Cyprus Airways in Qatar Airways deal, Blue Air code share
Larnaca-based Cyprus Airways has announced a partnership with Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar.
The agreement, which came into effect in November, will enable Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel from Doha to any Cyprus Airways destination via Larnaca.
Similarly, Cyprus Airways’ passengers will be able to continue their journey from Larnaca to Doha and beyond, to more than 150 destinations, across six continents, with Qatar Airways flights.
“We are very excited about this agreement. Our partnership with Qatar Airways is a pillar of Cyprus Airways strategy to diversify services with the aim of offering our passengers more travel opportunities and to establish Cyprus as a hub,” said Natalia Popova, Chief Commercial Officer of Cyprus Airways.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “As one of our key gateways to the Eastern Mediterranean islands, Larnaca is a significant part of the Qatar Airways network.”
“We are delighted to partner with Cyprus Airways to provide a greater choice of travel opportunities to passengers travelling through Doha and Larnaca.” This latest agreement by the Cypriot-based airline follows a codeshare deal with Romania’s Blue Air for popular flights to London and Greece.
From 3 December, Cyprus Airways’ customers
will be able to fly from Larnaca to London Luton, Athens, Thessaloniki and Bucharest through a codeshare agreement with Blue Air.
The agreement will allow Cyprus Airways to sell tickets under its own flight code between Larnaca and the above Blue Air operated destinations.
Similarly, Blue Air will place its flight code on Cyprus Airways flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Prague, Tel Aviv and Beirut. Other routes may be added in future.
With this code-share agreement, customers of the two airlines’ will have the possibility to use more travel options and optimised flight schedules. Cyprus Airways recently became a full member of IATA. “Membership enables the company to collaborate with other international member airlines for codeshare and interline agreements and provide a seamless travel experience through an extended global network to travellers to and from Cyprus,” said Popova.
In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade.
The company launched flights in June 2017.
Cyprus Airways operates flights to Europe, Russia and Middle East. All Cyprus Airways flights operate on modern Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 Economy Class seats.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.