Gregory Diacou Gregory Diacou

Gregory Diacou, Chairman, Cobalt

Cyprus needs and deserves a strong home carrier with global ambitions. “We are proud to play our part in Cyprus’ long aviation [history]. […] Since the demise of Cyprus Airways, our national air traffic rights to [Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Iran and Egypt] have been lying dormant.

These are significant economic assets that we must now utilise in order to support the development of the Cypriot tourist industry and the broader economy.

Prior to our first official flight, we have generated more than 100 new jobs locally and hundreds more will follow.

Cyprus needs and deserves a strong home carrier with global ambitions.

We are that airline and that is our ultimate goal.

Furthermore, we very much appreciate the professionalism of the Cypriot civil aviation authorities in handling the Air Operator Certificate process so effectively and thank them for their support.”