Cyprus Airways announces five new destinations for S23: Milan, Zurich, Prague, Basel and Cairo
Cyprus Airways has presented its ambitious growth plans for the coming five years. Next year, Cyprus Airways will operate with four A320ceo aircraft with a view to switch to the A320neo by 2025. Plans are in hand to increase the fleet to six aircraft in 2024, nine aircraft in 2025 and up to 11 aircraft by 2026.
Following the recent launch of services to Paris and Rome, Cyprus Airways intends to continue expanding its European network and develop further point-to-point tourism and business traffic. The airline also intends to offer a network with year-round core scheduled services connecting the Cyprus with main cities within a 1.5-hour range that can offer intra-network connectivity to/from Athens, Beirut and Tel Aviv and feeding to main European cities and its seasonal services to various Greek Islands.
The airline’s plans see it operating to 18 destinations next year and up to 30 destinations by 2026. “Today we are excited to announce five new destinations for summer ’23: Milan, Zurich, Prague, Basel and Cairo,” Paul Sies, CEO Cyprus Airways.
Next year, the airline will resume twice-weekly flights to Prague, Zurich and Cairo and will, for the first time, operate a twice-weekly service to Basel. Milan Bergamo will also be serviced twice a week with a possibility to increase the operation to a three times a week service. Current trending destinations such as Paris and Rome will remain in operation through summer alongside Santorini (twice per week), Skiathos (twice per week) and Preveza (twice per week). Crete and Rhodes will be serviced with three times weekly flights, while Thessaloniki will be serviced daily. Beirut will reclaim its daily service while operations to Tel Aviv will increase to up to 10 flights per week. Services to Yerevan, Armenia are set to increase to up to four weekly flights, while Athens will be serviced with up to three daily flights.
“Cyprus Airways is strategically positioned to connect Europe with Asia, the Middle East and Africa,” Sies commented. “Our plan is based on having a lean organisation having a strong brand and ambition to succeed to grow and connect Cyprus structurally to Europe and beyond.”