Russian Authorities have given Cyprus Airways the green light to begin operating flights from Larnaca to Moscow and St. Petersburg during the winter season 2020/2021.
The Cyprus-based carrier will operate services to Moscow Domodedovo Airport once a week (effective immediately) until January 15, 2021, while flights to St. Petersburg will commence on January 21, 2021, every Thursday.
In order to meet the increased demand for travel to St. Petersburg during the festive season, the Cypriot airline has included two flights in its schedule before the official launch date.
Chief operations officer, Cyprus Airways, George Mavrocostas enthused on the development: “We are extremely happy that we managed to overcome the obstacles we recently faced with the Russian Authorities for the operation of our flights to Moscow. Our main priority is to carry all our passengers safely to their destination. The fact that some of our passengers had a very bad experience last month since we had to inform them at the airport that they could not fly to Moscow due to the rejection of the Russian authorities to allow us to operate the flight, forced us to publicly raise this issue.
“We would like to thank the Minister of Transport, Communications & Works, Yiannis Karousos, the Civil Aviation Department and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Christodoulides for their immediate response to our appeal for assistance to ensure the smooth operation of the bilateral air service arrangements between Cyprus and Russia Federation,” Mavrocostas said, adding: “Last but not least, we thank the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the Republic of Cyprus, HE Stanislav V. Osadchiy and the Federal Agency for Air Transport for all their efforts.”