Cyprus Airways revealed this week its plan to increase its Beirut flights from currently four times per week in the winter and five in the summer to daily flights starting March 25.
Roger Samaha, the Beirut-based regional manager of Cyprus Airways, commented that the additional flights will help increase demand, especially as Lebanese national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) will reciprocate with seven daily flights.
Cyprus Airways reduced the price of a three-month round-trip ticket between Beirut and Larnaca by 22 percent to $116 as a response to the Lebanese government’s decision to introduce open skies.
Flight frequencies have yet to change, as most airlines had finalized their winter schedules before the Cabinet’s decision. The policy is expected to yield results in April, when the international airlines covering Beirut Airport, launch their summer schedules. — (Banque du Liban et d'Outre-Mer Sal )
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