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A Tus Airways Fokker 70 lines up on the runway at Skiathos Airport. (Photo: Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiandis, @athspotter)

Dormant Mediterranean Airline Plans to Resume Flying

Larnaca, Cyprus-based Tus Airways has not flown a regularly-scheduled passenger flight since last October. While the airline previously served very few destinations from its Larnaca hub, it is very well known among aviation enthusiasts around the world. Tus Airways, which was established in 2015 and began passenger operations in early 2016, was one of the last Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 operators in the world. On April 16, 5B-DDA and 5B-DDE, two of the airline’s Fokker jets, were ferried to…

Stuck in Cyprus: GECAS Unable to Repossess Cobalt Planes

Cyprus' Cobalt Air suspended operations indefinitely on Oct. 18, 2018, just days after it was reported that the airline was struggling financially. The 2017 Center for Aviation Start-up of the Year recipient left approximately 200 people jobless and six aircraft stranded at its hub at Larnaca International Airport in Larnaca,…

Second European Airline Ceases Operations This Month

Earlier this week, AirlineGeeks reported that Larnaca-based Cobalt was experiencing financial trouble. The airline’s website has just been updated to inform passengers that all future flights have been suspended indefinitely. The airline’s main stockholder is AJ Cyprus, a company owned by Avic Joy Air, a Chinese company. With 49 percent…

Another European Airline in Financial Trouble?

Trade war tensions with China are rising in the U.S. as President Donald Trump creates new barriers for Chinese trade. While this has been occurring, Cyprus has kept its doors wide open to Chinese investment and trade, with plans to double bilateral trade to more than $1 billion, equivalent to…

Cyprus Airways Adds Six New Destinations

Charlie Airlines, an airline operating under the name “Cyprus Airways,” has announced six new destinations for its growing route network. The airline plans to connect the Greek capital of Athens and Larnaca, starting on March 29, 2018. The airline will be competing with Aegean Airlines, Blue Air, and Cobalt Air…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Cyprus Airways

The first airline of Cyprus took off for its inaugural flight 69 years ago in April of 1948, after being established just a few months before in September of 1947. The airline started off with three Douglas DC-3s and continued to expand with the addition of more aircraft and new…