Cyprus Airways launches first flights to Athens

Cyprus Airways will resume its flights to Athens on June 9, when the ban on flights will be officially lifted. The airline will launch seven more destinations in July.

In its announcement of May 25, the company announced that all flights would be aligned with a list formed by the government. This summer, Cyprus Airways will fly to Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, and Skiathos), Switzerland (Zurich and Geneva) and to Israel (Tel Aviv). Flights to Athens will begin on June 9, all other flights – from July 2020.

The main preventive measures Covid-19 introduced by the airline are:

  • adherence to strict hygiene rules, including thorough disinfection of aircraft after each flight following the recommendations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WHO;
  • Mandatory wearing face masks and gloves by all crew members;
  • the mandatory presence of a mask for all passengers except for children under 2 years of age, persons with respiratory diseases or those who cannot put on or take off the mask without outside help;
  • in the check-in area, passengers will be asked to maintain a safe distance;
  • the number of people in each bus that carries passengers during boarding and disembarking will be limited;
  • the middle row will remain empty where possible to reduce contacts and infection risks.

Meanwhile, Ryanair has announced that it will resume its daily flights to Cyprus from July 1. You can already buy tickets for July and August on the carrier’s website. So far, the famous low-cost airline plans to fulfill 40% of its regular July schedule. “Ryanair has been organizing daily flights from all countries of Northern Europe, including Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany, to key holiday countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus, from July 1,” the airline said. Recall that Spain removes restrictions on passenger traffic on July 1, following the example of its neighbors in southern Europe. To celebrate the lifting of travel restrictions, Ryanair arranged discounts on tickets in July and August. Tariff prices start at € 29.99 one way, but the discount will be valid until midnight on May 28th. Starting July 1st, Ryanair will offer up to 1,000 daily flights across Europe. All flights will be performed following new medical recommendations: masks will need to be worn when crossing the airport threshold, worn throughout the registration and boarding process, as well as throughout the flight.

The Ministry of Transport of Cyprus extended the ban on flights until June 9.

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