National flag carrier Cyprus Airways on Wednesday announced the launch of direct flights between Larnaca and Brussels International Airport, in what is being described as a significant move to boost air connectivity between Cyprus and mainland Europe.

Scheduled to commence on February 5, the airline will initially operate twice-weekly services on Mondays and Thursdays, with plans to increase frequency to three flights per week by Summer 2024.

Paul Sies, the CEO of Cyprus Airways, expressed his enthusiasm about the forthcoming service, highlighting the airline’s commitment to providing an exceptional travel experience.

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Cyprus Airways Chief Executive Paul Sies

“We are thrilled to inaugurate our flights to Brussels,” Sies said.

“Operating with our state-of-the-art Airbus A220, our passengers can expect an unparalleled experience with superior Economy and Business Class amenities, characterised by expansive windows, a serene cabin ambience, and spacious seating with ample legroom,” he added.

What is more, the Cyprus Airways CEO said that “the A220’s exceptional fuel efficiency and passenger-centric design make it the optimal aircraft for servicing this route.”

He continued by saying that “this marks a significant stride in enhancing connectivity between Cyprus and Europe, fostering not only business and governmental ties but also catering to the travel desires of those seeking the sun-kissed beauty of Cyprus”.

“Our foray into Brussels is a testament to our commitment to service excellence and sustainability,” Sies explained.

Moreover, Sies said that “the Airbus A220, with its revolutionary features, signifies our dedication to providing a comfortable journey while prioritising environmental responsibility”.

“Cyprus Airways is not merely flying towards new horizons but also towards a future that embraces sustainability and passenger well-being,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport, welcomed this collaboration, highlighting the significance of this direct route between Brussels and Larnaca.

“We are delighted to welcome Cyprus Airways to Brussels Airport’, Feist said

‘The state-of-the-art Airbus A220 aircraft will connect Brussels with Larnaca for governmental and business travel, as well as sun-seekers to the beautiful island of Cyprus,” he added.

Brussels has been known as a destination that blends historical charm and modern flair. The city boasts UNESCO-listed landmarks like the Grand Place and Town Hall, combining centuries-old architecture with contemporary European vibes.

In October of this year, Cyprus Airways further expanded its route network, unveiling plans for twice-weekly flights to Nice, France, starting December 12, 2023.

“This latest addition to Cyprus Airways’ ever-expanding network reaffirms the airline’s commitment to providing its passengers with access to unique and sought-after destinations,” the airline said at the time.