LONDON – Cypriot national flag carrier Cyprus Airways has begun a partnership with APG Hellas SA to support the airline’s business activities in Greece.
The start date backdates to January 1st, 2023, and defines that APG Hellas will act as General Sales Agent (GSA) and will predominantly offer sales development activities and market support along with reservation and ticketing services.
Konstantinos Tsovilis, CEO of APG Hellas SA, said: “We are delighted to announce our new cooperation with Cyprus Airways in Greece and to be a partner of the airline’s exciting strategic growth.”
“With tourism in Cyprus continuing to bounce back post-pandemic, there are great opportunities to develop Cyprus Airways’ long-term commercial support and partnership with the Greek market.”
Paris-based APG network has over 30 years of experience to position itself as a key resource in the industry, creating new marketing opportunities and lower-cost solutions for airlines worldwide.
It understands that Cyprus is well positioned to connect with key market areas around it, such as; Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
“Cyprus is one of the most popular destinations for Greeks. We will continue to develop Cyprus Airways’ presence in the Greek market and to increase the number of passengers visiting Cyprus every year,” Tsovilis concluded.
Cyprus Airways’ Route Development…
Cyprus Airways has recently added Larnaca – Paris into its route network, offering two flights per week starting from the end of December 2022.
Operating the route will be a 180-seat capacity Airbus A320.
This new route into France bolsters its already wide-reaching International flight network that includes Athens, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Rome, and Yerevan.
Moving forward into 2023, the carrier expects to increase its summer network by adding five further destinations to Milan, Zurich, Prague, and Cairo and a completely new introduction to Cyprus’ operations in Basel, Switzerland.
All the above are due to be running two flights per week by next year. With Milan Bergamo in line to potentially increase to three per week depending on demand the route sees.
APG boasts a list of over two hundred airline clients whom it endeavors to deliver substantial cost reductions by introducing outsourcing solutions for passenger and cargo sales, customer support, and codeshare solutions.
“We are confident that APG will upgrade the service of Cyprus Airways customers all over Greece with high professionalism.”
He adds: “Their extensive success in the industry and long-time experience and expertise will help us better service this market with the necessary local talent that guarantees global class know-how”.
Cyprus Airways is Preparing for the Summer Season
For this summer specifically, current twice-weekly routes that will remain live include Paris, Rome, Skiathos, Santorini, and Preveza.
Crete and Rhodes will maintain its three flights a week, and over on the northwest corner of the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki will be serviced daily.
Larnaca-based Cyprus Airways is a relatively young airline, after securing the naming rights and being re-branded in 2016 after its predecessor of the same name went bankrupt.
It operates a small fleet of two Airbus A320s with an additional one on order.