Yesterday saw Cyprus Airways inaugurate the Airbus A220-300 in its fleet with its first flight between Larnaca and Athens.
5B-DEB was the aircraft in question that performed the flight. The carrier has another A220 dubbed 5B-DEA as well. Both were delivered last month.
This represents substantial fleet growth in the carrier, of which the two A220s delivered bring the total fleet count to five aircraft so far, as per data from Planespotters.net.
Athens-Larnaca: A220 Will Play Pivotal Role for Cyprus Airways…
The airline has said that both A220s will be operational by September. Expanding on this milestone, being the Larnaca-Athens route, was Paul Sies, the Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus Airways:
“The A220 will play a pivotal role in realizing our vision of a greener, more sustainable travel experience and superior comfort for our customers.”
“Every time you choose to fly with the A220 of Cyprus Airways, you contribute towards a cleaner travel experience”.
Adding to Sies’ remarks was Christos Limnatitis, the Chief Commercial Officer:
“The A220 marks an important milestone for us, and its introduction shows our commitment to outstanding customer experience and sustainable travel”.
Cyprus Airways’ A220s, which has been first seen on the Larnaca-Athens route, will seat 138 passengers, offering a significant capacity upgrade once the two are fully operational.
Three A320-200s also complement the fleet, which seats 180 passengers in an all-economy setup.
What remains clear is that the airline is beginning to produce a footprint on the Mediterranean and will be able to push ahead with future route growth.
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