Cyprus Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed an agreement for code-sharing for flights between the two countries, according to a press release on Wednesday.
The Cyprus Airways (CA) press release said that by sharing code in flights between Larnaca - Jeddah and Larnaca - Riyadh will better serve the passengers of the two countries, as well as those who wish to use these destinations as transit hubs.
The agreement, which comes into force on June 18, provides the capacity to further develop and promote CA's network in the wider Saudi Arabian market.
Under the agreement, the flights to Jeddah and to Riyadh, both Saudi cities, will be carried out by CA twice a week on every Wednesday and Sunday, with Airbus A320 and A319.
The agreement comes as Cyprus Tourism Organization is trying to reassert Cyprus in the tourist map of the Gulf countries and this agreement is expected to help facilitate toward this direction, according to the CA press release.
Being the national air carrier, CA believes in the important role of alliances in its strategic plans and has signed cooperation agreements with carriers such as KLM, Alitalia, Gulf Air, Aeroflot, Poland's LOT, Israel's EL AL, SN Brussels, Greece's Olympic Airlines and Jordan Airlines.