) has commenced operations following its inaugural scheduled passenger flight on Thursday, June 1, between its Larnaca
base and St. Petersburg
, Russia. Services to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
in Israel, and Rhodes
in Greece are expected to launch through month-end.
Though operations are currently on-board a single A319-100
, leased from Miramonte
, more aircraft are expected to be inducted as more destinations are added.
, the carrier's legal name, is a 40/60 joint-venture between Russia's S7 Group and a consortium of Cypriot investors. It acquired the right to the Cyprus Airways brand in July last year.