Terms and conditions

General terms and conditions of air carriage agreement

General terms and conditions of passenger air carriage agreement with Charlie Airlines

These Terms and Conditions:

Apply to any Flight operated by Charlie Airlines Limited and any Additional Services purchased by You which are provided by Charlie Airlines Limited ’Cyprus Airways’.

Article 1


The following definitions are referred to within these Terms and Conditions and mean the following:

“We”, “our”, “ourselves” and “us” mean Charlie Airlines or a subcontracted carrier, as applicable (see also definition of “Carrier”); and

“You”, “your” and “yourself” means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried on a flight bearing our Airline Designator Code with our consent (see also definition of “Passenger”).

“Additional Services” means any products and services purchased by You.

“Agreed Stopping Places” means those places, except the place of departure and the place of destination, set forth in the Ticket or shown in our timetables as places at which the aircraft is scheduled to stop en-route;

“Airline Designator Code” — is the two or three letters or the letters and numbers which identify particular air carriers

“Authorised Agent” — is an agent who we have appointed to represent us in the sale or delivery of air transportation on our services

“Baggage” means your personal property accompanying you in connection with your trip. Unless otherwise specified, it includes both your Checked and Cabin Baggage;

“Baggage Check” means those parts of the Ticket (see definition below) which relate to the carriage of your Checked Baggage and includes the Baggage Identification Tag;

“Baggage Identification Tag” means a document issued solely for identification of Checked Baggage, which is normally attached to the Checked Baggage during travel;

“Booking” means the flight booking you have made with us, which entitles you to travel between the Agreed Stopping Places as agreed when you confirmed your Booking once the Tariff due for all Passengers in the Booking has been paid in full;

“Booking Reference” means the number you are given by us to identify each flight reservation made by you which is confirmed by us;

“Business Day” — means a day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks are ordinarily open for business in Republic of Cyprus;

“Cabin Baggage” — this is baggage which you have presented for carriage which you carry on-board (see Baggage conditions relevant to your flight and Tariff conditions);

“Carrier” means Charlie Airlines or a subcontracted carrier, as applicable (see also definition of “we, “our”, “ourselves” and “us”);

“Checked Baggage” means Baggage of which we take custody and for which we have issued a Baggage Identification Tag;

“Child” means a Passenger between the ages of 2 and 11 years old;

“Convention” means whichever of the following instruments are applicable:

the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at Warsaw, 12 October 1929 (hereinafter referred to as the “Warsaw Convention”);

the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague on 28 September 1955;

the Warsaw Convention as amended by Additional Protocol No. 1 of Montreal (1975);

the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 2 of Montreal (1975);

the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No.4 of Montreal (1975);

the Montreal Convention (1999)

Cyprus and International Air Law

as supplemented by the Guadalajara Convention (1961) where applicable;

"Core Languages“means English or Greek.

“Damage” includes death, wounding or bodily injury to a Passenger and loss, partial loss, theft or other damage to Baggage of whatsoever nature arising out of or in connection with carriage or other services incidental thereto performed by us;

“Days” means calendar days, including all seven days of the week; provided that, for the purpose of notification, the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted;

“EC Regulation” means Council Regulation 2027/97 on air carrier liability in the event of accidents as amended by European Parliament and Council Regulation No. 889/2002;

“Fare” means the amount paid or to be paid for the relevant Flight and may include fees and taxes as applicable;

“Flight” means a single Flight from one airport to another airport;

“Hand Baggage” (see also definition of Cabin Baggage) which is equivalent to cabin luggage and includes all personal items taken on-board by a Passenger and is any Baggage that is not Checked Baggage

“Infant” means a Passenger under 2 years of age;

“Journey” means a single Flight from one airport to another airport;

“Minor” means a Passenger under 12 years of age (see also Unaccompanied Minor);

“Passenger” means any person, except members of crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft with our consent (see also definition for “you”, “your” and “yourself”;

“PNR” means the Passenger Name Record and is used to reference a Ticket

“Rate” means the amount paid or to be paid for any relevant car rental Booking;

“Stopover” means a break in your journey at an Agreed Stopping Place, which break has been agreed to in advance by us;

“Tariff” means the Fares, Rates, charges and conditions applicable thereto;

“Terms and Conditions” means these terms and conditions published by us and in effect from time to time governing your Booking;

“Ticket” means the confirmation of Flight details and reservation (including the Booking Reference) together with Terms and Conditions and important notices issued by us or on our behalf (whether in the form of a Confirmation Letter or the equivalent information on the Website), the Boarding Pass issued at check-in. A ticket may be referred to as a Booking or by PNR or by electronic ticket number;

“Unaccompanied Minor”, children under 12 cannot travel alone and must be either accompanied by an adult or avail of the ‘Unaccompanied Minor’ service. This service may be booked for children aged between 5 years old and 12 years old but is also available to children up to the age of 16 years old. This service may be booked via the Customer Contact Centre.

“Unchecked Baggage”, which is equivalent to hand luggage including all personal items taken on board by a Passenger, is Baggage other than Checked Baggage;

“Website” means the internet site www.cyprusairways.com provided by us for the purpose of Passengers making online reservations.

Article 2


2.1 General

2.1A Except as provided in Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this Article, these Terms and Conditions govern all bookings you make with us and to any liability we may have in relation to that Booking.

2.1B The Additional Conditions form a part of these Terms and Conditions and apply to your Booking. We strongly advise that you read the Additional Conditions relevant to your Booking. These are available through our Website, from the relevant third party providers and the car rental or hotel provider’s websites.

2.1С When you make a booking, we will ask you for a lead booking name. The lead name on the booking guarantees that he or she has the authority to accept and does accept these terms and conditions on behalf of the whole party. The lead booking name undertakes that he/she has authority to act on behalf of all passengers and/or members of that booking party. This includes accepting any communications/correspondence from us or our suppliers on behalf of all passengers/members of your booking party. You have to be at least 18 years old to be the lead booker.

2.1D By providing name and contact details you consent to our use of these contact details in all later correspondence, between you and us or our suppliers. It is particularly important that the contact details provided to us are correct because we will use these details if we need to contact you to inform you of any changes, amendments and cancellations to your booking.

2.2. Charters

If carriage is performed pursuant to a charter agreement, these Terms and Conditions apply only to the extent they are incorporated by reference by the terms of the charter agreement and the charter ticket. Specific conditions may vary for a Charter contract such as Baggage Policy, Fees and on board services. Please check with your Charter Company.

2.3. Overriding Laws

If these Terms and Conditions or any of them are inconsistent with any laws (such as the Convention) which apply to your contract of carriage with us, those laws will apply.

2.4. Conditions Prevail over Additional Conditions

Except as provided herein, in the event of inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any relevant Additional Conditions to your Booking, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

Article 3


3.1. Ticket Prima Facie Evidence of Contract

The evidence of the contract of carriage is the Ticket. The Ticket, these Terms and Conditions and other Additional Conditions (including applicable Tariffs) together constitute the terms and conditions of the contract of carriage between you and us.

3.2. Changes to your Ticket

If you wish to change your flight you may do so in the circumstances provided in Article 6.2 and our Carrier’s Regulations. Otherwise, your contract of carriage with us is not transferable. We shall not be liable to any person entitled to be carried by us or for any refund in connection with a proposed Flight if, in good faith, we provide carriage to a person purporting to be entitled to carriage or make any refund to the person entitled in accordance with Article 11.

3.3. Validity

A Ticket is only valid for the Passenger named and the Flight specified being the person and Flight for which the reservation was originally made or as subsequently changed and accepted by us in accordance with Article 3.2 above.

Article 4


Stopovers may be permitted at Agreed Stopping Places subject to Government requirements and our Carrier’s Regulations.

Article 5

Fares and Rates

5.1 General

5.1A Fares apply only for carriage from the airport at the point of origin to the airport at the point of destination. Fares do not include ground transport services between airports and between airports and town terminals, unless provided by us without additional charge. Fares will be calculated in accordance with our Tariff in effect on the date of payment for the Ticket for the Flight or Flights concerned. Should you wish to change your Flight or any part of your itinerary there may be additional payments due, as specified in our Carrier’s Regulations.

5.1B Under certain circumstances customers transacting with payment cards on a cross border basis may be subject to additional fees levied by their card issuer. Any query relating to these fees should be taken up with the card issuer.

