During the welcome event at Larnaca Airport, Maria Kouroupi, Senior Marketing Manager, Hermes Airports along with the Ben Spencer, Ground Operations Manager, Jet2.com cut the cake, along with the inaugural flight’s crew, to mark the start of weekly services from Glasgow on 6 May.
- Jet2.com furthered its expansion in Cyprus with the addition of a new weekly (Wednesdays) route to Larnaca (LCA) in its flight schedule from Glasgow (GLA) commencing on 6 May. A Newcastle-Larnaca route will start on 27 May. The island’s other main airport, Paphos is already connected from Glasgow twice-weekly by the airline. The UK LCC also connects both Larnaca and Paphos, with East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Wes Porter, Hermes Airports CEO said: “The strengthening of the connectivity between Cyprus and Britain is a key element in the effort to recover the tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom to Cyprus. The UK is the second most important destination for Cypriots, both for leisure and educational purposes, since thousands of young Cypriots are studying in British universities.” Steve Heapy, Jet2.com CEO said: “Cyprus is an extremely important part of our network, and the new routes to and from Larnaca are the perfect additions to our schedule.” The LCC will use its 737-800s on the city pair and will encounter competition from Thomas Cook Airlines (twice-weekly) and Thomson Airways (weekly).