This week has seen Aegean Airlines & Cyprus Airways unveil a codesharing arrangement to help further expand their international networks.
Effective June 20, Aegean will place its A3 code on flights operated by Cyprus Airways to Paris, Rome, Milan, Beirut, Cairo, Yerevan, and all Greek destinations.
On the other end of the equation, the Cyprus Airways code of CY will be placed on all of Aegean’s network in Greece and on flights to Madrid and Barcelona.
Executive Comments from Aegean Airlines & Cyprus Airways…
Commenting on the codeshare arrangement was Paul Sies, the CEO of Cyprus Airways:
“The signing of this agreement is yet another milestone for the new Cyprus Airways.”
“We are pleased today to announce our codeshare agreement with our neighboring flag carrier, AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, and with whom we share a strong market reputation and commitment to customers.”
“Both Cyprus Airways and AEGEAN share similar attributes such as quality service and customer satisfaction, which makes us ideal partners.”
“This is an important day for us as we are setting the foundation to further enhance cooperation with like-minded airline partners and continue with our journey to expand our network to offer the Cypriot community new travel opportunities to Europe and beyond whilst making it easier for travelers from all over the world to visit Cyprus.”
“Both carriers together will have the largest and qualitative best offering for people flying to and from Cyprus”.
Also commenting was Roland Jaggi, Aegean’s Chief Commercial Officer:
“We are very pleased with this codeshare agreement as it will further expand our network and offer our customers even more travel benefits and enhanced connectivity.”
“We look forward to working with Cyprus Airways and providing services on an enhanced destination network to passengers of both airlines.”
“AEGEAN is steadily investing in Cyprus and in strategic partnerships that upgrade its services and allows it to meet the growing needs of its passengers.”
It remains clear that this codeshare between Cyprus Airways and Aegean Airlines makes a lot of sense, given the close proximity between the two countries.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see where else this could expand, particularly on the Cyprus front, as Aegean has taken more European flights under that arrangement.
But for now, this is a major deal for the Mediterranean, and it will be intriguing to see what happens next.