5.2 Taxes and Charges

Any taxes or charges imposed by Government or other authority, including the operator of an airport, which we are obliged to collect from you or pay in respect of you and your Flight may be payable by you to us in addition to the Fare. At the time you make a reservation you will be advised of the total amount of such taxes and charges not included in the Fare and payable by you. Such taxes and charges imposed on air travel are constantly changing and can be imposed after the date that your reservation has been confirmed. If any such tax or charge is introduced or increased after the reservation was made you will be obliged to pay it prior to departure. Failure to make payment may affect your ability to fly with us. You authorise us to deduct such charges from the credit card or debit card used to make your booking. Similarly, if any such tax or charge due is abolished or reduced before we are obliged to pay it you will be entitled to claim a refund from us.

5.3 Currency

Fares, Rates and charges are payable in the currency of the departure airport.

Article 6


6.1 Reservation Requirements

A reservation for a particular Booking is confirmed by the issuance by us of a Booking Reference. It is not necessary for you to reconfirm a Flight for which there is a Booking Reference.

6.2 Changes

6.2.A Passenger name(s) changes: You may correct spelling mistakes on a Passenger’s name and surname in a confirmed Flight Reservation provided that (a) the name/surname is phonetically the same and (b) you pay the relevant fee as specified in the Carrier’s Regulations. Passengers with FLEX fare tickets can change such spelling mistakes without charges.

6.2.B Changes on Bookings may be made, subject to space being available, up to end of check-in time prior to the scheduled departure time of the original Flight on payment of a fee per Passenger per Flight and any difference in Fares or taxes and other charges which may be applicable at the time the change is made, subject always to the conditions in our Carrier’s Regulations.

6.3 Payment

Fares, Rates, charges, and all taxes in relation to your Flight reservation must be paid in full when a confirmed reservation is made. If such sums have not been paid in full when a reservation is confirmed, we may at any time prior to check-in cancel the reservation.

6.4 Personal Data

You recognize that your personal data has been given to us for the purposes of making a booking and providing you with confirmation of that Booking; providing and developing ancillary services and facilities; direct marketing (subject to your right to withdraw your authority); facilitating immigration and entry procedures; accounting, billing, and auditing; checking credit or other payment cards; security, administrative and legal purposes; systems testing, maintenance, and development; statistical analysis; ensuring our compliance with legal and regulatory obligations applicable to us; and helping us in any future dealings with you. For these purposes, you authorize us to retain and use your personal data and to transmit these to our own offices, authorized agents, government agencies, other carriers or the providers of the services mentioned above wherever they may be located. We may transmit your data to, amongst others, Hotel providers, Bus Transfers, or Insurance Providers.

6.5 Flight Seating

All flights operate with allocated seating, we reserve the right to assign or reassign seats at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft. This may be necessary for operational, safety or security reasons. A refund will be given in circumstances where a dedicated seat is not available if you have purchased one. See Article 11 on how to obtain a Refund.

6.6 Fare non-refundable

Fares paid by You on confirmed bookings are non-refundable; if for any reason you fail to use the seat for which a Flight Booking has been made, the amount paid will not be returned to you except for as provided in Articles 10.2 and 11.1 or as otherwise provided in our Carrier’s Regulations.

6.7 Core languages

Following confirmation of a reservation, after-sales, support shall be provided by our customer services team in one of the following languages only: English or Greek (also known and referred to by us as the “Core Languages”).

6.8 No Show on Flight

If you do not show up for your Flight at the place of departure, the Carrier may cancel your next ticket which is included in your Reservation.

6.9  Sequential Use of Coupons

The complete and sequential use of flight segments is required. You should travel as per the Itinerary is shown on your reservation. Ticket will not be honored and will lose its validity if all the Flight Coupons are not used in the sequence provided in the ticket. Changes are permitted as per the fare rules. In the case of rerouting, the new fare amount for the entire ticket will be equal or higher than the previous fare amount for the entire ticket.

6.10 Travel Vouchers information

Travel vouchers issued for flights cancelled by Cyprus Airways due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions:

  • Travel Vouchers issued during the period of April 2020 – until the 31st of December 2021 should be used by the 31/12/2022 – if not they will be considered expired and not valid for use.
  • Travel Vouchers issued within 2022 have a validity of one year from the date of issue, if not used within the 1-year validity period pre they will be considered expired and not valid for use.

Article 7

Flight Check-In and Administrative Formalities

7.1 Check-in deadlines

Check-in at the Airport

You must arrive at the airport sufficiently in advance of the scheduled Flight departure time to permit completion of Government formalities and check-in procedures. Check-in deadlines may vary at different airports and for particular Flights. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with these deadline details of which You will be informed at the time you make your reservation. In any event, we reserve the right not to accept you on board a flight in less than 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your Flight. As for flights departing from Israel, you should arrive for check-in at least 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your Flight. If you fail to present yourself for check-in by the time limits stated above, or appear to be improperly documented and not ready to travel, we may refuse to carry you and we are not liable for any loss or expense due to your failure to comply with the provisions of this Article. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes if you fail to submit or present information required in relation to Advanced Passenger Information regulations.

Online Check-in

Online check-in may not be available on some routes and when your flight is operated by a different carrier. In these cases, you can check-in at the airport free of charge.

Where applicable, you may check-in online and print out your boarding pass after making your Booking from 48 and up until 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight allowing you to proceed straight to security on arrival at the airport. Subject to Article 6.5 above, you must present yourself at the boarding gate ready for boarding no later than 25 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your Flight (gate closes strictly 15 minutes before scheduled departure time). If you fail to present yourself at the boarding gate by the time limit stated above, or appear to be improperly documented and not ready to travel, we may refuse to carry you and we are not liable for any loss or expense due to your failure to comply with the provisions of this Article. We reserve the right to suspend online check-in at any time. Where the online check-in service is withdrawn, you will be required to check-in at the airport in accordance with Article 7.1 and Article 7.2 of these Terms and Conditions.

7.2 Requirement for Check-in at the airport

On check-in, you (and all the members of your party) are required to present certain information relating to your Flight and identity. This must include the Booking Reference of the Flight which you have confirmed with us and an acceptable form of photographic identification. Details of these requirements, necessary for all Flights (both international and domestic), are stated in our Carrier’s Regulations.

7.3 Requirement for Online Check-in

At security, you are required to present your printed-out boarding card and certain information relating to your identity. Details of these requirements, necessary for all Flights (both international and domestic), are stated in our Carrier’s Regulations.

7.4 General

You are solely responsible for complying with all laws, regulations, orders, demands and requirements of countries to be flown from, into or over and with our Carrier’s Regulations and instructions given by us relating thereto. We shall not be liable in any way whatsoever to you in connection with obtaining necessary documents or complying with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions, whether given orally or in writing or otherwise, or for the consequences to you resulting from your failure to obtain such documents or to comply with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions.

7.5 Travel Documents

You are responsible for obtaining and must possess and have available for presentation as required all entry and exit, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, order, demands or requirements of the countries to be flown from, into or over. We reserve the right to refuse carriage to any Passenger who has not complied with, or whose documents do not appear to comply with, such applicable laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements.

7.6 Refusal of Entry

You agree to pay the applicable Fare and all penalties or fines whenever we, on order of any Government or immigration authority, are required to return you to your point of origin or elsewhere, owing to your inadmissibility into a country, whether of transit or destination. In such circumstances we will not refund any Fare to you for Flights with us that you are unable to fly for these reasons.

7.7 Passenger Responsible for Fines, Detention Costs, etc

If we are required to pay or deposit any fine or penalty or to incur any expenditure by reason of your failure to comply with laws, regulations, orders, demands or other travel requirements of the countries to be flown from, into or over or to produce the required documents, you shall on demand reimburse to us any amount so paid or expenditure so incurred or to be paid. We may apply towards such payment or expenditure the value of any carriage unused by you, or any funds in our possession.

7.8 Security Inspections

You shall submit to any security checks or requirements by Government or airport officials or by us. This shall include all information required for Advanced Passenger Information requirements.

