Cyprus Airways Public Ltd, operating as Cyprus Airways is the national airline of Cyprus. It operates scheduled services to destinations in Europe and the Middle East. It flies from its hub Larnaca.
The airline was established in 1947; operations commenced in 1948. British European Airways took over the operation of all Cyprus Airways services in January 1958 by special arrangement. The government of newly independent Cyprus became the majority shareholder in 1960. In 1992 the group established Eurocypria Airlines Ltd. to fly European tourists to Cyprus on a charter basis. Cyprus Airways founded Hellas Jet in Athens (Greece) in 2003.