CYPRUS AIRWAYS CLOSURE: ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PASSENGERS

The Ministry of Finance has announced alternative arrangements for Cyprus Airways passengers following today`s decision for immediate termination of the ailing carrier`s flight programme.

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The European Commission announced on Friday that Cyprus Airways had to pay back state aid of the order of over €100 million it had received in previous years.

“These alternative arrangements, depending on the case, is possible to include the use of chartered airplanes, the transportation of the passenger with another airline to his/her destination either through another transit destination and/or any combination of the above, which will create the least possible disturbance in relation to the initial choices and arrangements of the passenger”, a press release says.

It also assures that “the Republic will undertake fully the cost of the alternative flights and therefore the passengers will not be burdened in any way”.

Affected passengers who depart in the days up to and until February 9, 2015 “are informed that they can immediately contact the travel agency Top Kinisis Travel Public at the national telephone number 77787878, or if they are calling from overseas at the telephone number +357 22869999, in order to arrange for the issuance of a new flight ticket”.

A new announcement will be issued in the coming days for affected passengers departing from February 10, 2015 onwards.

“Additional information will be given for the arrangements that are made and/or other useful information for the passengers, on the website of the travel agency www.topkinisis.com”, the press release concludes.


Article written by CNA