Article 8

8.1 General Conditions of Carriage of Passengers and Baggage

Charlie Airlines may refuse carriage of any passenger if, in the exercise of its reasonable discretion, finds it necessary:

a) For reasons of safety; or

b) In order to prevent violation of any applicable laws, regulations; or

c) Due to orders of any state or country to be flown from, into or over; or

d) Due to the conduct, age, mental or physical state of the passenger which require special assistance of the Company (without this affecting our obligations under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Rights for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility traveling by air); or

e) This involves any hazard or risk to himself or to other persons or property; or

f) The passenger holds hand baggage which is detected at the gate due to non-compliance with the Carrier’s restrictions on weight and size and: (i) he/she refuses to pay the excess charge in order to carry it as checked baggage and (ii) refuses to travel without the said baggage; or

g) The passenger has failed to observe the instructions of Charlie Airlines, including the compulsory requirement to have for personal use enough medical masks for the journey;

8.2 Carriage of Special Categories of Passengers (SCPs)

8.3 General SCPs are persons requiring special conditions, assistance and/or devices when carried on a flight including at least:

a) Persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) are understood to be any person whose mobility is reduced due to any physical disability, sensory or locomotory, permanent or temporary, intellectual disability or impairment, any other cause of disability, or age;

b) Infants and unaccompanied children; and

c) Deportees, inadmissible passengers or prisoners in custody.

8.4 Passenger with Reduced Mobility (PRM) A passenger with reduced mobility (PRM) is understood to mean a person whose mobility is reduced due to physical incapacity (sensory or locomotory), an intellectual deficiency, age, illness or any other cause of disability when using transport and when the situation needs special attention and the adaptation to a person’s need of the service made available to all passengers.

Assistance to PRM in case of emergency evacuation shall be assured by cabin and / or flight crew or able body accompanying persons.


8.5 Acceptance Limitations of Special Passengers For safety reasons these categories of passengers may never be seated in emergency exit rows.

PRM’s may take free of charge a 2 wheelchairs, crutches or other mobility devices in addition to the regular carry-on baggage allowance.

The cabin and/or flight crew shall assist as far as possible and depending on situation.

The Cabin and/or Flight crew shall assist as far as possible and depending on the situation. If additional assistance is needed, it may be provided by a professional (nurse or doctor) if such a professional happens to be on board.

Article 9


9.1 Items Unacceptable as Baggage

(a) You must not include in your Baggage:

(i) items which do not constitute Baggage as defined in Article 1 hereof properly packed in suitcases or other suitable containers in order to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling;

(ii) items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, such as those specified in the Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and in our Carrier’s Regulations (such documents are available from us on request);

(iii) items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from, to or over;

(iv) items which in our reasonable opinion are unsuitable for carriage by reason of their weight, size or character, such as fragile or perishable items;

(v) live animals, except as provided for in paragraph 9 of this Article;

(vi) human remains except as provided in paragraph 10 of this Article.

(b) Firearms and ammunition other than for hunting and sporting purposes are prohibited from carriage as Baggage. Firearms and ammunition for hunting and sporting purposes may be accepted as Checked Baggage in accordance with our Carrier’s Regulations. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and suitably packed. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

(c) You must not include in Checked Baggage fragile or perishable items, medicine, medical devices, money, jewelry, precious metals, silverware, computers, electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports, and other identification documents or samples.

(d) Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items may at our reasonable discretion be accepted as Checked Baggage, in accordance with our Carrier’s Regulations, but will not be accepted into the cabin.

(e) If any items referred to in (a) (b) © or (d) of this paragraph are carried, whether or not they are prohibited from carriage as Baggage, the carriage thereof shall be subject to the charges, limitations of liability and other provisions of these Terms and Conditions applicable to the carriage of Baggage.

9.2 Right to Refuse Baggage

(a) We may refuse carriage as Baggage of such items described above in Article

9.1 that are prohibited from carriage as Baggage and may refuse further carriage of any such items on discovery thereof.

(b) We may refuse to carry as Baggage any item because of its size, shape, weight or character.

(c) We may refuse to accept Baggage for carriage unless properly packed in suitcases or other suitable containers to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling.

(d) Hand baggage which is detected at the gate due to non-compliance with the Carrier’s restrictions on weight and size shall not be carried unless the passenger pays the excess charge in order to carry it as checked baggage.

9.3 Right to Search

(a) For reasons of safety and security, we may require you to permit a search, x-ray or other type of scan to be made of your person and your Baggage, and may so search or have searched your Baggage in your absence if you are not available, for the purpose of determining whether you are in possession of or whether your Baggage contains any item described in Article 9.1 or any items or munitions which have not been presented to us in accordance with Article 9.1. If you are unwilling to comply with such requirement we may refuse without refund or other liability to carry you or your Baggage. In the event that a search or scan causes damage to you, or an x-ray or scan causes damage to your Baggage, we shall not be liable for such damage unless due to our fault or negligence.

(b) If required, you must attend the inspection of your Baggage, checked or unchecked, by customs or other Government officials. We are not liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you through your failure to comply with this requirement unless due to our negligence.

9.4 Checked Baggage

(a) Upon delivery to us of Baggage to be checked, we shall take custody thereof and issue a Baggage Identification Tag for each piece of Checked Baggage.

(b) Checked Baggage must have your name or other personal identification affixed securely to it.

(c) Checked Baggage will be carried on the same aircraft as you, unless we decide for safety, security or operational reasons to carry it on an alternative Flight. If your Checked Baggage is carried on a subsequent Flight, we will deliver it to you within a reasonable time of the arrival of that Flight unless applicable law requires you to be present for customs clearance.

9.5 Baggage Charges

You may carry checked Baggage as specified and subject to the conditions, fees and limitations contained in our Carrier’s Regulations

9.6 Excess Baggage

Each Passenger is usually permitted to transport on payment of a fee Checked Baggage up to a maximum weight, as specified in Carrier’s Regulations. You will be obliged to pay the Checked Baggage fees and any excess Checked Baggage fees at the rate and in the manner provided in our Carrier’s Regulations.

9.7 Unchecked Baggage

(a) Each Passenger is permitted to transport one standard piece of Unchecked Baggage in the cabin as hand Baggage to a maximum weight and size, in accordance with our Carrier’s Regulations. Baggage which you carry on to the aircraft must fit under the seat in front of you or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin. Items determined by us to be of excessive size will not be permitted in the cabin.

(b) Objects not suitable for transport in the cargo compartment will not be accepted for transportation in the cabin compartment except as otherwise provided in our Carrier’s Regulations or with our express prior consent. The transport of such objects may be charged for separately.

9.8 Collection and Delivery of Baggage

(a) You shall collect your Baggage as soon as it is available for collection at places of destination or stopover. If you do not collect it within a reasonable time, we may charge a storage fee. If Checked Baggage is not claimed within three (3) months of the time it was made available to you, we may dispose of it without any liability to you.

(b) Only the bearer of the Baggage Identification Tag, delivered to the Passenger at the time the Baggage was checked, is entitled to delivery of Baggage.

(c) If a person claiming the Baggage is unable to produce a Baggage Identification Tag for identification of the Baggage, we will deliver the Baggage to such person only on condition that he or she establishes to our satisfaction his or her right thereto, and if required by us, such person shall furnish adequate security to indemnify us for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by us as a result of such delivery.

(d) Acceptance of Baggage by the bearer of the Baggage Identification Tag without complaint at the time of delivery is prima facie evidence that the Baggage has been delivered in good condition and in accordance with the contract of carriage, unless you prove otherwise.

9.9 Animals

(a) If the conditions of carriage are met and the relevant charges are paid, the following animals may be transported:

     (i) Cyprus Airways shall accept for transportation on own flights only cats and dogs (except from some breeds) as accompanied baggage in the cabin and as accompanied baggage in the holds where the owner is traveling on the same flight. Where the owner is not traveling on the same flight or in case of other animal species, animals shall be accepted for transportation only via the Cargo provider and as freight.

     (ii)Transportation of rodents and goats is prohibited.

(b) Guide dogs accompanying visually impaired passengers shall be transported in the aircraft cabin free of charge, provided that such dogs are properly trained, as evidenced by the training certificate. Dogs shall wear a collar and a muzzle, and shall be tied to the owner’s seat at the feet.

(c) Acceptance for carriage of the above animals is subject to the condition that the Passenger assumes full responsibility for such animal. We shall not be liable for injury to or loss, delay, sickness or death of such animal unless caused by our fault or negligence.

