Last Updated on Thursday, 1 July, 2021 at 9:57 am by Andre Camilleri
National flag carrier Cyprus Airways completed its maiden flight from Larnaca airport to Malta International Airport yesterday morning. Passengers were delighted by the water cannon salute that welcomed the airline to Malta, and later each passenger received a gift from Malta International Airport to mark the occasion.
Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) Chairman, Gavin Giulia was at the airport to welcome the first Cypriot visitors and to talk with the Cyprus Airways crew.
Cyprus Airways is continuing to pick up pace as the Summer begins in earnest, with a raft of destinations available from Cyprus that includes Malta. The airline will be flying the Malta route twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays.
A pioneer in the Cypriot travel industry, Cyprus Airways will also connect visitors flying from Malta to Larnaca via its international network to Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Skiathos, Preveza, Prague, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rome, Tel Aviv, and Beirut. Cyprus Airways, with Malta enhancing its routes, now flies to 11 international destinations.
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.
Dr. Gavin Giulia Chairman of the MTA said: “I am honoured and excited that Cyprus Airways has decided to partner with Malta, particularly at this critical juncture, as we engage on the path of tourism recovery and economic restoration following a devastating COVID-19 pandemic. I take this opportunity to extend a warm Maltese welcome to you and to express our sincere appreciation for your partnership.”
George Mavrocostas COO of Cyprus Airways said: “We are delighted to be part of the tourism recovery in Malta and we look forward to welcoming many Maltese passengers with us on the route to Cyprus. Our two island nations are brought together by EU membership, a common Mediterranean culture and the need for efficient air services that help to support the economy. We look forward to being of service to Malta and the Maltese.”
For further information visit cyprusairways.com