Cyprus Airways, the island’s flag carrier, has welcomed two new Airbus A220 aircraft to its fleet in a special ceremony held at the Private and Presidential Terminal, Skylink Services based at Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Gathered at the ceremony on Friday, July 21, 2023, were the Minister of Tourism, Mr Kostas Koumis, officials from the ministry of Finance and Transportation and Cyprus Airways’ shareholders, board of directors, and management.
“Today marks a significant development in the history of Cyprus Airways. We are delighted to welcome our first two Airbus A220 aircraft to our fleet,” said Paul Sies, CEO of Cyprus Airways. “From an A320 operator, the transition to the advanced A220-300 signifies a remarkable milestone and a new era for us. It marks another important step in the transformative journey of Cyprus Airways to offer an unparalleled on-board travel experience, enhance its operational efficiency and substantially decrease its environmental footprint.”
Sies added: “This aircraft is celebrated for its exceptional features and capabilities and perfectly aligns with our vision to strike the best balance between passenger comfort and operational efficiency.”
Cyprus Airways has been building up the excitement for the two aircraft’s arrival on its social media channels.
The company wrote, “the future is green” and “introducing the all new Airbus A220”.
The two aircraft are expected to enter service with Cyprus Airways’ fleet in the coming days and will operate to the airline’s most popular destinations.
The aircraft flew to Cyprus last week from Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, home of the Airbus A220 program.
“Cyprus Airways is committed to sustainable travel and our philosophy is exemplified by the A220-300 aircraft. This aircraft will play a pivotal role in realizing a greener, more sustainable travel experience and superior comfort for our customers,” concluded Mr Sies.