(d) Emotional Support animals are not accepted on Cyprus Airways flights.

(e) Refund: The amount of the prepayment for the service of an AVIH/PETC processed on an EMD is non-refundable on a voluntary basis. Involuntary refund of the amount of prepayment for an AVIH/PETC may be performed in case of involuntary cancellation of carriage, or involuntary modification of the Terms of carriage applicable to the passenger’s ticket.

(f) Animals shall be accepted in the aircraft cabin in containers (cages). For animals traveling in the aircraft cabin, only one animal per cage is accepted. The total weight of the animal should not exceed 8kg. and the combined weight of the animal and the container (cage) should not exceed 10kg. Maximum Dimensions for crate: 45x35x20 cm. 

  1. During the flight, the container (cage) in the aircraft cabin must be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. It is prohibited to place the container (cage) with animals near secondary exits, in aisles, and on baggage racks. The animal shall remain inside of the locked container (cage) throughout its entire duration onboard the aircraft (during the flight, taxiing, boarding/disembarking, etc.).
  2. We are able to accept only 3 pets in the cabin per flight. Kindly note that only one pet per passenger is allowed.

  (g) One adult passenger may transport no more than one container with animal(s).

  (h) In the aircraft hold

  1. Animals shall be accepted in the aircraft baggage compartment in containers (cages). The transport container shall be compliant with current IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations.
  2. One container (cage) may accommodate no more than 2 mature animals, provided that the weight of each does not exceed 14 kg and they are compatible to be kept together. Animals with greater weight shall be transported in individual containers (cages).
  3. One container (cage) may accommodate no more than 3 animals of the same species, which are not older than 6 months of age.


1.1 The following dogs of so-called fighting breeds shall be prohibited from importation/Transit to:


  • Pit Bull Terrier / American Pit Bull
  • Japanese Tosa / Tosa Inu
  • Dogo Argentino / Argentinian Mastiff
  • Fila Brasileiro / Brazilian Mastiff

 1.2 The following dogs of so-called fighting breeds shall be prohibited from

importation/Transit to:


  • American Staffordshire
  • Bull Terrier (Amstaff)
  • Bull Terrier
  • Argentinean Dogo
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier (English Staff)
  • Pitt Bull Terrier
  • Brazilian Fila
  • Rottweiler


1.3          Any cross -breeds of the above-mentioned breeds with any other breeds shall also be prohibited. This prohibition shall apply to the importation of dogs both in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage compartment. 

1.4          Τhe carrier reserves the right to apply even stricter regulations and to refuse the booking on certain routes if necessary. 

1.5          Additional Restrictions

1.5.1       Live animals may be carried as accompanied baggage in the hold and in the passenger cabin on Cyprus Airways routes, provided that the local Government regulations and the IATA Live Animals Regulations are not contravened. All required export, import and/or transit health certificates, licenses or permits etc. shall accompany the shipment and be presented during the check-in process.

1.5.2       The animal shall not be tranquilised without veterinary approval and supervision. (IATA recommends that no tranquilisers are administered to animals unless in circumstances of special need).

1.5.3       Only adult passengers may accompany pets on Cyprus Airways flights;

1.5.4      Puppies and kittens of up to 8 weeks of age are not allowed for transportation due to the possibility of dehydration during the flight;

1.5.5       Kittens under 12 weeks need a veterinary certificate confirming that they can be transported by air;

1.5.6      Hand-made containers cannot be accepted for pet transportation in the hold.

1.5.7       Containers made entirely of welded mesh or wire mesh are not suitable for air transport and will not be accepted;

1.5.8      Cardboard cat boxes are NOT suitable for air transport and will not be accepted;

1.5.9      On all flights lasting more than 5hrs, AVIHs are not accepted.

1.5.10     As a precaution, Cyprus Airways will not accept any brachycephalic, snub-nosed dogs and cats as checked baggage or as air cargo due to their inability to breathe easily and cool themselves down. The following list of brachycephalic, snub nosed dog and cat breeds can be used as example of animals that are not accepted on Cyprus Airways flights (snub nosed animals can be carried in the aircraft cabin if the relevant requirements are met):

1.5.11 Dogs:

  • Boston Terrier
  • Affenpinscher
  • Boxer (All breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (All breeds)
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
  • Mastiff (All breeds)
  • Pekingese
  • Presa Canario
  • Pug (All breeds)
  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Bandog
  • Mastino Napoletano
  • Chow Chow
  • Lhasa Apso


  • Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Himalayan
  • Persian
  • British Shorthair
  • Scottish Fold

1.5.12     Strong Dogs

Animals instinctively fear the strange environment encountered during transportation. Reactions of animals under stress are unpredictable and vary between and within species. Some animals will attempt to flee or attack, which may cause injuries to both the animals and the handler, whereas others are inclined to hide or stay still. 

As a precaution, the following breeds (and mixes thereof) will only be accepted in reinforced kennels conforming to IATA Container Requirement 82 (dogs 3 to 6 months old or weighing up to 10 kg are exempt from this requirement).

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Pit Bull
  • American Bulldog
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Tosa Inu / Tosa Ken
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Argentinian Mastiff
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Brazilian Mastiff
  • Rottweiler
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Ovcharka
  • Karabash

Note: In the case of codeshare flights, the rules of the operating carrier apply

9.10 Human Remains

Charlie Airlines accepts, where operationally feasible, the transport of human remains and this should be reserved though the contact support centre. (see Contact Us).

The carriage of human ashes is accepted subject to our Carrier’s Regulations. Ashes must be safely packed in a suitable container. Death certificate and cremation certificate must be presented at the airport. Ashes can only be carried as part of your Cabin baggage.

Article 10

Schedules, Cancellation of Flights


10.1 We will take all reasonable measures necessary to carry you and your Baggage with reasonable dispatch and subject to Article 10.2© to adhere to published schedules in effect on the date of travel. Times shown in timetables, schedules or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of the contract of carriage.

Cancellation, Changes of Schedules, etc.

10.2 At any time after a reservation has been made we may change our schedules and/or cancel, terminate, divert, postpone or delay any Flight where we reasonably consider this to be justified by circumstances beyond our control or for reasons of safety. If we do so:

(a) in the event of cancellation, we will make a refund in accordance with Article 11 subject to any other options you may accept as stated in the Carrier’s Regulations;

(b) in the event of diversion we will arrange for you to be carried (at our expense) to the Agreed Stopping Place or place of destination to which the Flight was intended to be bound;

(c) in the event of delay or disruption to our published schedule we will apply the procedures set out in our Carrier’s Regulations; and

(d) we will have no other liability to you in any way whatsoever save as set out in our Carrier’s Regulations.

10.3 Where a cancellation or significant alteration is made to our schedule before the date of your departure, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you of any such cancellation or alteration.

10.4 Except in the case of negligence or fault on our part our act or omission done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that damage would probably result, we shall not be liable for errors or omissions in timetables or other published schedules as to the dates or times of departure or arrival or as to the operation of any Flight.

Denied Boarding

10.5 If we are unable to provide you with previously confirmed space on any Flight, we shall provide you with compensation in accordance with our denied boarding compensation policy as referred to in our Carrier’s Regulations. Details of this policy are available on request and at check-in counters.

Article 11


11.1 General

On failure by us to provide carriage in accordance with the contract of carriage or where a refund is payable in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, our Carrier’s Regulations, refund of the Fare, or portion thereof as applicable shall be made by us in accordance with this Article and with our Carrier’s Regulations. In any other circumstances not covered in these Terms and Conditions, we will not refund Fares on request except in accordance with our Carrier’s Regulations.

11.2 Taxes and Charges

If after having made a reservation you do not fly with us, whether or not a refund of the Fare is payable you will be entitled to claim a refund of any APD advised to you and payable by you in accordance with Article 5.2, which as a consequence we have no obligation to pay to any Government or other authority. We reserve the right to deduct a reasonable service charge from any such refund and where you fail to fly with us despite a Flight being available, in accordance to the Fare Rules.

11.3 Person to whom refund will be made

(a) We shall make a refund only to the person who has paid the Fare, who may be required to produce satisfactory proof of original payment. Payment will be made to the credit or debit card used to make the original booking.

