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First NIKI flight welcomed at Larnaca (Full story)

THE first scheduled NIKI service from Vienna to Larnaca airport touched down in Cyprus on Friday.

The Austrian airline, part of the airberlin group, will initially offer two weekly services from Vienna to Cyprus. A third weekly service departing every Wednesday will be added on 7 May 2014.

Before then, visitors from Cyprus can also fly from Larnaca to Vienna directly on Mondays and Fridays leaving at 15.25 and landing in Vienna at 17.40. The flight from Vienna International Airport to Larnaca takes off at 10.50 and arrives at 14.45 on those days.

The new route is aligned to the airberlin schedule, offering travellers from Cyprus optimal connections to the German group’s international network. Onward flights to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Nuremberg are available with attractive layover times. Furthermore, connections to Milan, Moscow, Zurich and New York among others are also available.

“Vienna is an attractive destination for business and leisure travellers. The new nonstop service opens the door to even more connecting flights between Cyprus and a range of German and European cities. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent quality of service attractive fares have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria,” said airberlin Area Manager Southern Europe, Susanna Sciacovelli.

Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, Wes Porter said: “We welcome NIKI to Cyprus and we are delighted that Larnaca has been added to the NIKI route network. NIKI’s affordable fares, convenient flight schedule and excellent service will ensure the success of the Larnaca to Vienna route. Access to NIKI and airberlin’s extensive route network via NIKI’s Vienna will give the travelling public wider access to a range of destinations”.

Hermes Airports welcomed the first guests arriving at Larnaca from Vienna with a traditional water salute.

Direct flights from Cyprus can be booked with travel agents or on from €248 return.





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