Cyprus Airways announces the first three destinations that will be included in its flight schedule for the first phase of its launch, to begin in June 2017.
Based in Larnaca, the airline will operate scheduled flights to Heraklion, Rhodes, and Tel Aviv, with two additional destinations to be announced in the next few weeks.
In 2017, Cyprus Airways will operate its Airbus A319 aircraft, offering 144 Economy seats. In Autumn, the airline will announce a revised and extended flight schedule to be implemented in March 2018, with the arrival of a second aircraft of the same type. The airline is currently looking into adding more aircraft by the end of 2018.
“We are delighted to announce our first three destinations today and we are very excited as we are getting closer to the commencement of our operations. Our strategic approach of gradual and steady growth has long term objectives, to promote Cyprus as an all year-round destination abroad and to contribute in broadening travel opportunities for locals” stated Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways.
Cyprus Airways tickets will be available for sale mid-May, through the company’s website and call center.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines LTD, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade. Cyprus Airways’ first aircraft arrived in Cyprus on December 1st 2016, featuring the brand’s new livery. In March 2017, the company completed the licensing stage with the obtainment of the Air Operator’s Certificate by the Department of Civil Aviation and the commercial licence from ATLA (Air Transport Licensing Authority). Cyprus Airways will be based at the Larnaca International Airport and its launch will be implemented in two phases: Phase 1 will begin in June 2017 with 5 destinations and Phase 2 in March 2018 with an extended flights schedule that will be announced in Autumn 2017.