Cyprus Airways received the first aircraft for its fleet. The Airbus A319 wearing the new company’s livery landed at Larnaka International Airport on December 1.
The airline’s corporate design elements, including the livery and new logo, were designed by Landor, a British agency.
The pastel shades were chosen for the livery: light blue as the basic colour and Azure blue for the fuselage’s underside to replicate the Mediterranean Sea’s various colours.
The olive branch, the Republic’s main symbol that could also be found on Cyprus’ national flag, is depicted on the tail unit and engine nacelles.
The fuselage boasts the new logo, while on the front part there is a mouflon, another popular Cyprus symbol.
UNIQUE, PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL
“We are happy to present the first aircraft for the new Cyprus Airways,” stated the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, Natalya Popova.
“We hope that our livery will appeal to our passengers and will make the company’s fleet recognisable in any airport across the world thanks to the selected colours and the symbols of Cyprus, which remind of the unique peaceful and beautiful atmosphere enjoyed by anyone arriving on the island,” added Popova.
“We invited the best air service professionals both from Cyprus and other successful European airlines to join our new team. [They] will help us save the best practices of the national carrier, offer high quality service to the passengers and build an effective business model,” concluded Popova.
COUNTDOWN TO FLIGHTS
According to an official press release, Cyprus Airways’ specialists are finalising their plans for route network expansion.
By late 2016, the company expects to receive an air operator certificate and begin selling airline tickets.
In July, Charlie Airlines, co-owned by Russia’s S7 Group, won a tender competition for the right to use the Cyprus Airways trademark for a decade. Cyprus’ Finance Ministry and Charlie Airlines signed a corresponding agreement.
Cyprus Airways will be based at Larnaca International Airport and operate regular flights to Europe and the Middle East, according to the official press release.
The airline’s fleet will operate with Airbus A319 aircrafts.