Air International 1992-10
G.Endres - Cyprus Airways: From regional carrier to international operator
Four-engined Boeing 707-120Bs formed the mainline fleet in the late-1970/early-1980 period. This is G-AZFB.
One of six DC-3s that flew all Cyprus Airways services in the airline's first four years.
The de Havilland Trident 2E began operations on November 1, 1969, providing a much faster service between Nicosia and London.
In June 1991, Cyprus Airways launched its new corporate image combining the carrier's Hellenic culture and heritage with modern design and colouring. The Airbus A320s carry the names of ancient Greek Cypriot kings.
One of the two 174-seat A320s flown by Eurocypria, the new charter subsidiary.
Prior to delivery to the airline. A320 F-WWDX made a route proving tour of the Middle East, where it was photographed at Fujairah, UAE, in March 1989.
The four Airbus A310s, which are named after ancient towns in the Turkish part of the island, operate the main high-density routes to Europe and the Middle East. The airline currently serves some 28 destinations.
Vickers Viscounts were leased from the UK to restart limited services following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974.
Bristol Britannia freighter EI-BBH was leased from Aer Turas in 1976 to meet increasing demand for cargo services.
Two short-bodied DC-9-15s were leased in 1975 to re-activate the London service in September 1975.