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Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Syria and south of Turkey. The island has a maximum length of about 220 km (about 140 mi) from Cape Andreas in the northeast to the western extremity of the island. Its maximum width, from Cape Gáta in the south to Cape Kormakiti in the north, is about 90 km (about 60 mi). The total area of the country is 9251 sq km (3572 sq mi). Nicosia is the capital and largest city. Since 1974 the northern third of Cyprus has been occupied by Turkish troops and has formed a separate-though officially unrecognized-state called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Latest updates

 

22 Oct 2017

Orion Airways has delayed its licensing and start date due to a take-over [update]

28 Jun 2017

Cyprus Airways started operations on 01Jun2017 [update]

6 Jan 2017

Orion Airways planned to start during 4Q2016. ch-aviation reporting that certification is imminent in 2017 [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines) was formed in 2004

Aerotrans Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerotrans Airlines was charter carrier based at Lanarca Airport using a single BAC 1-11. Operated between Cyprus and Moldova.

Air Fast   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Universal   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Venus   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1971* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AirTrans   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ajet Aviation  last update: 01Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2006
Airline Code : ZU : AJY
Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation
Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006 (Holiday charter and scheduled operations out of Lanarca Airport.)

Avistar Airlines (Clipper International)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : KJA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Possibly formed as successor of Clipper International, Switzerland

Capital L Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Capital L Airlines was formed in 1999 offering passenger charters from Lanarca to Europe

Charlie Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways
Comments : Charlie Airlines has signed a licensing agreement with the Cypriot government wherein the start-up carrier will have access to the Cyprus Airways logo & brand. Rebranded as Cyprus Airways prior to starting operations on 01Jun2017

Cobalt Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cobalt Air officially launched operations on 01Jun2016

Cyprair Tours   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1971 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cyprair Tours was formed in 1970

Cyprus Airways (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 2015
Airline Code : CY : CYP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cyprus Airways was established on 24Sep1947 by BEA. Operations commenced on 18Apr1948 but All it's aircraft were abandoned or destroyed in 1974 after the conflict with the Turks. Flag carrier for Cyprus. Its services were suspended on 09Jan2015

Cyprus Airways (ii)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways
Comments : Charlie Airlines has signed a licensing agreement with the Cypriot government wherein the start-up carrier will have access to the Cyprus Airways logo & brand. Rebranded as Cyprus Airways prior to starting operations in late 2016. Started operations on 01Jun2017

EuroCypria Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2010
Airline Code : UI : ECA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EuroCypria Airlines was founded on 25Mar1992 & began operations began with two new A.320 aircraft on 12Jun1992. Ceased operations on 04Nov2010

FOS Logistics   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Freedom Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2008
Airline Code : -- : FAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Freedom Airways was formed in 2004

Helios Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2006
Airline Code : T4 : HCY
Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation
Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006

Jenair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : JEN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Orion Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Orion Airways was established in Jun2015 and planned to start its operation by opening flights from Larnaca during 4Q2016. Due to take-over, the licensing and start date have been delayed

Sky Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Skylink Club   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air) was a Lanarca based virtual carrier

TEA Cyprus   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : TEC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TUS Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : TUS Airways was the first Cypriot airline founded since the dissolution of Cyprus Airways in 2015. The airline was established in Jun2015 and started flights from Larnaca on 14Feb2016