Written on: 05/07/2013
After hearing terrible reviews about Cyprus Airways, I was pleasantly surprised when flying with them on their popular London Heathrow - Larnaca route in July 2013. Check-in was made easy by using the check-in kiosks on both legs of the journey; this small touch made a great start to the holiday compared to the usual hassle of waiting in a long queue at the airport. The modern A320 plane had a fresh and clean cabin which had comfortable, new leather seats with more legroom than any other short-medium haul economy class I've ever flown on. The food was tasty and the cabin crew extremely smiley, friendly and professional. In-flight entertainment was provided which was great, as many other airlines on the UK-Cyprus routes (namely Monarch and easyJet) often don't have any inflight entertainment. Cyprus Airways let passengers book flights up to around 11 months in advanced - the earlier you book, the cheaper the flight. £225 return for a full service airline with a generous 23kg per person baggage allowance is incredible....Monarch were charging £260 from London Gatwick to Larnaca WITHOUT meals or bags or drinks or free seat selection or free headphones.....! I will definitely be flying with them from now on, and encourage others to despite their current problems - they're doing everything they can to become profitable and I am 100% behind my national carrier.