Blue Air and Cyprus Airways start codeshare partnership

Blue Air Boeing 737 aircraft
Photo: © Dylan Agbagni

Cyprus Airways, a Cypriot airline based at Larnaca International Airport, and Romanian carrier Blue Air have entered into a codeshare partnership. The agreement allows the airlines to sell tickets under their own flight codes, offering more travel options to their customers.

This is a historic day for Blue Air and the Cypriot market as we begin the start of a prospective cooperation with Cyprus Airways. We are confident that this partnership will deliver massive benefits for our passengers […]. Additionally, our cooperation with Cyprus Airways will allow us to expand the travel options for our guests […]. Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer of Blue Air

Starting on December 3rd, Cyprus Airways’ customers will be able to fly from Larnaca to London Luton, Athens, Thessaloniki and Bucharest through the codeshare agreement with Blue Air.

In turn, Blue Air will place its flight code on Cyprus Airways flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Prague, Tel Aviv and Beirut. Other routes may be added in future.

Cyprus Airways, the former flag carrier of Cyprus, ceased operations in 2015. Following the airline’s bankruptcy, the Cypriot start-up company Charlie Airlines Ltd, in which the Russian S7 Airlines holds 40% as a joint-venture, acquired the right to use the Cyprus Airways trademarks and operate under the brand.

Read more: Cobalt Air, another newly established Cypriot airline after the collapse of Cyprus Airways in 2015, was forced to shut down in October 2018. Cobalt Air suspended operations in October.