4/18/1948: Cyprus Airways Takes Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, established in September 1947, Cypriot flag carrier Cyprus Airways (CY) operated its maiden flight in 1948.

The airline was a joint venture between the British Colonial Government of Cyprus, BEA, and numerous private investors.

CY introduced the Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E in November 1969. Photo: Ralf Manteufel (GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html), via Wikimedia Commons

Fledgling Flag-Carrier

During the 1950s, the airline expanded its network from its Nicosia (NIC) base to destinations including Alexandria, Amman, Athens, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Hafia, Istanbul, Khartoum, London, Lod, and Rome.

On August 16, 1960 Cyprus gained read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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