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) aircraft slide show:
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) has announced it will add six new destinations to its network for the summer of 2018 from Larnaca Airport: Athens (March 29, 2018), Munich (May 5, 2018), Prague (June 1, 2018), Stuttgart (May 1, 2018), Verona (May 27, 2018) and Zurich (May 26, 2018).
“Following 6 months of successful operation, we are absolutely delighted to introduce 6 new destinations on our network. We continually monitor our route network and feel that these destinations will be a popular choice for local travellers, while at the same time contribute in the increase of tourists visiting Cyprus” stated Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways.
Flights to Athens are scheduled to begin on March 29, 2018.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, won a tender competition for the right to use the national carrier trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade, signing a corresponding agreement with the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus.
Cyprus Airways is based at the Larnaca International Airport.
All images by Cyprus Airways.
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.