(b) Except in the case of lost Tickets, refunds of Fares will only be made on surrender to us of the Tickets or any other documentation provided by us in relation to carriage.

(c) Refunds of Rates will only be made in accordance with article 14 and should be made directly to the third party supplier.

(d) A refund made to anyone presenting the Ticket or any other documentation provided by us in relation to carriage and holding himself out as a person to whom refund may be made in terms of subparagraphs (a), (b), or © of this paragraph shall be deemed a proper refund and shall discharge us from liability and any further claim for refund.

11.4 Currency

Refunds will normally be made in the currency in which the Ticket was paid for but may be made in another currency in accordance with our Carrier’s Regulations.

11.5 Credit Card Charges

Credit card charges are not refundable.

11.6 Refund Alternatives

In circumstances where you accept an alternative to a refund the provisions of this Article will apply to that alternative.

Article 12

Conduct Aboard Aircraft

12.1 If in our reasonable opinion you conduct yourself aboard the aircraft so as to endanger the aircraft or any person or property on board, or obstruct the crew in the performance of their duties, or fail to comply with any instruction of the crew or use any threatening, abusive or insulting words towards the crew or behave in any of these ways towards the crew, or behave in a disorderly manner or in a manner to which other Passengers may reasonably object, we may take such measures as we deem necessary to prevent continuation of such conduct including your restraint or removal from the aircraft. You may be prosecuted for offences committed on board the aircraft. You will indemnify us for all costs arising from your improper conduct on board the aircraft.

12.2 Unless we give our definite prior permission, you are prohibited for reasons of safety from operating on board an aircraft any electronic equipment or similar devices except hearing aids and heart pacemakers. The equipment and devices which are prohibited from use include, but are not limited to, portable radios and recorders or transmitting devices (including radio controlled toys and walkie-talkies).

Small portable electronic devices (such as mobile phones or tablets) may be used during all stages of a flight if Flight Mode is selected. For safety reasons, laptops and larger portable electronic devices must be stowed during taxi, take-off and landing or at any other time as requested by the Crew.

Any device that transmits or receives communications which does not have a flight mode, must be switched off for the duration of the flight.

12.3 If as a result of your conduct we decide, in exercise of our reasonable discretion, to divert the aircraft for the purpose of offloading you, then you must pay to us all costs which we incur of any nature whatsoever as a result of or arising out of that diversion.

Article 13

Arrangements by the Carrier

Notwithstanding Article 2.1:

If in the course of concluding the contract of carriage by air we also agree to make arrangements with third parties for the provision of Additional Services, we shall make such arrangements only as your agent and shall have no liability to you except for negligence on our part in making such arrangements; and prices offered for such Additional Services are offered by the relevant third party provider and acceptance of the quote authorises us to make full payment of their cost to the relevant third party on your behalf.

Article 14

Additional services

When the services of any third party offering to provide services other than carriage by air (such as transfers, hotel or bed reservations, car rental, parking services or airport security fast track services) are promoted either on www.cyprusairways.com or in any other media, these services are operated by third parties and the terms and conditions of the third party service provider will apply. We are not responsible for the correct performance or otherwise of these third party suppliers and in particular are not responsible for late, cancelled or incorrectly featured transfer information.

Article 15

Liability for Damage

15.1 Save as provided by the EC Regulation, carriage by us is subject to the rules and limitations relating to liability established by the Convention unless such carriage is not international carriage to which the Convention applies.

15.2 The following conditions apply to all carriage of Passengers by us.

(a) We shall be liable to you in the event of an accident resulting in your death or other bodily injury whilst on board an aircraft operated by us or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.

(b) The amount of damages payable by us is not subject to any financial limit (be it defined by law, the Convention or contract) but for damages exceeding 100,000 Special Drawing Rights we can exclude liability if we prove that either such damage was not due to our negligence or other wrongful act or omission or that of our servants or agents or that such damage was solely due to the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of a third party.

(c) If we prove that the damage was caused by, or contributed to by, the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of the deceased or injured Passenger we may be exonerated wholly or in part from our liability in accordance with applicable law.

(d) In the event of an accident resulting in the death or other bodily injury to a Passenger whilst on board an aircraft operated by us or in the course of embarking or disembarking, we shall without delay, and in any event not later than 15 days after the identity of the natural person entitled to compensation has been established (by a court or otherwise), make such advance payments as may be required to meet the immediate economic needs of that person on a basis proportional to the hardship suffered, provided that in the event of death the advance payment will not be less than the equivalent of 16,000 Special Drawing Rights per Passenger.

(e) Any advanced payment paid pursuant to (d) above:

(i) shall not be construed as an admission of liability by us and is made without prejudice to any defence which we are entitled to assert;

(ii) may be offset against any subsequent sums payable on the basis of us being held liable;

(iii) is not returnable unless we subsequently prove that: (1) the damage was caused by, or contributed to by, the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of the deceased or injured Passenger; or (2) the person who received the advanced payment caused, or contributed to, the damage by negligence or other wrongful act or omission; or (3) the person who received the payment was not the person to whom such compensation should properly have been paid.

(f) Save to the extent that applicable law may otherwise provide, where any advanced payment paid pursuant to paragraph 2(d) above, or any part thereof, is returnable to us pursuant to paragraph 2(e)(iii) above, the person who received the payment concerned shall make the repayment to us immediately upon the relevant proof being established (in a court or otherwise), together with interest calculated from the date of receipt of the payment by that person until the date of repayment to us, at the then current judgment rate applicable in the court having jurisdiction.

(g) In respect of any advance payment to be made pursuant to paragraph 2(e) above or any figure expressed in terms of an equivalent in Euros to an amount in Special Drawing Rights:

(i) the amount of the Euro equivalent shall be calculated at the prevailing rate set by the International Monetary Fund for the relevant date;

(ii) any figure shall be interpreted, as Pounds Sterling by applying the prevailing market conversion rate for Pounds Sterling to Euros for the relevant date of payment or determination as the case may be.

15.3 The following conditions apply to all carriage of Baggage by us:

(a) in respect of Checked Baggage, we shall be liable to you for its destruction, loss or damage during the time it was in our charge and to the extent that damage did not result from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Baggage;

(b) in respect of Unchecked Baggage, we shall only be liable to you if the damage resulted from our fault or that of our servants or agents;

(c) our liability to you in respect of Baggage shall be limited to a maximum of 1,000 Special Drawing Rights per Passenger unless (i) a higher value is declared to us at check-in of the Baggage concerned and a supplementary sum paid if required by us, in which case our liability shall be limited to such higher declared value (subject to such higher sum being limited to the value of the Passenger’s actual interest in delivery at destination or (ii) it is proved that the damage resulted from our act or omission or that of our servant or agent and was done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that damage would probably result, and in the case of such an act or omission by a servant or agent, it is also provided that they were acting within the scope of their employment.

15.4 Special Drawing Rights shall be converted into the appropriate national currency as at the date of judgment or settlement.

15.5 To the extent that not in conflict with the foregoing and whether or not the Convention applies:

(a) We are liable only for damage occurring on our Flights. A carrier issuing a ticket or checking Baggage on the Flights of another carrier does so only as agent for such other carrier. Nevertheless, in cases where the Convention applies with respect to Baggage a Passenger may also have a right of action against the first or last carrier (in addition to any right of action against the carrier who performed the carriage during which the accident or delay occurred).

(b) We are not liable for damage to Unchecked Baggage unless such damage is caused by our fault or that of our servants or agents. If there has been contributory negligence on your part, our liability shall be subject to the applicable law relating to contributory negligence.

(c) We are not liable for damage arising from our compliance with any laws or Government regulations, orders or requirement, or from your failure to comply with the same.

(d) Our liability shall not exceed the amount of proven damages. We shall furthermore not be liable for indirect or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising.

(e) We are not liable for injury to a Passenger or for Damage to a Passenger’s Baggage caused by property contained in such Passenger’s Baggage unless that injury or damage is the result of fault or negligence on our part. Any Passenger whose property causes injury to another person or Damage to another person’s property or to our property (which is not the result of fault or negligence on our part) shall indemnify us in respect of all claims against us and also for all losses and expenses incurred by us as a result thereof.

(f) We are not liable for Damage to articles not permitted to be contained (whether or not we knew that such articles were so contained) in Checked Baggage as set out in Article 9 above except where and to the extent that the Convention otherwise provides.

