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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
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June 28, 2017 Cyprus Airways started operations on 01Jun2017 [update]

January 6, 2017

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

December 18, 2016

Charlie Airlines [status change] has been rebranded as Cyprus Airways [added] prior to starting operations

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Status Operating Dates

ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines)   

Not started (2005*)

^ Comments : ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines) was formed in 2004

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Aerotrans Airlines   

Unsure 2002* - 2003*

^ Comments : Aerotrans Airlines was charter carrier based at Lanarca Airport using a single BAC 1-11. Operated between Cyprus and Moldova.

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Air Fast   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Air Universal   

Not started (2006)

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Air Venus   

Unsure 1971* - 1979*

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AirTrans   

Not started (2000)

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Ajet Aviation   

Inactive 2006 - 2006

^ Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006

^ Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation

Avistar Airlines (Clipper International)   

Inactive 1990 - 1998

^ Comments : Possibly formed as successor of Clipper International, Switzerland

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Capital L Airlines   

Inactive 1999* - 2003

^ Comments : Capital L Airlines was formed in 1999 offering passenger charters from Lanarca to Europe

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Charlie Airlines  updated

Renamed (2016)

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways

Cobalt Air   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Cobalt Air officially launched operations on 01Jun2016

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Cyprair Tours   

Unsure 1971 - 1979*

^ Comments : Cyprair Tours was formed in 1970

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Cyprus Airways  updated

Inactive 1948 - 2015

^ 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

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Cyprus Airways   

Active 2017 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways

EuroCypria Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 2010

^ Comments : EuroCypria Airlines was founded on 25Mar1992 & began operations began with two new A.320 aircraft on 12Jun1992. Ceased operations on 04Nov2010

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FOS Logistics   

Inactive 2005 - 2006

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Freedom Airways   

Inactive 2004* - 2008

^ Comments : Freedom Airways was formed in 2004

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Helios Airways   

Renamed 2000 - 2006

^ Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006

^ Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation

Jenair   

Inactive 1992* - 1997

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Orion Airways   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Orion Airways was established in Jun2015 and planned to start its operation by opening flights from Larnaca during 4Q2016. ch-aviation reporting that certification is imminent in 2017

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Sky Airlines   

Not started (2002)

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Skylink Club   

Unconfirmed (****)

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SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air)   

Inactive 2011 - 2011

^ Comments : SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air) was a Lanarca based virtual carrier

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TEA Cyprus   

Inactive 1993 - 1993

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TUS Airways  updated

Active 2015 - date

^ 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

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