Cyprus Airways (CY) is the national flag carrier of the island of Cyprus. It is based out of its main hub at the Larnaca International Airport and headquartered at Nicosia. It is a publically owned company, and has flights to 19 destinations all over Europe and Middle East. It also operates charter flights mainly to the United Kingdom and Greece. Cyprus has a fleet of six A320s and performs seven thousand flights carrying 1.3 million passengers annually. The company has been instrumental in advancing the growth of the island since its inception in 1947. Cyprus Airways has alliances and co-operation with major international airlines facilitating numerous possibilities for passengers to travel all over the world.
Classes of Service
The airline is committed towards uncompromising customer service and quality product. The two classes of passengers are the Apollo Business Class and the Aphrodite Economy Class.
Apollo Business Class: Apollo class offers wide and comfortable seats that recline up to 45 inches and feature spacious leg rest and electrical recline. It also includes a personal entertainment system for each passenger, built into the armrest of the each seat. A selection of international and Cypriot cuisine are served to business class along with an array of in-flight alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
Aphrodite Economy Class: Depending on the time of day and destination, a hot meal or a cold snack is provided. The tray is complimented with desert and a selection of aerated drinks, tea and coffee is also provided. Aphrodite class seats have a pitch of 30-31 inches.
- Be it the Cyprus Airways business or the economy class, a gourmet combination of international and Cypriot dishes is served in all classes. Menus are selectively designed for each destination aimed at satisfying the taste buds and dietary needs of a range of passengers.
- First class and business class passengers flying with infants are offered baby amenity kits to create a smooth flying experience.
- Read from a selection of in-flight magazines such as Sunjet and Apollo that have many interesting reads to keep you engrossed through the journey.
- For physically handicapped flyers, American Airlines offers in-flight wheelchairs assisted by flight attendants.
To avoid tourist travel and long standing queues at airports, Cyprus Airways offers its passengers the comfort of selecting their seats and printing out the boarding pass at their home or office. Web check-in is available from 23 hours to 3 hours prior to departure. Furthermore, Cyprus Airways has mobile and kiosk check in facilities which can be used to avoid long queues. Baggage can be submitted at the many Drop-off counters of the airlines.