Sunday, 4 June 2017

CYPRUS: New Cyprus Airways Announces Destinations, Cobalt Adds Sixth Aircraft

Cyprus Airways has announced the first three destinations that will be included in its flight schedule for the first phase of its launch, to begin in June 2017.

Based in Larnaca, the airline will operate scheduled flights to Heraklion, Rhodes, and Tel Aviv, with two additional destinations to be announced in the next few weeks.

In 2017, Cyprus Airways will operate its Airbus A319 aircraft, offering 144 Economy seats.

In Autumn, the airline will announce a revised and extended flight schedule to be implemented in March 2018, with the arrival of a second aircraft of the same type.

The airline is currently looking into adding more aircraft by the end of 2018.

Cyprus Airways on Tuesday announced the start of ticket sales for Heraklion in Crete, and Rhodes, while tickets to Tel Aviv and two other destinations will be available in the coming weeks.

Flights to Rhodes will begin on June 23 and Heraklion on June 24.

Today marks the start of the first phase of our operation. We are thrilled to launch our website and start selling on airline tickets to Heraklion and Rhodes.

In the coming weeks will gradually add additional tickets for routes, offering more travel opportunities for our passengers, said Natalia Popova, Commercial Director of Cyprus Airways.

Cyprus Airways on Wednesday announced the launch of ticket sales for flights from/to Larnaca International Airport to/from Tel Aviv and St Petersburg, the latest addition to the airline’s schedule for this summer.

Direct flights to St Petersburg will begin on June 1 and will be offered three times a week. For this destination, Cyprus Airways also offers the option to fly through Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, via an interline agreement with S7 Airlines.

The Larnaca – Tel Aviv route will be operated three times a week starting June 4.

Cyprus Airways tickets are offered in two categories of fares, Basic and Flex, with variations in features and additional services, such as baggage allowance, seat selection, and changes, the airline said.

Cyprus Airways will operate its Airbus A319 aircraft, offering 144 Economy seats. In Autumn, the airline will announce a revised and extended flight schedule to be implemented in March 2018, with the arrival of a second aircraft of the same type.

The airline is currently looking into adding more aircraft by the end of 2018.

Cobalt Air on Monday announced the addition of a sixth aircraft to the fleet.

The new A320-232, already registered in the Cyprus Aircraft Register with the 5B-DDC number, bears the colours and the logo of the company and will be integrated directly into its flight programme in order to meet its increased demand for airline seats,the Cyprus-based airline announced.

According to the company’s announcement the new plane landed at Larnaca Airport on Saturday and is expected to make its first flight in the coming days.

With the acquisition, the company aims to offer passengers a wider choice of destinations, it said.

The vision of the company was and remains the emergence of Cyprus as a tourist destination throughout the year and the transformation of our country into a regional aviation hub, Cobalt said.

On May 1, the airline started to offer direct flights from Larnaca to Beirut to travellers.

The company has also plans to expand its reach to destinations which are not directly connected to Cyprus such as China, India and USA.

The air carrier received its air operating certificate in May 2016 and started off with one aircraft, gradually increasing the number of planes, routes and flights.