(g) If we carry you and your age or mental or physical condition is such as to involve any hazard or risk to you, we shall not be liable in any way whatsoever for any illness, injury or disability including death, attributable to such condition or for the aggravation of such condition arising out of the normal consequences of carriage by air.

(h) Any exclusion or limitation of our liability shall apply to and be for the benefit of our agents, employees and representatives and any person whose aircraft is used by us and such person’s agents, employees and representatives. The aggregate amount recoverable from us and from such agents, employees, representatives and person and such person’s agents, employees and representatives shall not exceed the amount of our limit of liability.

15.6 Unless expressly provided nothing herein shall waive any exclusion or limitation of our liability under the Convention or applicable laws.

Article 16

Time Limitation on Claims and Actions

16.1 Notice of Claims

No action shall lie against us in the case of damage (including partial loss) to Checked Baggage unless the person entitled to delivery complains to us forthwith after the discovery of such damage prior to leaving the airport.

16.2 Limitations of Actions

Any right to damages shall be extinguished if an action is not brought against us within two years reckoned from the date of arrival at the destination, or from the date on which the aircraft ought to have arrived, or from the date on which the carriage stopped. The method of calculating the period of limitation shall be determined by the law of the court hearing the case.

Article 17

Financial Protection

17.1 Flights: Please note that these Bookings are not protected and you should ensure that you have adequate holiday insurance cover.

Article 18

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise provided by the Convention or any applicable law, Government regulations, orders or requirements:

(a) these Terms and Conditions and any carriage which we agree to provide you with (in respect of yourself and/or your Baggage) shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Cyprus; and,

(b) any dispute between you and us concerning or arising out of such carriage in any way whatsoever shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Republic of Cyprus.

Rules of carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo

The goods forbidden for transportation in luggage and hand luggage

For safety reasons the international rules forbid transportation of the following goods and substances in the registered luggage and hand luggage.

The list of the forbidden goods provided above isn't exhaustive; it can be edited at any time. Pay attention that for certain flights stricter requirements can be established. Besides, it is necessary to observe the rules operating for specific countries.

Limitations of codeshare flights

Limitations on code share flights with cyprus airways partners

1. Operating carrier’s Policy always applies on Code share flights.

2. Any benefits and privileges from loyalty / bonus programs of other airlines do not apply to the codeshare agreement.

3. Any flight update notifications will be communicated to the passengers by the operating carrier.

4. Ancillaries or other services are not part of the Codeshare ( as per below ):


PETS/AVIH CAN NOT be requested on Codeshare flights with our partners.

  • Unaccompanied Minors (UM)

Unaccompanied Minors (UM) service is available on Cyprus Airways operated flights ONLY. The Unaccompanied Minor service can NOT be accommodated on Codeshare flights with our partners.


Weapons/Shotguns are NOT accepted on Codeshare Flights with our partners.

  • Purchase of preferential seat

Purchase of preferential seat on codeshare flights with our partners is not eligible.

Cyprus Airways & Aegean codeshare fare:
Cyprus Airways – Economy Flex = Aegean – Comfort Flex

NOTE: Passengers traveling on CS flights should familiarize themselves with the Policies/ Terms and Conditions of operating carriers available on their website.

Additional services

Rules of providing service “Pre-ordered on-board meal”



1.1 The service for pre-ordered on-board meal selection will be available on Cyprus Airways website, CY call center, and Travel Agents.

1.2 The service is available up to 72 hours before scheduled departure.

1.3 The payment of the service will be per segment.

1.4 Only one service per person per flight is allowed.

1.5 Τhe service can be offered only on CY operated flights.

1.6 Service is not provided to infants.

1.7 Pre-ordered on-board meals are available in place of the standard menu onboard. The composition of the dishes may vary depending on the direction of the flight and travel dates; however, the new products will not be characteristically different from the standard ones.

1.8 The product may contain anyone of the allergen ingredients listed below here:1 meals

1.9 Cyprus Airways will not be considered accountable in the case that pre-ordered onboard meals are containing nuts or any other ingredient that may cause an allergic reaction.



 2.1 In case of a voluntary change in the terms of the air carriage agreement or voluntary carriage cancellation by the passenger, the funds paid for the service shall not be refunded. In case of changes of the tickets (flight/date) service will be rebooked to a new date.

2.2 Involuntary refund of the service cost for Pre-ordered on-board meals in case provision of the service is possible for the following reasons:

  • travel cancellation by the passenger in case of cancellation/timetable change/delay of the flight; and
  • travel cancellation by the passenger due to illness/death of the passenger (family member or close relative) provided that the Carrier is notified of the travel cancellation before the check-in is closed.
  • In case of failure to provide the pre-ordered onboard meals, passenger should get in touch with CY call center at email callcenter@cyprusairways.com in order to get refunded the amount paid for the service, to the same card that was used to pay for the order. A refund application shall be submitted not later than 1 month from the date of departure of the flight, for which the service had been booked.

Rules for providing service “Hold My Booking”

1.1. The service is available only for flights departing more than 7 days from the time of booking.

1.2. For reservations made up to 14 days before departure, holding period is 5 days.

1.3. For reservations made up to 7 days before departure, holding period is 48 hours.

1.4. The service is free for infants not occupying a seat.

1.5. The service is only available for flights where Cyprus Airways acts as the operating carrier.

1.6. If the passenger does not proceed to payment of the reservation on hold within the holding period, the booking will be released and the holding fee will not be refunded.

1.7. In case of voluntary change in the terms of the air carriage agreement or voluntary carriage cancellation by the passenger, the funds paid for the Service shall not be refunded.

Rules for providing service “Choice of extra comfort seat on board”

1.1. The Service for enhanced comfort seat selection in the aircraft cabin of economy class shall be fee-based. The Service charge shall be collected on the Carrier’s EMD which is published in Charlie Airlines Ltd Cyprus airways service fees/charges levels for additional service.

1.2. Once a passenger has paid the Service charge for enhanced comfort seat selection, the passenger shall be serviced at the check-in counter in the general queue.
1.3. Limitations on enhanced comfort seat selection:
• The Service shall not be provided to unaccompanied children;
• Reservation of enhanced comfort seats shall be prohibited for passengers carrying pets in the cabin (PETC);
• The passengers of the following categories shall be prohibited from making a reservation of seats near emergency exits:
o disabled and sick passengers (DEAF, BLND, WCHC, WCHR, WCHS, POXY, PPOC, MEDA, DPNA, LEGL, LEGR, LEGB);
o passengers carrying baggage in the cabin (CBBG);
o passengers carrying pets in the cabin (PETC);
o passengers carried under convoy;
o pregnant women;
o passengers under 18 years of age and passengers accompanying children under 12 years of age; and
o passengers who cannot speak Greek or English.


2.1. In case of voluntary change in the terms of the air carriage agreement or voluntary carriage cancellation by the passenger, the funds paid for the Service shall not be refunded.

2.2. Involuntary refund of the Service cost for enhanced comfort seat selection shall be performed in case provision of the Service is impossible for the following reasons:
• in-flight transfer of the passenger from the enhanced comfort seat to another seat (outside of the enhanced comfort seat category) for the purpose of flight safety;
• travel cancellation by the passenger in case of cancellation/timetable change/delay of the flight; and
• travel cancellation by the passenger due to illness/death of the passenger (family member or close relative) provided that the Carrier is notified of the travel cancellation before the check-in is closed.

2.3. In case of failure to provide a paid seat to the passenger, the Carrier’s employee at the airport shall make the relevant mark on the passenger’s EMD or on the boarding pass.

2.4. A scanned EMD receipt with a mark of the Charlie Airlines Ltd employee or a scanned copy of the boarding pass (the boarding pass shall be produced if available and must also have the mark of the Charlie Airlines Ltd employee) may serve as a ground for involuntary refund of the EMD for payment of the Service for preliminary selection of a seat. All copies should be send to callcenter@cyprusairways.com

Rules for providing service “Prepaid seats on-board”

1.1. The Service for prepaid seat selection in the aircraft cabin of economy class shall be fee-based. The Service charge shall be collected on the Carrier’s EMD (Electronic Miscellaneous Document) which is published in Charlie Airlines Ltd Cyprus airways service fees/charges levels for additional service.

