Executives of the airline accepted the certificate during a ceremony held in Madrid during IATA’s recent “Wings of Change Europe”event.
“The membership will enable Cyprus Airways to collaborate with other international member airlines for codeshare and interline agreements and provide a seamless travel experience through an extended global network to travelers to and from Cyprus,” Popova added.
Cyprus Airways launched flights in June 2017. In July 2018, the company successfully completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration, a pre-requisite for an IATA membership, after a rigorous audit program that certified the company´s compliance with internationally approved aviation safety standards.
In October 2018, Cyprus Airways became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
“Cyprus Airways plays a vital role, connecting Cyprus with key markets in Europe as well as the Middle East. We look forward to further collaborative work with Cyprus Airways in the future,” said IATA Regional Vice President for Europe Rafael Schvartzman.
The airline’s long-term goal is to contribute to the increase of tourism in Cyprus, while at the same time broaden the horizon of local travelers.