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Airfares will decrease, says Transport Minister

November 9, 2018 at 11:49am
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Air traffic to and from Greece has been covered by 90% and we expect airfares in the market to decrease, said Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Vassiliki Anastasiadou.

In her statements this morning in Limassol, and called upon to refer to the increase in airfare prices after the closing of Cobalt airline, Anastasioudou said that her ministry has scheduled a meeting with all parties involved “in an effort to see what measures can be taken in order to help passengers find better airfares and ways out.”

At the same time, she noted, the number of flights to and from Greece has started to increase, namely “Cobalt’s 21 flights have been covered by eight flights, while the booking of other flights has increased, with the result of air traffic from and to Greece being covered by 90%.”

“I expect that a drop in prices will follow. We will observe how things develop and we will do what we can. Market laws will work,” she added.

Asked about current traffic problems, especially in Nicosia, the Minister of Transport replied that measures and plans for a road system to serve the public are being made.

“Especially for Nicosia, a perimeter is being put in place and its first phase will begin. A ring around the capital will be created so that one can enter the city through various entrances,” she said, and added “there are also roads being made with new standards, with bus-lanes and we are also promoting sustainable mobility measures. ”

Sustainable mobility, she said, is a philosophy that is close to man and the environment and promotes bikes and public transport,” which we intend to put in place over the next year and a half with new contracts, with telematic systems in order for people to be information on routes in real time and which have already installed, but with the new buses it will also be more modern “.

“We are also studying other measures to discourage the use of private cars and encourage other means of transportation, but we must offer citizens the chance to choose them,” she added.

The statements of the Transport Minister were made on the sidelines of a tour of the Limassol Archaeological Museum and archaeological sites of the Limassol District, namely ancient Kourion and the Kolossi Castle.

As Vassiliki Anastasiadou said, “the purpose of my visit is to look closely at the antiquities of our country which represent our roots and culture, as well as the inspiration to continue our path on the levels of our past.”

It is a pleasure, she added, for me to see our museums and archaeological sites, but there are also problems, such as the Limassol Archaeological Museum that needs upgrading and which will be closed for upgrading in 2019.