Showing posts with label Cyprus Airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cyprus Airways. Show all posts

07 November, 2023

Cyprus Airways has selected AirFi as its wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) provider.

      Cyprus Airways has become the latest carrier to deploy airline technology provider AirFi’s wireless in-flight entertainment across its fleet of Airbus jets.  

The newly resurrected flag carrier of Cyprus is gearing up for both fleet and route expansions, with new aircraft on the horizon and a commitment to be a catalyst for tourism growth on the island. As part of its focus on innovation and customer service, the airline is installing AirFi’s portable wireless streaming solutions onboard its all-Airbus fleet of two A320 and two A220 aircraft. It will also seek to outfit new aircraft that are added to the fleet with AirFi’s products in the near-term.  

Each aircraft will be equipped with two AirFi boxes, enabling passengers to access digital entertainment on their personal electronic devices including movies, TV games, music, a moving map, and destination-based video content. AirFi’s streaming in-flight entertainment solution is set to go live with Cyprus Airways in time for the holiday season, thanks to a swift rollout by the AirFi team. 

Excitingly, Cyprus Airways has chosen to include AirFi’s Dance24 channel as part of its entertainment offering. With a special focus on electronic dance music, the channel is well suited to a considerable demographic of the airline’s market, who will be travelling to and from the country’s music festivals and party resorts, such as Ayia Napa.  



22 June, 2023

Cyprus Airways, the national airline of Cyprus to lease two new Airbus A220 jets

Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease placements for two new Airbus A220-300 aircraft with Cyprus Airways, the national airline of Cyprus. Both new A220 aircraft are confirmed to deliver to the airline this month from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

“ALC is pleased to announce this transaction for two Airbus A220 aircraft with our new customer, Cyprus Airways,” said Steven Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “As the first to introduce the A220 to the airline and the country of Cyprus, ALC looks forward to working with the Cyprus Airways team to develop and grow the flag carrier’s fleet with the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient new aircraft.”

“We are thrilled to work with the ALC team on the first implementation of the A220 in the Cyprus Airways fleet,” said Paul Sies, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus Airways. “Seen as a game changer in the industry, the A220 will provide a new experience to our guests and marks our commitment towards sustainability. The A220 offers the newest technology on the market and gives great savings in fuel burn and direct operating cost. We look forward to a long and mutual beneficial relationship with ALC and hope to work with them on the further development of our fleet plan in the years to come.”

21 June, 2023

Air Lease Corporation agrees on lease deal with Cyprus Airways for two new Airbus A220 aircraft

Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease placements for two new Airbus A220-300 aircraft with Cyprus Airways, the national airline of Cyprus. Both new A220 aircraft are confirmed to deliver to the airline this month from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

“ALC is pleased to announce this transaction for two Airbus A220 aircraft with our new customer, Cyprus Airways,” said Steven Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “As the first to introduce the A220 to the airline and the country of Cyprus, ALC looks forward to working with the Cyprus Airways team to develop and grow the flag carrier’s fleet with the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient new aircraft.”

“We are thrilled to work with the ALC team on the first implementation of the A220 in the Cyprus Airways fleet,” said Paul Sies, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus Airways. “Seen as a game changer in the industry, the A220 will provide a new experience to our guests and marks our commitment towards sustainability. The A220 offers the newest technology on the market and gives great savings in fuel burn and direct operating cost. We look forward to a long and mutual beneficial relationship with ALC and hope to work with them on the further development of our fleet plan in the years to come.”

20 June, 2023

AEGEAN and Cyprus Airways confirm codeshare partnership as passenger numbers soar by 50%


AEGEAN and Cyprus Airways have unveiled their new codeshare deal which connects the networks of the two flag carriers far enhancing the customer experience.

The new deal came into effect today and will not only boost business and leisure travel between Greece and Cyprus, but will also offer both airlines’ customers improved flight schedules and seamless connectivity between both countries and many other international destinations.

Through this agreement, AEGEAN will place its (A3) code on flights operated by Cyprus Airways to Paris, Rome, Milan, Beirut, Cairo, Yerevan and all Greek destinations, whilst the Cypriot carrier will place its (CY) code on all AEGEAN’s network in Greece and the airline’s flights to Madrid and Barcelona. Customers will also continue to benefit from the respective operating carrier’s other services, including through check-in.

