A special flight with Cyprus Airways for children with autism


A special flight with Cyprus Airways for children with autism

23rd October 2019

Larnaca, Cyprus - Cyprus Airways, in cooperation with Flight  Safety Foundation and the Cyprus Autism Association, organized a special event for children with autism on Tuesday, 22 October 2019.

Sixty children with autism, along with their guardians, visited Larnaca Airport to take part in a special 20-minute flight with Cyprus Airways. The travel experience started with their arrival at Larnaca Airport Departure area, following all the necessary steps, from check-in to boarding on Cyprus Airways aircraft, where approximately 140 participants - children and guardians – lived the experience of a journey. The Cyprus Airways aircraft took off from Larnaca Airport at 1:00 pm and landed 20 minutes later. This special flight was achieved with the practical support of Hermes Airports and Petrolina.

The aim of this event is to deliver the message that children with autism are able to experience traveling.

About Cyprus Airways

In July 2016, Charlie Airlines Ltd, a Cyprus registered company, won a tender competition for the right to use the trademark Cyprus Airways for a decade. The company launched flights in June 2017.

Cyprus Airways operates flights to Europe and the Middle East. All Cyprus Airways flights operate on Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 Economy Class seats.

In July 2018, Cyprus Airways has successfully passed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), one of the highest standards in the world for airline operational safety.  In October 2018, the company became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

The company’s long-term goal is to contribute in the increase of tourism in Cyprus, while at the same time to broaden the horizon for local travelers.

For more information, visit our homepage cyprusairways.com or our sites on Facebook and Instagram.

For media enquiries please contact: Kiki Haida, +357 24 020 976,  kiki.haida@cyprusairways.com