Cyprus Airways is starting a new route from Larnaca (LCA) to Dubai (DXB), expanding its network to include the UAE hub.
The airline will face competition from Emirates Airlines on the route, as Emirates runs daily flights using Boeing 777s from Malta (MLA) to Larnaca (LCA) to Dubai (DXB).
The service will commence from March 27. “This new route will connect Cyprus to the Emirates, generating multiple connectivity options with the Middle East, Far East and many other global destinations,” Cyprus Airways said in a statement.
Cyprus Airways announced that it has secured slots at Dubai (DXB) airport after prolonged negotiations, enabling it to offer 3 flights a week between Larnaca (LCA) and Dubai. The airline will operate the route using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Cyprus Airways CEO Paul Sies said: “Opening up flights to Dubai was high on our agenda and we have been working very hard to secure rights and slots to operate such services. The United Arab Emirates is another important gateway we are adding to our ever-increasing network.”
Cyprus’ national airline operates a fleet of two Airbus A320s and serves up to 18 destinations at the height of its summer schedule.
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