The ‘new’ Cyprus Airways is set to begin its first official flights from June 2017 with an initial two Airbus A319 aircraft, according to Routesonline.
Earlier this month Cyprus Airways started to upload its planned flight schedules, which currently displays a twice weekly operation between Larnaka and Heraklion, Crete from June 28, 2017 to September 16, 2017.
Heraklion is a route already served twice weekly by another Cypriot airline, Cobalt Air, and up to three times weekly by Greece’s Aegean Airlines.
Cyprus Airways is reportedly also planning flights linking Larnaka and Paphos to destinations across Greece, Russia and the UK where it is seeking to fly to London Stansted, Manchester and Glasgow, reported Routesonline.
FILLING THE VOID
Although many existing carriers have boosted capacity to and from Cyprus since the original Cyprus Airways ceased operations just over two years ago, none more so than Aegean Airlines, the new start-up’s backers believe there is sufficient demand for a new full-service offering.
Cobalt Air has also already been established to partly fill the void from the original Cyprus Airways collapse. Last winter it flew to Athens, Chania, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Paris, Tel Aviv, Birmingham, London and Manchester. This summer it has added flights to Brussels, Dublin, Madrid and Zurich.