1.2. Once a passenger has paid the Service charge for preseat selection, the passenger shall be serviced at the check-in counter in the general queue.

1.3 All flights operate with allocated seating. We reserve the right to assign or reassign seats at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft. This may be necessary for operational, safety or security reasons. A refund will be given in circumstances where a dedicated seat is not available if you have purchased one. See Article 11 on how to obtain a Refund.


2.1. In case of voluntary change in the terms of the air carriage agreement or voluntary carriage cancellation by the passenger, the funds paid for the Service shall not be refunded.

2.2. Involuntary refund of the Service cost for prepaid seat selection shall be performed in case provision of the Service is impossible for the following reasons:

  • in-flight transfer of the passenger from the prepaid seat to another seat for the purpose of flight safety.
  • travel cancellation by the passenger in case of cancellation/timetable change/delay of the flight; and
  • travel cancellation by the passenger due to illness/death of the passenger (family member or close relative) provided that the Carrier is notified of the travel cancellation before the check-in is closed.

2.3. In case of failure to provide a paid seat to the passenger, the Carrier’s employee at the airport shall make the relevant mark on the passenger’s EMD or on the boarding pass.

2.4. A scanned EMD receipt with a mark of the Charlie Airlines Ltd employee or a scanned copy of the boarding pass (the boarding pass shall be produced if available and must also have the mark of the Charlie Airlines Ltd employee) may serve as a ground for involuntary refund of the EMD for payment of the Service for preliminary selection of a seat. All copies should be sent to: callcenter@cyprusairways.com

Rules for providing service “Additional baggage allowance”

1.1. Prepayment of the excess baggage fee, including fee for transportation of pets in the aircraft cabin or baggage compartment, shall be made at the fares established by the Carrier, as applicable at the time of payment. When making the prepayment, the passenger shall determine the number of additional baggage pieces. Prior to departure, the passenger’s baggage shall be weighed, and, if the weight and dimensions of the baggage presented for check-in exceeds those prepaid, the fee shall be recalculated.
1.2. The prepayment is valid only for the flight, date and passenger indicated in the EMD receipt. The right to use the prepaid baggage service may not be transferred to other persons.
1.3. The prepayment of the excess baggage fee may be made only for the regular flights operated by the Carrier.
1.4. In case of traffic load limitation or other failure situations, the priority for excess baggage transportation shall be given to the passengers who have made preliminary reservation of excess baggage transportation.
1.5. The weight of one baggage piece (suitcase, bag, box, etc.) carried by the passenger cannot exceed 32 kg (except for wheelchairs and other auxiliary devices used by disabled passengers). This limitation shall be brought to the notice of passengers.


2.1. Checked-in baggage allowance for direct and transfer routes containing only flights operated by the Carrier shall be established according to the Piece Concept (PC).

2.2. The free baggage allowance on the Carrier’s flights shall depend on the fare application rules in accordance with the service class and passenger category.

2.3. The free baggage allowance corresponding to the fare paid is indicated in the BAG field of the ticket.
• 1PC: one piece of checked-in baggage (bag/box/suitcase, etc.).
• NO: no free checked-in baggage allowed.

2.4. The fares shall be established according to the general fare tables applicable to all destinations, based on the type of carriage, weight and dimensions of the baggage declared by the passenger:

2.5. shall apply from the point of departure to the first stopover point (stopover longer than 24 hours); then, from the stopover point to the next stopover point, etc. The turning point is considered a stopover point.

2.6. For transfer flights that contain CY flights and are issued on separate tickets, the excess baggage fee shall be calculated for each segment separately.


The amount of prepayment for the excess baggage processed on an EMD with the 0AA code (PRE-PAID BAGGAGE) is non-refundable on a voluntary basis.
Involuntary refund of the amount of prepayment for the excess baggage may be performed in case of the passenger’s involuntary cancellation of carriage, or involuntary modification of the terms of carriage applicable to the passenger’s ticket.

Rules for providing service “Travel Voucher”

Travel voucher is valid for 12 months after the issue date.

Travel voucher is valid for use for any passenger.

After 12 month, you are eligible to request refund of the remaining unused amount paid for your initial booking, provided that the travel voucher has not been used in full.

Travel vouchers can be used for ticket purchases including airport taxes and additional services such as luggage, seat assignments, and pet transportation.

Travel voucher cannot be used as payment for insurance, hotel booking, car rental and service fees.

If Travel voucher amount is not used in full you can use the rest amount to proceed with another booking.

Travel vouchers can be used for ticket purchases and additional services including promo fares.

Travel vouchers can only be used online on Cyprus Airways website for ticket purchases and additional services. Hold my booking or pay later options are not available when using the travel voucher.

Rules for providing service “Unaccompanied Minors”


Accompanying Agent(s) means:

a) the employee appointed by the Carrier to accompany the minor while at the airport of arrival and/or

b) the employee appointed by the Carrier to accompany the minor while at the airport of departure and/or

c) the cabin crew member appointed by the Carrier to accompany the minor while on-board and/or

d) in case of alternate landing he employee appointed by the Carrier to accompany the minor while at the airport of alternate landing

Application means the Unaccompanied Minor Request Form available at the airport of departure at any of the Carrier’s offices, or at the check-in counter.

Carrier means Charlie Airlines Ltd operating as Cyprus Airways.

Parent/Guardian means the Unaccompanied Minor’s parents or custodians and/or any relatives, guardians or persons authorized by the parents or custodians of the minor to arrange his/her transportation by the Carrier.

Service means the service provided by the Carrier for the transportation of Unaccompanied Minors under the supervision of the Carrier.

Unaccompanied Minors means children between the age of 5-16(inclusive) using the Service

1. General Provisions

1.1. These Rules set the procedure and regulate the provision of the Service.

1.2. The Service shall be provided only on direct scheduled flights of the Carrier.

1.3. The Service may not be provided on transfer/transit flights, with additional landings, operated by the Carrier.

1.4. The Carrier shall not transport children below the age of 5 travelling alone.

1.5. Children aged between 5-12(inclusive) can only travel as Unaccompanied Minors.

1.6. The Service is available to children aged 5-16 (inclusive).

1.7. Air tickets for Unaccompanied Minors aged 5-11(inclusive) shall be issued at the published fares for children under 12 years. The age of the child shall be determined on the starting date of the transportation from the initial point of departure specified in the air ticket (unless otherwise determined by the fare application rules and the Carrier’s rules).

1.8. Air tickets for Unaccompanied Minors aged between 12-16(inclusive) shall be issued at the published fares for adults. The age of the child shall be determined on the starting date of the transportation from the initial point of departure specified in the air ticket.

1.9. In respect of the Service a fixed fee shall be charged in accordance with the list of fees for service and additional operations of the Carrier. The fee shall be included in the EMD confirming payment for the Service.

1.10. The Service shall include:

1.10.1. assistance and coordination at check-in and at the airport of departure:

  • pick up of the Unaccompanied Minor (and his/her documents) by the Accompanying Agent at the airport of departure with the written acknowledgement of the Parent/Guardian.

1.10.2. escort the Unaccompanied Minor from the pickup point at the airport of departure, to the aircraft, including accompanying during aviation security check, border control, customs control, etc. until boarding. During the flight, the Accompanying Agent shall provide assistance and the following services to the Unaccompanied Minor:

  • assistance onboard the aircraft at boarding and finding the seat specified in the boarding pass;
  • in-flight safekeeping of the Unaccompanied Minor’s documents received from the Parent/Guardian;
  • provision of a blanket, airsickness bag, paper tissue;
  • indicating to the Unaccompanied Minor the location of lavatories onboard the aircraft;
  • individual safety announcement and advise concerning the use of a seat belt and attendant call button.

1.10.3. Assistance and coordination at the airport of arrival:

  • on arrival, offhand over the Unaccompanied Minor (and his/her documents) to the Accompanying Agent at arrival airport;
  • escort the Unaccompanied Minor from the aircraft to the arrival hall, including during border control, customs control, etc.;
  • wait for the child’s baggage in the baggage claim area, provide assistance for baggage identification;
  • the Accompanying Agent at arrival shall take the Unaccompanied Minor (and his/her documents) to the person specified in the Application as Parent or Guardian at Arrival Airport. The child is released only to the person indicated on the Application signed by the Parent/Guardian at Departure Airport. It is compulsory that the Parent/Guardian at Arrival Airport provides documents to verify his/her identity.

