Present for this inauguration were also the deputy minister of tourism, Kostas Koumis, officials representing the ministry of Finance and Transportation, Civil Aviation and Hermes Airports officials, members of the media and Cyprus Airways’ shareholder, board of directors, and management.
During a short speech Paul Sies, CEO, Cyprus Airways, said, “Today marks a significant development in the history of Cyprus Airways. We are delighted to welcome our first two Airbus A220 aircraft to our fleet. From an A320 operator, the transition to the advanced A220-300 signifies a remarkable milestone and a new era for us. It marks another important step in the transformative journey of Cyprus Airways to offer an unparalleled on-board travel experience, enhance its operational efficiency and substantially decrease its environmental footprint. This aircraft is celebrated for its exceptional features and capabilities and perfectly aligns with our vision to strike the best balance between passenger comfort and operational efficiency.”
With its largest-in-class cabin, the 150-seater A220-300 offers passengers unmatched comfort. The aircraft boasts of the widest economy seats of any single aisle aircraft, large and panoramic windows, largest overhead stowage, quietest cabin in its class and usb charging facilities amongst others.
The aircraft’s significant environmental advantages include its unbeatable fuel efficiency with a 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per seat, a 50 percent reduction in NOx emissions than industry standards and a 50 percent smaller noise footprint area than previous generation aircraft.
The two aircraft are expected to enter service with Cyprus Airways’ fleet in the coming days and will operate to the airline’s most popular destinations.