Larnaca-based Cyprus Airways has taken delivery of its second Airbus A319.
The new aircraft will be integrated directly into the company’s summer flight programme.
“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,” Cyprus Airways Chief Commercial Officer Natalia Popova said.
The two A319s, with a capacity of 144 seats, will operate flights to Europe and the Middle East.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade.
Charlie Airlines is a consortium of local investors that hold a 60% share and Russia’s S7 Airlines holds 40% as a joint-venture.
The company launched flights in June 2017 to 4 destinations based from Larnaca International Airport.
The company long-term goal is to contribute to the increase of tourism in Cyprus, while at the same time broadening the horizon for local travellers.
Cyprus Airways currently flies to; Athens, Chania, Verona, Prague, Zurich, Munich, Stuttgart, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Beirut.