Cyprus Airways gets int’l safety audit registration
Cyprus Airways said it has successfully passed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), one of the highest standards in the world for airline operational safety.
“We are immensely proud that Cyprus Airways achieved IOSA Registration, after one year of operation. Safety has always been and will continue to be our top priority. Our achievement reflects Cyprus Airways’ continuous commitment in adopting industry-leading safety practices,” said George Mavrocostas, Chief Operating Officer of Cyprus Airways.
Cyprus Airways launched flights in 2017 and now connects Cyprus with ten destinations in Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender for the right to use the trademark – paying EUR 2.04 mln - of then defunct Cyprus Airways for a decade.
Charlie Airlines is a consortium of local investors that hold a 60% share and Russia’s S7 Airlines holds 40% as a joint-venture.
The company launched flights in June 2017 to four destinations after the formerly state-run carrier had been shut down in 2015 due to bankruptcy.
Cyprus Airways flies out of Larnaca Airport with two Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 economy class seats.
The company states its long-term goal as contributing to the increase of tourism in Cyprus, while at the same time broadening the horizon for local travellers.
Cyprus Airways currently flies to Athens, Chania, Verona, Prague, Zurich, Munich, Stuttgart, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Beirut.