Cyprus Airways officially launched the first phase of its operations on June 1 with flight CY1011 from Larnaka International Airport to Pulkovo International Airport, St. Petersburg.
The airline’s Airbus A319 aircraft was welcomed back to Larnaka, the next day, with a traditional water salutation.
Cyprus Airways is scheduled to operate three weekly direct flights between Larnaka and St. Petersburg.
Also for its flights to St. Petersburg, the carrier is expected to offer an option to fly through Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, via an interline agreement with S7 Airlines.
George Mavrocostas, Chief Operations Officer at Cyprus Airways, stated: “Today marks a significant milestone for the local aviation sector and the country as a whole.
“We are extremely happy that Cyprus Airways is flying, and we would like to thank travellers for their great support, as ever since we announced our launch, we have had a very warm and moving response,” continued Mavrocostas.
“From our side, we will do our best to offer our passengers relaxing and pleasant flights.”
— Cyprus Airports (@CyprusAeropolis) June 2, 2017
Maria Kouroupi, Senior Manager Marketing and Communications at Hermes Airports, added: “We welcome the launch of Cyprus Airways flights and the first flight from Saint Petersburg.
“We look forward to working closely with the airline and we support all efforts for the expansion and development of the country’s connectivity.”
FIRST AND SECOND PHASE
On May 15, the airline announced that air ticket sales for flights from Larnaka to Heraklion and Rhodes, Greece had been launched.
Flights to Rhodes are scheduled to begin on June 23 and to Heraklion on June 24.
On June 4, the Larnaka–Tel Aviv route is scheduled to officially begin operating with three weekly flights.
Cyprus Airways will operate its flights with an Airbus A319 aircraft, providing 144 Economy seats.
Passengers can purchase tickets from two categories, Basic and Flex, with variations in features and additional services, such as baggage allowance or seat selection, for example.
For Cyprus Airways’ second phase launch, the airline is expected to announce a revised and extended flight schedule to be implemented by March 2018, with a second Airbus A319 aircraft set to join the carrier’s fleet.
The airline is currently looking into adding more aircraft to join its fleet before 2019.