Russia’s S7 Airlines & Cyprus Airways cooperating with codeshare service

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Russia’s S7 Airlines earlier this month launched its codeshare service with Cyprus Airways, which sees its S7 code being placed on selected flights operated by the Cypriot carrier.

 

In effect since June 1, 2017, the planned codeshare routes are;

 

– Larnaka – Irakleion, Greece
– Larnaka – Rhodes, Greece
– Larnaka – St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Flights from Pulkovo International Airport, St. Petersburg depart for Cyprus each Wednesday and Friday, at 05:05 and arriving at Larnaka Airport at 09:45, on Sundays departing Russia at 01:50 and arriving to the island at 06:30.

 

The flights from Larnaka are scheduled to depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 20:10 and arrive at Pulkovo Airport at 00:55.

 

“This schedule will be convenient for passengers from St. Petersburg travelling to Cyprus for a vacation. An early arrival at Larnaka Airport and evening departure to Saint Petersburg will allow passengers to get the most from their time on Cyprus, without losing the departure and arrival day,” read an official S7 Airlines announcement.

 

FIRST FLIGHT

 

The concluded codeshare agreement will also enable passengers from St. Petersburg to travel to Rhodes or Crete with a connection at Larnaka Airport.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.