Cyprus Airways in May took delivery of its second Airbus A319 (5B-DCX) (below). The new aircraft has been integrated directly to the company’s summer flight program.
As a result, Cyprus Airways’ inaugural flights from Larnaca to Verona, Zurich and Prague took place last week. All three airports welcomed Cyprus Airways Airbus A319 aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute. Passengers flying from these airports were welcomed at the gate with an aperitif and a small gift.
Flights from Larnaca to Verona operate every Wednesday and Sunday, to Zurich every Tuesday and Saturday and to Prague every Monday and Friday.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cyprus Airways): Cyprus Airways (2nd) Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942257.
Cyprus Airways (2nd) touched down at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport on March 29. Cyprus Airways first flight to Athens departed from Larnaca at 3:00 in the afternoon and landed in Athens at 4:45 pm.
Athens International Airport welcomed Cyprus Airways aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute, followed by the “ribbon cutting” ceremony for the official guests and passengers, at the A5 Gate, symbolizing the air link between the two countries.
Cyprus Airways will connect Larnaca with Athens, initially with 2 flights a week and 4 flights a week from June 1, 2018.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cyprus Airways): Cyprus Airways (2nd) Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129) RHO (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 941208.
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.