Tus Airways is a Cypriot airline headquartered in Larnaca and based out of Larnaca International Airport. The airline was established in June 2015 and started flights from Larnaca on 14 February 2016.

Tus Airways
Tus Airways Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
U8[1] CYF TUS AIR
FoundedJune 2015
Commenced operations14 February 2016
HubsLarnaca International Airport
Frequent-flyer programTus & Plus[2]
Fleet size5
Destinations19[3]
Parent companyKnafaim Holdings
HeadquartersLarnaca, Cyprus
Key peopleKenneth Woolley ,Olga Alauof Tamar Mozes Borowitz , Michael Weinstein
Websitetusairways.com

HistoryEdit

Tus Airways was founded in June 2015 and is backed by investors from Europe and the United States.[4][5] It was the first Cypriot airline to be founded after the dissolution of Cyprus Airways in 2015. Tus Airways began operations on 14 February 2016 with a Saab 340B operating from Larnaca to Tel Aviv and Haifa in Israel. In July 2016, the airline received its first Saab 2000 to increase capacity on its routes.[6] In June 2017, the airline acquired its first jet aircraft, two Fokker 100. It subsequently bought five Fokker 70, bringing the total number of aircraft to 7. On 6 July 2018, the airline also launched its frequent flyer program “Tus & Plus”.[2]

In September 2019, there were reports stating the airline was going to close but the previous chief executive dismissed these reports and said that the airline “is not going to close, but it’s going to change.” It has been confirmed that the name TUS Airways will remain and that the airline will resume operations in summer of 2021.[7]

DestinationsEdit

As of March 2022, Tus Airways operates several weekly scheduled flights between Larnaca and Tel Aviv.

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport [8]
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport Hub
Paphos Paphos International Airport
France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Seasonal
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle Airport [8]
Strasbourg Strasbourg Airport Seasonal [8]
Toulouse Toulouse–Blagnac Airport Seasonal [9]
Germany Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport Seasonal
Hamburg Hamburg Airport [10]
Greece Athens Athens International Airport
Corfu Corfu International Airport Seasonal
Heraklion Heraklion International Airport Seasonal
Kalamata Kalamata International Airport Seasonal
Kefalonia Kefalonia International Airport Seasonal
Kos Kos International Airport Seasonal
Preveza/Lefkada Aktion National Airport Seasonal
Rhodes Rhodes International Airport Seasonal
Skiathos Skiathos International Airport Seasonal
Thessaloniki Thessaloniki International Airport
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Focus city
Italy Verona Verona Villafranca Airport Seasonal

FleetEdit

 
Tus Airways Airbus A320-200

As of July 2022, Tus Airways operates the following aircraft:[11]

Tus Airways fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 5 2 180 180 2 TBD March 2023[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tus Air -".
  3. ^ "Company Profile". www.tusairways.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ Cyprus Mail: Cyprus carrier TUS gets green light
  5. ^ Gold: Cyprus Carrier TUS Receives Air Transport Licence
  6. ^ "Cyprus Reveals New National Carrier: Tus Airways". GTP Headlines. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  7. ^ "TUS Airways not closing down, but job losses expected". cyprus-mail.com. 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "TUS adds new destinations from Cyprus". FinancialMirror. 2 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Two new sunny destinations departing from Toulouse-Blagnac airport". actu.fr. 16 February 2022.
  10. ^ "TUS Airways announces new flight destinations | Cyprus Mail".
  11. ^ Russell, Molly (19 July 2022). "Then There Were 5: Cypriot Carrier TUS Airways Takes Another Airbus A320". Simple Flying. Retrieved 20 July 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tus Airways at Wikimedia Commons