for Hermes Airports.
"The year 2022 ended with 9.2 million arriving and departing passengers, a figure that corresponds to approximately 82% of 2019 passenger traffic," said Maria Kouroupi.
Fourteen candidates formally joined the race on Thursday to become Cyprus's next president in an election next month dominated by the island's decades-old division, irregular migration and corruption scandals.
Cyprus has a presidential system of government and the head of state has wide executive powers.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotaki hosted a lunch for outgoing Cyprus Republic President Nicos Anastasiades and his wife Andri on Tuesday.
Mitsotakis thanked Anastasiades for the long and close cooperation both at bilateral and EU level, government sources said.
Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis has expressed satisfaction with the signing of the first Bilateral Defense Cooperation Program between Cyprus and the United States.
"Delighted for the signing of our first ever Cyprus-USA Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program," Lieutenant General Zervakis wrote on his Twitter account.
The budget of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus for the year 2023 amounts to €523 million