News Local Cyprus on flight schedule of 20 airlines so far

Cyprus on flight schedule of 20 airlines so far

 

Some 20 airlines have so far included Cyprus in their schedules, with most starting flights in July, a senior official for the company which operates Larnaca and Paphos airports told CNA on Thursday.

Maria Kouroupi, senior marketing and communications manager at Hermes Airports, said that this was the “initial scheduling of the airlines”.

Cyprus reopens its airports in two stages, on June 9 and June 20.  All arrivals from June 9 to 20 must have a Covid-19 free certificate 72 hours prior to departure, but from June 20  there will be no travel restrictions for arrivals from a group of 13 countries. Arrivals from group B (currently six countries) will require the certificate.

Kouroupi said that some companies were starting flights to Cyprus in June, mainly after June 20, though some airlines offering flights to and from Greece will start on June 9.

Hermes Airports is in touch with all the airlines that flew to Cyprus before the coronavirus pandemic. “A lot will depend on the epidemiological situation in the airlines’ countries and in Cyprus,” she said.

A number of countries still have travel advisories discouraging citizens from travelling in the summer, others have restrictions, she added.

“There is an evolving assessment of the situation in all the countries and the airlines’ flight schedules will be adapted accordingly,” she said.

Currently category A countries are:

Malta
Greece
Bulgaria
Norway
Austria
Finland
Slovakia
Hungary
Israel
Denmark
Germany
Slovenia
Lithuania

Category B Countries

Switzerland
Czech Republic
Poland
Romania
Croatia
Estonia

Top Stories

Doctors stop mid-operation, dress patient in operating theatre and discharge him

Unbelievable and yet a now quintessentially Cypriot thing to happen. The incident in question is that doctors at a private hospital in Nicosia stopped...

Economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly this September

In September 2020, economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly as the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI-CypERC) decreased by 1.0 point compared to August 2020. According to...

Jiu Jitsu – Distribution for US and Canada set for November

Jiu Jitsu, the first Hollywood movie to be filmed in Cyprus under the incentive plan to promote the audiovisual industry starring Nicolas Cage, Alain...

Mainly fine weather with temperatures to rise for Tuesday

The weather on Tuesday will be mainly fine with temperatures set to rise to 40°C inland, around 35°C in all coasts, and 32°C in...

Man wanted for breaking and entering and vehicular theft (photo)

The man (pictured) is wanted by Police in connection with cases of breaking and entering and vehicular theft committed recently in Famagusta. Specifically, one breaking...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...