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Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located west of Syria and south of Turkey. The island has a maximum length of about 220 km (about 140 mi) from Cape Andreas in the northeast to the western extremity of the island. Its maximum width, from Cape Gáta in the south to Cape Kormakiti in the north, is about 90 km (about 60 mi). The total area of the country is 9251 sq km (3572 sq mi). Nicosia is the capital and largest city. Since 1974 the northern third of Cyprus has been occupied by Turkish troops and has formed a separate-though officially unrecognized-state called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
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January 6, 2017Orion Airways planned to start during 4Q2016. ch-aviation reporting that certification is imminent in 2017 [status change]
December 18, 2016Charlie Airlines [status change] has been rebranded as Cyprus Airways [added] prior to starting operations
June 3, 2016Cobalt Air officially launched operations on 1 June 2016 [update]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines)   

(2005*)Began?

^ Comments : ADA Havayollari (Island Airlines) was formed in 2004

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Aerotrans Airlines   

2002* - 2003*Status?

^ Comments : Aerotrans Airlines was charter carrier based at Lanarca Airport using a single BAC 1-11. Operated between Cyprus and Moldova.

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Air Fast   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Air Universal   

(2006)Began?

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Air Venus   

1971* - 1979*Status?

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AirTrans   

(2000)Began?

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Ajet Aviation   

2006 - 2006Inactive

^ Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006

^ Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation

Avistar Airlines (Clipper International)   

1990 - 1998Inactive

^ Comments : Possibly formed as successor of Clipper International, Switzerland

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Capital L Airlines   

1999* - 2003Inactive

^ Comments : Capital L Airlines was formed in 1999 offering passenger charters from Lanarca to Europe

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Charlie Airlines   

(2016)Renamed

^ Comments : Charlie Airlines has signed a licensing agreement with the Cypriot government wherein the start-up carrier will have access to the Cyprus Airways logo & brand. Rebranded as Cyprus Airways prior to starting operations in late 2016

^ Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways

Cobalt Air   

2016 - dateActive

^ Comments : Cobalt Air officially launched operations on 01Jun2016

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Cyprair Tours   

1971 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments : Cyprair Tours was formed in 1970

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Cyprus Airways   

1948 - 2015Inactive

^ Comments : Cyprus Airways was established on 24Sep1947 by BEA. Operations commenced on 18Apr1948 & its services were suspended on 09Jan2015

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Cyprus Airways   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Charlie Airlines has signed a licensing agreement with the Cypriot government wherein the start-up carrier will have access to the Cyprus Airways logo & brand. Rebranded as Cyprus Airways prior to starting operations in late 2016

^ Genealogy : Charlie Airlines >Cyprus Airways

EuroCypria Airlines   

1992 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : EuroCypria Airlines was founded on 25Mar1992 & began operations began with two new A.320 aircraft on 12Jun1992. Ceased operations on 04Nov2010

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FOS Logistics   

2005 - 2006Inactive

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Freedom Airways   

2004* - 2008Inactive

^ Comments : Freedom Airways was formed in 2004

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Helios Airways   

2000 - 2006Renamed

^ Comments : Ajet was established as Helios Airways on 23Sep1998 & commenced operations on 15May2000. Renamed on 14Mar2006. All Ajet flights were suspended from 01Nov2006

^ Genealogy : Helios Airways >Ajet Aviation

Jenair   

1992* - 1997Inactive

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Orion Airways   

2017 >Planned

^ Comments : Orion Airways was established in Jun2015 and planned to start its operation by opening flights from Larnaca during 4Q2016. ch-aviation reporting that certification is imminent in 2017

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Sky Airlines   

(2002)Began?

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Skylink Club   

(****)Unconfirmed

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SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air)   

2011 - 2011Inactive

^ Comments : SkyMiddleEast (Tor Air) was a Lanarca based virtual carrier

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TEA Cyprus   

1993 - 1993Inactive

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TUS Airways  updated

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : TUS Airways was the first Cypriot airline founded since the dissolution of Cyprus Airways in 2015. The airline was established in Jun2015 and started flights from Larnaca on 14Feb2016

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