Cyprus Airways launched the first phase of operations on June 1 with flight CY1011 to Pulkovo International Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The airline’s Airbus A319 aircraft was welcomed back to Larnaka International Airport, the next day, with the traditional water salutation.
For the second phase of its launch, Cyprus Airways, will announce in the next few months, a revised and extended flight schedule to be implemented in March 2018.
Cyprus Airways (2nd) (Larnaca) is a new version of the original flag carrier. The new Cyprus Airways has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The company made this short statement on March 14, 2017:
We are delighted to inform you that Cyprus Airways received the Air Operator Certificate! We are very excited to begin flying soon!
The new carrier acquired its first aircraft, the pictured Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129, ex S7 Airlines VP-BTO), in December 2016 and operated a proving flight on March 4, 2017.
The original Cyprus Airways ended all operations on January 9, 2015.
All images by Cyprus Airways.