SKY express: The first AIRBUS A321neo was officially named by the honourable president of the Republic of Cyprus

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In the context of a special ceremony held at Larnaka International Airport "Glafcos Clerides", in the presence of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Christodoulides, SKY express with the support of Hermes Airports, fulfilled its commitment to give its first AIRBUS type aircraft A321neo the name "CYPRUS". The naming ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Greece in Cyprus, Mr. Ioannis Papameletiou, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Alexis Vafiadis, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Costas Koumis, representatives of Hermes Airports, representatives of Cypriot travel agencies, partners of SKY express, as well as media representatives from Cyprus and Greece.

From behalf of Hermes Airports, the President was welcomed by the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Eleni Kaloyirou and the Vice Chairman of Hermes Airports BoD, Mr. Iacovos Iacovou.

During his speech, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Christodoulides, referred to the dynamic development of SKY express in recent years and praised its offer, by pointing out that it contributes substantially to the effort of Cyprus and is a vote of confidence for the country. At the same time, he expressed his certainty that the cooperation between Cyprus and SKY express will be strengthened even more in the coming years.

The Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, Mrs. Eleni Kaloyirou said: "The "CYPRUS" aircraft honours both our country and our airport as it will be an ambassador of Cyprus throughout Europe. SKY express, with the continuous strengthening of its fleet, services and itineraries, is consolidating its position in the market, while its investment in our island and its long-term view of the development of tourism is a vote of confidence in the dynamics of the Cypriot product. I hope this aircraft will always have safe journeys."

Mr. Ioannis Grylos, IOGR Group Founder & President  -of which SKY express is also a member- declared among other things: "About three years ago, amidst pandemic conditions, we chose Cyprus as our first international destination. Our decision has been fully justified. With our presence, we created conditions of healthy competition, which resulted in the reduction of fares, the improvement of services and the offer of a modern aviation product, with the passenger public ultimately benefiting. Cyprus has embraced us. And we, for our part, will make sure to do our best to serve its people. At the same time, we are constantly making significant investments here in Cyprus. We are here to stay and be part of the progress of Cyprus and we are willing to to contribute to the connectivity of the country and to its further economic and touristic development. This desire is also symbolized by the initiative to give the first AIRBUS A321neo of SKY express, the most modern aircraft of its class, the name "CYPRUS". To express our gratitude to the Cypriot society that embraced us, but also to underline our will to connect even more closely with Cyprus and its people."

The event ended with a lunch hosted by Hermes Airports in honor of the guests.

About SKY express

SKY express, is the double-awarded Greek airline in Europe for its continuous excellence and innovation by the ERA Awards 2023. It has the largest network of domestic destinations (33), while it consistently serves with its direct flights an ever-expanding network of 11 European destinations. It has signed major agreements with global carriers such as Air France, KLM, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Delta, American Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Condor, El Al, Turkish Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Air Transat and easyjet. Therefore, passengers from all over the world have the possibility to travel to Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos" and continue their journey to all the enchanting domestic destinations of SKY express. With the addition in 2023 of the first two AIRBUS A321neos, SKY express fleet counts 23 aircraft, remaining the youngest fleet in Greece. The very important investments in its fleet confirm the company's journey towards a sustainable future and its constant effort to reduce emissions, including through the good practices it continuously applies.

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