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NIKI now operating flights from Cyprus to Austria

31 January, 2014

The first scheduled NIKI service from Vienna to Larnaka Airport touched down in Cyprus on 31 January 2014. The Austrian airline, part of the airberlin group, will initially offer two weekly services from Vienna to Cyprus. A third weekly service departing every Wednesday will be added on 7 May 2014.

Before then, visitors from Cyprus can also fly from Larnaka to Vienna directly on Mondays and Fridays leaving at 15.25 and landing in the capital of Austria at 17.40. The flight from Vienna International Airport to Larnaca takes off at 10.50 and arrives at Larnaka Airport at 14.45 on those days. This new route is aligned to the airberlin schedule, offering travellers from Cyprus optimal connections to the German group’s international network. Onward flights to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Nuremberg are available with attractive layover times. Furthermore, connections to Milan, Moscow, Zurich and New York among others are also available.

“Vienna is an attractive destination for business and leisure travellers. The new nonstop service opens the door to even more connecting flights between Cyprus and a range of German & European cities. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent quality of service attractive fares have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria" explained airberlin Area Manager Southern Europe, Mrs Susanna Sciacovelli.

Commenting on the launch of NIKI flights from Larnaka International Airport, the Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, Mr Wes Porter said: “We welcome NIKI to Cyprus and we are delighted that Larnaka has been added to the NIKI route network. NIKI's affordable fares, convenient flight schedule and excellent service will ensure the success of the Larnaka to Vienna route. Access to NIKI and airberlin’s extensive route network via NIKI’s Vienna will give the travelling public wider access to a range of destinations”.

Hermes Airports welcomed the first guests arriving at Larnaka from Vienna with a refreshing surprise when they landed – in keeping with aviation tradition the incoming aircraft was met with a water salute.

Direct flights from Cyprus can be booked with travel agents or on from €248 return.

NIKI is the second-largest airline based at Vienna International Airport. As part of the airberlin group it was granted membership of the oneworld® alliance on 20 March 2012, enabling the Austrian carrier to offer its customers a worldwide route network. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent products and prices have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria.

airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines and flies to 147 destinations worldwide. Germany’s second largest airline, it carried more than 31,5 million passengers in 2013. airberlin’s strategic partnership with Etihad Airways (which holds a 29.21% stake in the airline) and its membership of the oneworld® alliance gives it access to a global network. The award-winning airline offers flights to destinations all over the world under codeshare agreements with 16 airlines. The aircraft in the airberlin fleet have an average age of just five years, making it one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly in the whole of Europe.