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Air connectivity a priority, Demetriades says

Following the closure of Cyprus Airways, the air connectivity of Cyprus with the rest of the world is a priority of his ministry, Communications, Works and Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said on Friday.

Speaking in Limassol, Demetriades said his ministry had already conducted research and taken a number of actions which would be announced soon.
Regarding the creation of a new Cypriot airline, Demetriades said the Privatisation Commissioner was handling the issue. He added that the process of hiring consultants on that issue had already begun.

Demetriades said air connectivity was still high despite the demise of the national carrier, and that almost all of the routes on which Cyprus Airways had been covered. There were several companies interested in filing the gaps, he said.
Cyprus Airways closed down two weeks ago after the European Commission ruled it would have to pay millions in received from the government in illegal state aid. (CNA)



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