Last Updated on Thursday, 6 May, 2021 at 3:38 pm by Andre Camilleri
Cyprus Airways, the national flag carrier brand of Cyprus, has introduced new flights between Malta International Airport and Larnaca, giving Maltese passengers the chance to enjoy short breaks in one of the Mediterranean’s most stylish, exclusive and popular destinations.
The inaugural flight from Malta to Larnaca will take off on June 27, with the schedule flying twice weekly every Wednesday and Sunday until the end of October. The appointment of a General Sales Agent for Malta will be announced shortly.
Cyprus Airways will also connect visitors flying from Malta to Larnaca via its international network to Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Skiathos, Preveza, Rome, Verona, Prague, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev, Odessa, Tel Aviv, and Beirut. Cyprus Airways, with Malta enhancing its routes, now flies to 14 international destinations.
Cyprus has a great deal to offer, with its renowned cultural attractions, sunny weather, expansive countryside, beaches and beautiful Mediterranean sea. With warm sun, sparkling sea, welcoming people and wonderful scenery, Cyprus offers visitors a superb holiday destination packed with unforgettable experiences, extraordinary sights and exquisite Mediterranean cuisine.
A pioneer in the Cypriot travel industry, Cyprus Airways has an impressive safety record, and as a COVID-aware airline this has been taken to new levels. Cyprus Airways is appreciative of the international effort to make travel easier, coordinated, and safe with initiatives like the digital green certificate that would allow EU citizens who have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from Covid-19 to travel more freely within the EU.
Cyprus Airways was awarded for its efforts to enrich local tourism during the last Cyprus Tourism Awards. In addition, Cyprus Airways has announced a zero penalty fee for flight changes on basic fare tickets.ADVERTISEMENTPLAYFULLSCREEN0:00-0:05MUTE
“Air connectivity is critical for all small islands, especially for island states like Malta and Cyprus. The smooth functioning of our economies depends on reliable air transport on as many air routes as are economically feasible. The recent news that our Cypriot counterparts have chosen to start operating their flag carrier to Malta is truly encouraging for more cooperation in the coming months,” highlighted Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo.
“MTA welcomes the news of this new additional route which will connect our two Mediterranean Islands once again. Whilst we look forward to welcoming Cypriots over to the Malta, we also look forward to welcoming visitors from Odessa, Hearklion, Thessaloniki and Preveza too, since this new route shall also be offering connecting flights to Malta from these destinations. We also welcome this announcement, especially since improved connectivity is part and parcel of the recently-launched Malta Tourism Strategy, where, as a country which is very dependent on tourism, over the next ten years, we aim to recover, rethink and revitalise,” MTA CEO Johann Buttigieg added.
George Mavrocostas Chief Operations Officer of Cyprus Airways, said: “We are delighted to have added our Mediterranean neighbours, Malta, to our flight schedule. The strategic development of our network to include Malta allows us to take advantage of Malta International Airport’s success as a hub with over 5 million passengers per year as well as being able to welcome Maltese travellers who have an affinity with a high-quality destination in Cyprus.”