Delays in the postal items routed through Amsterdam have been overcome and delivery of correspondence and parcels is now back to normal.
Post Office director Andreas Gregoriou said that the public had shown patience and understanding once the reasons for the delay had been explained and this had helped deal with the difficult situation.
The delays in postal items from Amsterdam was due to lack of space on the airlines which had undertaken to transport the correspondence to Cyprus but were unable to do so because of a heavy passenger and cargo load.
Amsterdam is a hub for correspondence to Cyprus from 10 countries -- Belgium, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Singapore, South Africa and Sir Lanka.
There have been delays in the past because of increased traffic on the airlines which cooperate with the post office. There have been delays twice this year – this month, and also in February.
The Christmas period traditionally also sees delays in the post from London.