National flag carrier Cyprus Airways has welcomed the first two Airbus A220 aircraft to its fleet.
The airline marked the occasion with an official inauguration ceremony. The event took place at the Private and Presidential Terminal, Skylink Services Ltd, under the presence of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides.
Cyprus Airways inauguration
The ceremony was graced by dignitaries and officials, including the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Kostas Koumis, representatives from the Ministry of Finance and Transportation, Civil Aviation authorities, Hermes Airports officials, members of the media, and Cyprus Airways’ Shareholders, Board of Directors, and Management.
In a brief address, Paul Sies, the CEO of Cyprus Airways, expressed his delight at the momentous occasion, saying, “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 A320 to A220-300: A new era of travel
Transitioning from being an A320 operator to incorporating the advanced A220-300 into its fleet signifies a new era for Cyprus Airways.
The A220-300 brings forth remarkable advancements, promising an unparalleled on-board travel experience, enhanced operational efficiency, and a substantial decrease in the airline’s environmental footprint.
Mr. Sies emphasized that the A220-300 is celebrated for its exceptional features and capabilities, aligning perfectly with their vision to strike the best balance between passenger comfort and operational efficiency.
Unmatched comfort for passengers
The A220-300, with its largest-in-class cabin, offers passengers unmatched comfort. Among its distinctive features are the widest economy seats of any single-aisle aircraft, large panoramic windows offering stunning views, and the largest overhead stowage, ensuring ample space for carry-on items.
Moreover, passengers will experience the quietest cabin in its class, allowing for a peaceful and pleasant journey. USB charging facilities are also available, keeping passengers connected throughout their flight.
Leading the way in sustainability
Cyprus Airways has always been committed to sustainable travel, and the A220-300 aircraft exemplifies this philosophy.
The aircraft boasts significant environmental advantages, with an unbeatable fuel efficiency that reduces CO2 emissions per seat by 25% compared to traditional aircraft.
Additionally, it accomplishes a 50% reduction in NOx emissions compared to industry standards and has a 50% smaller noise footprint area than previous generation aircraft.
Plans for a greener future
Mr. Sies concluded, “Cyprus Airways is dedicated to providing sustainable travel, and the A220-300 aircraft plays a pivotal role in realizing a greener, more eco-conscious travel experience without compromising on passenger comfort.”
The two Airbus A220-300 jets are set to join Cyprus Airways’ fleet in the coming days and will serve the airline’s most popular destinations.
Having flown to Cyprus from Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, the birthplace of the Airbus A220 program, these modern and eco-friendly aircraft will undoubtedly shape the future of travel for Cyprus Airways and its passengers.
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