During a Press Event held in Larnaca to announce this agreement, Paul Sies, Cyprus Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “The signing of this agreement is yet another milestone for the new Cyprus Airways. We are pleased today to announce our codeshare agreement with our neighbouring flag carrier, AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, and with whom we share a strong market reputation and commitment to customers. Both Cyprus Airways and AEGEAN share similar attributes such as quality service and customer satisfaction which makes us ideal partners. This is an important day for us as we are setting the foundation to further enhance cooperation with like-minded airline partners and continue with our journey to expand our network to offer the Cypriot community new travel opportunities to Europe and beyond, whilst making it easier for travellers from all over the world to visit Cyprus. Both carriers together will have the largest and qualitative best offering for people flying to and from Cyprus”.

Roland Jaggi, AEGEAN’s Chief Commercial Officer added: “We are very pleased with this codeshare agreament as it will further expand our network and offer our customers even more travel benefits and enhanced connectivity. We look forward to working with Cyprus Airways, and providing services on an enhanced destination network to passengers of both airlines. AEGEAN is steadily investing in Cyprus and in strategic partnerships that upgrade its services and allows to meet the growing needs of its passengers."




Passenger numbers are up by 50%.....

Just recently AEGEAN announced it had carried more than 5 million passengers in total during the period January - May 2023, recording a 50% increase in passenger traffic compared to the corresponding period of 2022 and exceeding the passenger traffic of the same pre-pandemic period, confirming the positive outlook for demand to the country that had initially emerged during the first quarter of the year.

Specifically, AEGEAN's international passenger traffic to and from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" has increased by 65% compared to 2022 and 12% compared to 2019. For the same period, international passenger traffic from Thessaloniki Airport "Makedonia" is particularly enhanced, reaching 72% compared to the previous year and 30% compared to 2019.


This increase was achieved both by the overall expansion of AEGEAN's activity with new routes abroad, as this year it is operating with the largest international network of destinations in its history, and the timely increase in the frequency of flights, on existing routes such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

It should be noted that with the beginning of the summer season, which began earlier than every year, direct flights from Athens to Bristol, Birmingham, Riga, and Lille, direct flights from Thessaloniki to Barcelona and Cologne, and direct flights from Chania, Ioannina, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Kalamata to Tel Aviv started. In the next few days, 9 new routes are expected to be launched from/to Athens (Ljubljana, Dammam, Newcastle, Seville, Olbia, Kuwait, Pisa, Palma de Mallorca and Split), 3 new routes from/to Thessaloniki (Venice, Yerevan, Tbilisi), while at the same time, 5 routes from/to Heraklion (Vienna, Marseille, Larnaca, Tirana, and Belgrade) and the route connecting Rhodes with Belgrade return to the schedule after the winter break.

It is recalled that AEGEAN for 2023 will offer a total of 18 million seats, of which 11 million will be international seats, 2 million more than in 2022, and 800 thousand more than in 2019. The airline will operate to 165 destinations in 46 countries with 272 direct routes from its 10 bases in Greece and abroad, with a fleet of 76 aircraft, including the brand-new Airbus A320 and A321 neo.

13 June, 2018

Cyprus Airways start flights to Verona, Zurich and Prague as well as getting a second Airbus A319

The celebrations are continuing for Cyprus Airways, not only did they take delivery of its second Airbus A319 just over two weeks ago, they also operated inaugural flights to three major destinations Verona, Zurich and Prague a week or so ago.

The new fuel-efficient Airbus A319 has already been integrated into the airline's summer flight programme. Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways said the following upon the arrival of the jet, “We are very excited to welcome this new addition to our family. Today’s delivery is a testament to Cyprus Airways’ commitment to continued expansion”. The A319's have a configuration of 144 seats, will operate flights to company’s network in Europe and the Middle East and will 

The airline operated the inaugural flights from Larnaca to Verona, Zurich and Prague recently and in typical new service style, all three destination airports welcomed the Cyprus Airways Airbus A319 aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute. The lucky passengers flying from these airports were welcomed at the gate with an aperitif and a small gift.

26 November, 2017

More destinations for the new Cyprus Airways

The new Cyprus Airways announced at the start of the month the addition of six new destinations to its route network for summer 2018.

The fresh airline will operate services to Athens, Munich, Prague, Stuttgart, Verona* and Zurich from its home base of Larnaca. “Following 6 months of successful operation, we are absolutely delighted to introduce 6 new destinations on our network. We continually monitor our route network and feel that these destinations will be a popular choice for local travellers, while at the same time contribute in the increase of tourists visiting Cyprus” stated Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways.


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