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2013-09-03 15:15

Attention sun seekers! NIKI launches non-stop flights to Cyprus

From 31 January 2014, NIKI will fly direct to Cyprus. Flights to the popular year-round destination will operate between Vienna and Larnaca twice a week. With 340 days of sunshine a year and a flight time of just three hours, it’s no wonder the Mediterranean’s most easterly island is such a hit.

The new NIKI flight (HG2184) will depart Vienna at 10.50 and land in Larnaca at 14.45 every Monday and Friday. The return flight (HG2185) takes off from the Cypriot seaport at 15.25 and touches down at Vienna International Airport at 17.40. This is supplemented with an additional Wednesday service in the summer flight schedule from 7 May 2014. Cyprus is the perfect destination for sun seekers looking to enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate and keep flying times to a minimum. Return flights from €249 are now available at travel agents or on

Cyprus has become an increasingly attractive tourist destination in recent years, and the island has a lot more to offer than just fantastic weather. Visitors can pamper themselves at luxury spa resorts or explore the splendid scenery along 72 walking routes, taking in the rare orchids and historic sites along the way. The history of the island can be traced back 10,000 years, a rich heritage typified by the magnificent icons and frescos of its churches and monasteries. Whether you’re looking for a charming holiday house in a quaint village in the countryside or the comforts of an international hotel chain – Cyprus has it all. For lovers of the finer things in life, the island’s exclusive design hotels make for the perfect getaway. It’s all about relaxation on the island of Aphrodite.

In 2011 NIKI posted revenue of about EUR 452.6 million (m) and carried a total of some 4.5m passengers, making it the second-largest airline at Vienna International Airport. Since 20 March 2012 NIKI has been in a position to offer its customers access to a constantly growing network, even greater flexibility and individual solutions as an affiliate member of the oneworld® alliance through its parent company, airberlin. NIKI and airberlin’s excellent products and prices have allowed the airlines to claim market leadership on routes between Germany and Austria.

airberlin is one of Europe’s leading airlines and flies to 151 destinations in 40 countries. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 33 million passengers in 2012. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 14 airlines. The fleet has an average age of five years and is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe.

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