• New era for Cyprus’ flag carrier and a significant milestone in the Airline’s history
  • Fleet upgrade offers superior onboard passenger experience and comfort
  • Aircraft will bring significant improvements in efficiency and sustainability targets

21 July 2023 – Larnaca, Cyprus. Cyprus Airways, the islands’ flag carrier, today welcomed its first two Airbus A220 during an official inauguration ceremony held at the Private and Presidential Terminal, Skylink Services Ltd, and headed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Christodoulides.

Present for this inauguration were also the Minister of Tourism Mr, Kostas Koumis, Officials representing the ministry of Finance and Transportation, Civil Aviation and Hermes Airports officials, members of the Media and Cyprus Airways’ Shareholder, Board of Directors, and Management.

During a short speech Paul Sies, CEO of Cyprus Airways, said, “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.

“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. 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,” added Mr Sies.

With its largest-in-class cabin, the 150-seater A220-300 offers passengers unmatched comfort. The aircraft boasts of the widest economy seats of any single aisle aircraft, large and panoramic windows, largest overhead stowage, quietest cabin in its class and usb charging facilities amongst others.

The aircraft’s significant environmental advantages include its unbeatable fuel efficiency with a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per seat, a 50% reduction in NOx emissions than industry standards and a 50% smaller noise footprint area than previous generation aircraft.

“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 realising a greener, more sustainable travel experience and superior comfort for our customer”, concluded Mr Sies.

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.