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Cyprus Airways: The inclusion of the Airbus A220 in the fleet is a milestone

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The two aircraft will fly to the company's most popular destinations

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The first two Airbus A220s were welcomed by Cyprus Airways, during an official inauguration ceremony, which took place on Friday (July 21) at the old Larnaca airport, specifically at Skylink, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulidis.

Present at the inauguration were also the Minister of Tourism Mr. Kostas Koumis, officials representing were the Ministries of Finance and Transport, officials of Civil Aviation and Hermes Airports, representatives of the Mass Media and the Shareholder, the Board of Directors and the Management of Cyprus Airways.

With the largest cabin in its class, the 150-seat A220-300 offers passengers unparalleled comfort.

During his brief speech, Paul Sies, CEO of Cyprus Airways, said: “Today marks an important development in the history of Cyprus Airways. We are delighted to welcome the first two Airbus A220 aircraft to our fleet.

»From an A320 carrier, the transition to the advanced A220-300 marks a remarkable milestone and a new era for us. It marks another important step in Cyprus Airways' transformational journey to deliver an unparalleled in-flight travel experience, improve operational efficiency and significantly reduce its environmental footprint.

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“This aircraft stands out for its outstanding features and capabilities and is perfectly aligned with our vision to achieve the best possible balance between passenger comfort and operational efficiency,” added Mr. Sies.

With the largest cabin in its class, the 150-seat A220-300 offers passengers unparalleled comfort. The aircraft features, among other things, the widest economy seats of any single-aisle aircraft, large and panoramic windows, the largest overhead storage space, the quietest cabin in its class and usb charging facilities.

The aircraft's significant environmental benefits include unrivaled fuel efficiency with a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per seat, a 50% reduction in NOx emissions compared to industry standards and a 50% smaller noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

“Cyprus Airways is committed to sustainable travel and our philosophy is expressed in the A220-30 aircraft. 0. This aircraft will play a key role in realizing a greener, more sustainable travel experience and superior comfort for our customers,” concluded Mr. Sies.

The two aircraft are expected to join the Cyprus Airways fleet in the coming days and will fly to the company's most popular destinations.

The aircraft flew to Cyprus last week from Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the Airbus A220 program is based.

Cyprus Airways: Ορoσημο η Ενταξη των Airbus A220 στ ον στoλο

PtD: The issue of connectivity is very important

The issue of connectivity with other countries is very important for tourism issues, for economic issues more broadly, for all aspects that concern an island such as our homeland, said the President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulidis, who attended the presentation of the two new Cyprus Airways Airbus A220 aircraft.

The President of the Republic was given a tour of one of the new aircraft, which burn less fuel and therefore emit less pollutants. “You realize when we talk about an island, the issue of connectivity is extremely important for tourism issues, for economic issues more broadly, for all aspects that concern an island such as our homeland,” said President Christodoulidis, noting that “I am here precisely to support this effort and to congratulate the company as well.

“It's interesting,” he continued, “that we are joined by people from Airbus, who have built this new model airplane, which also reflects today's needs with all these issues that we are discussing and need to take action on, such as environmental protection, safety issues, speed range, etc. and we are here to give a vote of confidence on the part of the government”. As he said, “we have agreed that we will meet to see in particular in some destinations where the Republic of Cyprus as a country does not have connectivity to see how we can synchronize our actions so that any gaps that exist are covered.

“All the governments”, he noted, “throughout time and very correctly have developed and presented action plans to attract companies to Cyprus, more flights to deal with this existing problem of connectivity and these efforts will be continued by our current government”.

When asked by a journalist if he will travel on the new aircraft, President Christodoulidis answered of course and noted that “a few days ago he had gone on a commercial flight to Brussels and returned on a commercial flight from Brussels and you understand he said that a city with which Cyprus does not have direct flights and there is this great need not only for state officials and public officials”. He noted that the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is coming in the first half of 2026, “Brussels is a city that we have to see how we deal with this problem that there are no direct flights”.

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Upgrading

Cyprus Airways, the Cypriot flag carrier, resumed operations in 2016. The airline has two Airbus A320 aircraft, which currently serve a network of eighteen scheduled destinations.

Winter destinations include Athens, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Yerevan, Paris, Rome, Dubai, Milan-Malpensa, Prague and Zurich. In addition, summer destinations include Basel, Santorini, Skiathos, Rhodes, Preveza, Heraklion and Cairo.

The airline is in the process of upgrading its fleet with new more environmentally friendly aircraft that will offer up to 40% less CO2 emissions, a lower noise footprint and completely new standards of customer comfort. .

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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