Cyprus Airways has announced that it has obtained the Air Operator Certificate from the Cypriot Department of Civil Aviation.
“Cyprus Airways has some of the best aviation professionals with vast experience at well-known European airlines. The Air Operator Certificate is a huge step forward for us, as it acknowledges that all our processes meet the requirements of European aviation authorities” said Natalia Popova, Cyprus Airways Chief Commercial Officer.
According to a press release, on March 4th 2017, the airline conducted its proving flight from Larnaca International Airport to Heraklion International Airport with Airbus A319, as part of the procedure to obtain the certificate.
“Our next step,” Popova said, “is to get the licence for commercial flights, for which we have already submitted our application. At the same time, we are at the final stage of preparations for the commencement of our flights.”
Cyprus Airways is currently finalizing its schedule. The airline will soon launch its website http://www.cyprusairways.com/, where passengers will be able to buy air tickets and get all necessary information about the airline’s routes, schedule, fares, and additional services.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines LTD, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade. Cyprus Airways’ first aircraft arrived in Cyprus on December 1st 2016, featuring the brand’s new livery. Cyprus Airways will be based at the Larnaca International Airport.
Source: Cyprus News Agency