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Cyprus Airways is an active airline based at the Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. The airline is called Charlie Airlines, but operates as Cyprus Airways.

The company’s long term goal is to contribute to increasing tourism in Cyprus, while also broadening the horizon for local travellers.


Founded in 1947, Cyprus Airways was the flag carrier of Cyprus and operated from its main base at Larnaca International Airport. This was until the airline declared itself bankrupt in 2015.

In 2016, a new Cypriot airline, Charlie Airlines, bought the rights to use the trademark 'Cyprus Airlines' and now offers services under the Cyprus Airways name and brand.

Baggage Policy

Your baggage allowance will depend on the ticket fare you purchased at checkout.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers on Cyprus Airways flights are allowed to bring one item of carry-on baggage per person which can't weigh more than 10kg in weight and can't be larger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm.

Checked Baggage

Checked Baggage Allowance - update for 2020

Economy Basic: For flights before 29 March 2020, Economy Basic passengers are entitled to 1 piece up 10 kg. For flights after 29 March 2020 checked baggage will not be included in the ticket price.

Economy Flex: 1 piece up to 23 kg

Checked baggage must not weigh more than 23kg in weight and must fit within the overall dimensions of 203 cm (L X W X H).

Cabin Classes

Cyprus Airways only officially has 1 cabin class — Economy Class.

Economy Class

There is one cabin: Economy Class. But within this class there are two fares: Economy Basic and Economy Flex. The on-board experience will be very similar, but the fare type will determine services and benefits such as baggage allowance and ticket refundability. You can find out more about fare upgrades by taking a look at our guide to fare families.


There is no onboard entertainment system. However, passengers can enjoy the in-flight magazine. WiFi is not available onboard flights.

Meals and Drinks

As a low-cost airline, food and drink are not complementary and will need to be purchased. The airline provides a range of affordable and popular snacks, with light meal options including warm sandwiches.

What are Economy Seats Like?

There are 144 economy class seats, configured in a 3-3 formation. Seats have padded armrests and headrests, with fold-down trays and storage under the seat and in the overhead compartments.


Cyprus Airways passengers can check-in online and at the airport.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in for their Cyprus Airways flight on the Cyprus Airways online check-in page. From here, passengers must enter their surname and booking ID or eTicket number. Cyprus Airways web check-in opens 30 hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 50 minutes before.

Airport Check-in

Passengers can check-in for their Cyprus Airways flight by visiting the Cyprus Airways check-in desk at the departure airport with the relevant check-in documents.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Cyprus Airways does not have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Cyprus Airways is not part of an airline alliance.

Codeshare Partners

Although Cyprus Airlines isnt a member of an airline alliance, it does have codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

The airline also has an Interline Agreement with Sky Express

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Destinations that Cyprus Airways flies to

While the new Cyprus Airways continues to offer international flights, many of the destinations it flies to have changed. The airline used to fly to many European destinations, including Amsterdam, Athens, Beirut, Frankfurt, Heraklion, Larnaca, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rhodes Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki and Zurich. Aegean Airlines still serve these destinations. For a list of current destinations, see below.

Alternatives to Cyprus Airways

Other airlines that fly within Cyprus are Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines. Please click on the logos below to find out the airlines that fly similar routes:

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Hub Airport

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca International Airport is one of Cyprus’ two commercial airports and the country’s main gateway. It is located 4 km southwest of the city of Larnaca. Airlines that operate from this airport included the (now defunct) Cobalt Airways. There are a number of other international airlines that fly to the airport, including TUS Airways and EurowingsRed Wings AirwaysEmiratesNorwegian Air ShuttleTui Airways, and easyJet.


The Cyprus Airways fleet includes two Airbus A319 aircraft, each with a seating capacity of 144 passengers.

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