2. Service purchase

2.1. Bookings for the Service can be made through the Call Centre or a travel agent and must be made at least 24 hours before departure. To book the service the following details must be provided:

(a) Date of birth of the Unaccompanied Minor and

(b) contact details of the Parent/Guardian who will collect the Unaccompanied Minor at arrival airport and their relation.

2.2. Payment for the Service can be effected via the Carrier’s Call — Center or at the airport during check-in.

3. Service cost

3.1. The Carrier shall determine the Service cost and publish it in the list of fees for services and additional operations available online at www.cyprusairways.com .

4. Rules of the Service Provision

4.1. Unaccompanied Minors may be accepted for transportation only after:

  • Parent/Guardian completes the Application which may be filled at the check-in counter. A separate Application must be completed for each flight segment at the corresponding airport of departure;
  • Parent/Guardian provides a letter of consent certified by a notary allowing the exit of their child outside Cyprus to another country and vice versa.

4.2. Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor shall:

  • bring the child to the airport of departure in advance (not later than 1.5 hour prior to the departure);
  • go through flight check-in and baggage drop-off procedures with the child;
  • fill an Application and provide it to the check-in agent at the departure airport;
  • have a duly issued air ticket for the child, EMD receipt confirming payment for the Service, and all necessary documents, insurance, other permissions for entry/exit required in accordance with laws of the country of departure or destination. -Parent/Guardians of the Unaccompanied Minor must be aware of the requirements for the trip at the country of departure or arrival in advance.

4.3. Baggage and carry-on baggage allowance in accordance with the fare of the Unaccompanied Minor’s ticket.

Information on free baggage allowance is specified in the itinerary receipt of the electronic ticket. If the number of baggage pieces, baggage weight and/or dimensions exceed free baggage allowance, or in case of transportation of special categories of baggage, the passenger shall pay for such transportation in accordance with the Carrier’s rules applicable at the moment of transportation and in accordance with fares determined by the Carrier.

Carry-on baggage may not weight more than 10 kg, dimensions: 55×40×20 cm.

On request of the Accompanying Agents, the Carrier may (at its own discretion) allow free transportation of Unaccompanied Minor’s carry-on baggage as checked-in baggage (weight and number of pieces of baggage in accordance with rules of the fare, at which transportation was purchased), including (if applicable) in addition to free checked-in baggage in accordance with rules of the fare, at which transportation of the Unaccompanied Minor was purchased.

It is advisable for the Unaccompanied Minor to carry in addition to his/her baggage, a small bag/backpack, which he/she can carry unassisted, containing personal belongings, e.g.:

  • warm clothes (as it may be cool at the airport, onboard the aircraft or in the point of destination);
  • favourite toy;
  • documents;
  • mobile phone;
  • if necessary — pharmaceutical drugs, which the child should take during the flight or at the point of arrival.

Such bag/backpack should not be presented for weighting during passenger check-in and should not be registered or marked with a tag.

Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor must ensure that the child will be able to take all necessary pharmaceutical drugs as needed. The Carrier shall not be liable to control the consumption of any necessary pharmaceutical drugs by the Unaccompanied Minor, since the Carrier’s employees have no corresponding qualification, skills, knowledge, and powers to give pharmaceutical drugs or to check the accuracy of pharmaceutical drug intake. The Carrier shall not be liable for any damage caused as a result of the child’s failure or inaccuracy in taking his/her pharmaceutical drugs

During the flight and in the view of standard onboard services it is impossible to take into account any allergic hypersensitivity of the Unaccompanied Minor, consequently the Carrier shall not be liable for any allergic reaction of the Unaccompanied Minor, which may arise as a result of his/her food allergy. It is the passenger’s and his/her Parent/Guardian responsibility to ensure appropriate food consumption while onboard. The parents should declare any hypersensitivity and allergies of the Unaccompanied Minor on the Application.

4.4. Following check-in, baggage check-in and filling the Application, the Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor shall hand over the Unaccompanied Minor (and his/her documents) to the Accompanying Agent.

4.5. Parent/Guardian of the minor shall remain at the airport up until the moment of departure of the aircraft and until they receive confirmation of the child’s departure from the Accompanying Agent at departure. In case of flight delay or cancellation the Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor shall take the child from the Accompanying Agent and take care of him/her until the flight departure.

4.6. It is the obligation of the Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor to ensure and arrange the meeting of the child with the Parent/Guardian at arrival airport as specified in the Application. Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor meeting him/her at the arrival airport, must present their ID documents.

4.7. The Unaccompanied Minor will be handed to the Parent/Guardian at arrival airport by signing the Application. It is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian at arrival airport to check the child’s documents, and check the baggage collected by the child for anything missing or any damage caused. Any claims in relation to damage or missing baggage must be reported at the airport at time of collection.

4.8. In case of the Carrier’s flight diversion and alternate landing, the Unaccompanied Minor shall be entitled to a set of additional services specified under EU Regulation 261/2004 and IATA Recommended Practice 1753. In this case the Unaccompanied Minor shall be under the supervision and control of an Accompanying Agent appointed by the Carrier at the airport of the alternate landing. The Carrier shall inform the Parent/Guardian of the Unaccompanied Minor of the alternate landing, and shall provide information (as soon as it becomes available), about the time that they will be able to pickup the Unaccompanied Minor from the airport of destination.

5. Service documentation reissuance and refund

5.1. Service documentation reissuance shall be allowed in case of changes to the transportation conditions, if the Carrier confirmed the Service provision in accordance with the new transportation conditions. If the passenger (i.e. the Unaccompanied Minor) or his/her Parent/Guardian voluntarily refuses his/her travel before the check-in closing time (not later than 40 minutes before the time of departure), the amount of payment provided for the Service shall be refunded. If the voluntary refusal to travel takes place after the check-in closing time, no amount paid for the Service shall be refunded. In case of no-show of the passenger (i.e. the Unaccompanied Minor) for the flight, the Service shall not be compensated.

5.2. In case of passenger’s involuntary refusal of the transportation the amount of payment for the Service shall be refunded in full.

5.3. In the case of voluntary refusal of the Service, the Parent/Guardian shall refer to the Call Center to request for refund. The Parent/Guardian shall file an application requesting refund for the Service payment within two and a half months from the departure date of the flight, for which the Service was requested. In addition, the Parent/Guardian shall provide authorisation confirming his/her powers to receive the applicable refund (confirmation of relationship, Power of Attorney).

5.4. In the case of involuntary refusal of the Service, the Parent/Guardian may refer to the Call Center to request for refund. Refund documents shall be filed in accordance with rules determined in cl. 5.3 above.

5.5. Refund shall be performed within 20 (twenty) business days after full and correct filing of the application by the Parent/Guardian and in accordance with the results of the check and subject to due execution of documents for the Service payment refund.

Rules for providing the "Sport Equipment" service

1.1 This service is available for purchase from ticketing office, Cyprus Airways Website, travel agents and the airports

1.2 Cyprus Airways only accepts Ski, Snowboard, Bicycles, Golf, Surfboard, Windsurf, Wakeboards, Kites.

1.3 This service is only available for flights where Cyprus Airways acts as the operating carrier.

1.4 Sporting equipment that exceed 32 kgs will not be accepted and other arrangements should be made by the passenger to send it by Cargo.

1.5 Sporting equipment should always be well packed in a protective bag or case.

1.6 Service is paid per segment.

1.7 In case of a voluntary change in the terms of the air carriage agreement or voluntary carriage cancellation by the passenger, the funds paid for this service shall NOT be refunded.

1.8 The carrier has the right to refuse acceptance of sporting equipment for safety security and operational reasons.

1.9 Only one service per passenger per segment is allowed.

1.10 If any dimension of the Sporting equipment is larger than 170cm then booking should be made through the Cyprus Airways call center.

1.11 Refund: The amount of the prepayment for the service of Sporting Equipment processed on an EMD is non-refundable on a voluntary basis. Involuntary refund of the amount of prepayment for sporting equipment may be performed in case of involuntary cancellation of carriage, or involuntary modification of the Terms of carriage applicable to the passenger’s ticket.