National flag carrier Cyprus Airways completed its maiden flight from Larnaca airport to Malta International Airport last Sunday. Passengers were delighted by the water cannon salute that welcomed the airline to Malta, and later each passenger received a gift from Malta International Airport to mark the occasion.

Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) Chairman, Dr. Gavin Giulia was at the airport to welcome the first Cypriot visitors and to talk with the Cyprus Airways crew.

Cyprus Airways is continuing to pick up pace as the Summer begins in earnest, with a raft of destinations available from Cyprus that includes Malta. The airline will be flying the Malta route twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays.

A pioneer in the Cypriot travel industry, Cyprus Airways connects from Larnaca via its international network to 11 destinations: Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Skiathos, Preveza, Rome, Prague, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Beirut, and now Malta.Cyprus Airways was awarded for its efforts to enrich local tourism during the last Cyprus Tourism Awards. In addition, Cyprus Airways has announced a zero-penalty fee for flight changes on basic fare tickets, according to fare rules.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Savvas Perdios was among the officials gathered at Larnaca Airport this afternoon to greet the inaugural Malta flight and he expressed warm words of welcome.

Minister Perdios said: “As travel continues a steady return, Cyprus is eager to welcome back visitors with more flight options and deals this summer. We are delighted to see Cyprus Airways explore new routes and to be at the forefront of the Cypriot travel recovery.”

George Mavrocostas COO of Cyprus Airways said: “We are delighted to be part of the tourism recovery in Cyprus and we look forward to welcoming many Maltese passengers with us on the route to Cyprus. Our two island nations are brought together by EU membership, a common Mediterranean culture and the need for efficient air services that help to support the economy. We look forward to being of service to Cyprus and Cypriot travellers as the tourism recovery gets underway with the EU’s digital COVID certificate designed to allow citizens to travel safely.”

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About Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Airways operates flights to Europe and the Middle-East with a team of over 100 passionate people based at Larnaca International Airport. All Cyprus Airways flights operate on Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 Economy Class seats.

In July 2018, Cyprus Airways has successfully passed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), one of the highest standards in the world for airline operational safety. In October 2018, the company became a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The company’s long-term goal is to contribute in the increase of tourism in Cyprus, while at the same time to broaden the horizon for local travellers.

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