Ryanair has not cancelled any flights to and from Cyprus airports even though the budget airline is cancelling between 40 and 50 flights per day until the end of October.
Ryanair said the cancellations, which were announced on Friday and began immediately, were designed “to improve its system-wide punctuality.”
This has fallen below 80 percent in the first two weeks of September, it also said.
Back in March, Ryarair discontinued its flights between Paphos and Athens to facilitate its new route from the same airport to Tel Aviv.
Ryanair blamed a number of factors for the sudden cancellations last week including a backlog of staff leave, which must be allocated before the end of the year.
It also said air traffic control strikes and weather disruptions were affecting its performance.
If the airline cancels 40 flights per day for six weeks, approximately 285,000 journeys would be affected, assuming a load factor – a measure of how full planes are – of 90 percent.
Ryanair, which described the cancellations as “unacceptable” to customers, said the planned cancellations represented less than 2 percent of its schedule.