By John Lee.
Zagrosjet Airlines is launching flights between Erbil and Larnaka, Cyprus. The airline will connect Larnaka with the city of Erbil in Iraq. The Larnaka-Erbil route will be performed once a week and will be operated with Airbus 320 and 321 type aircraft.
Wes Porter, the Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, which operates Larnaka Airport, welcomed Zagrosjet to Cyprus, saying:
"[the airline] is reconnecting Cyprus with Iraq, which creates new prospects for co-operation in all fields such as enterprise, tourism and the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and culture.
“I am confident that travellers in Erbil will quickly recognize that Cyprus, besides being an amazing tourist destination, is also a portal through which Iraqis can travel to the rest of the world such as Europe and North Africa.
"At the same time the travelling public of Cyprus has a unique opportunity as of today to travel to Erbil and get to know the diamond of Northern Iraq and the Middle East."
Speaking on behalf of Zagrosjet, Dr Kregar Gardi, Commercial Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the company, expressed his joy at the Larnaka-Erbil route and stressed that Cyprus is a developing tourist destination for Iraqis, whilst he also praised the high level of services provided to airlines by Larnaka International Airport.
(Source: Hermes Airports)