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24 July 2019

Aeroflot celebrates 55 years of flying to Cyprus

24 July 2019, Moscow. – Aeroflot has just marked 55th anniversary of flights to Cyprus. The first flight was operated to the airport of Nicosia on the Ilyushin Il-18 airliner. In 1976 Aeroflot launched services to the island’s third largest city Larnaca.  Cyprus is one of the most popular destinations in the Aeroflot route network. In Summer, the Russian carrier operates three daily flights to Larnaca from Sheremetyevo. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 228 thousand passengers on the route.

Aeroflot Group connects Cyprus to both Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Rossiya Airlines offers a daily service from Russia’s Northern Capital to Larnaca. Flights are operated under Aeroflot’s commercial management.

Cyprus is synonymous with relaxing beach vacation. It takes less than four hours to travel from Moscow to the world-famous crystal clear beaches marked by blue flags. Remnants of the ancient civilizations have been preserved on Cyprus, including Neolithic structures, ancient city ruins, Tombs of the Kings underground necropolis. Orthodox Christian sacred sites attract pilgrims from around the world. Trekking lovers can explore the numerous nature trails. Extreme sport practitioners will enjoy cliff hanging and mountain hiking.     

Passengers choose Aeroflot flights to Cyprus for their consistently high level of service. Aeroflot’s premium status has been confirmed by the global industry benchmarking rankings – «four stars» from Skytrax and «five stars» from APEX.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 159 destinations in 54 countries.

Aeroflot’s 250-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX. Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.

Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/