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Flight to Cyprus

We live in Zurich and want to fly to Cyprus to visit our ralatives who live there. I have problems in finding reasonably priced and most direct flight there (either in Larnaca, or in Paphos) from Zurich, or Basel, or anything else close. Our daughter just turned two, so I guess we will have to pay for 3 tickets now... And she will not like too long transfers.

Any ideas? Maybe some agency would cell charter flight?
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

Look at the holiday brochures for Cyprus, in low season they will be glad to sell you some seats.
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Look at the holiday brochures for Cyprus, in low season they will be glad to sell you some seats.
Thanks for the tip! Stupid question: where I may find those?
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

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Re: Flight to Cyprus

cyprus airways flys direct every day from zurich
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

the cheapest are austrian airlines (264 euros return in March), fowllowed by
lufthansa and swiss
cyprus airways seems to fly only once a week to larnaca (starting at 119 euros one way)
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

Flight only, 2 adults + 1 child, 1 week, Zurich <-> Cyprus, depart 3 March 2012, (Sorry EACH!!) Chf 689 (Monday 27 February is only Chf 520 )

http://www2.reisegeier.ch/booking/re...e&showresult=1
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Flight only, 2 adults + 1 child, 1 week, Zurich <-> Cyprus, depart 3 March 2012, (Sorry EACH!!) Chf 689 (Monday 27 February is only Chf 520 )

http://www2.reisegeier.ch/booking/re...e&showresult=1
Exactly, each... that is what I find until now. Well, for May-June (when we want to fly) it is cheaper, around 490chf each, but I still hoped to find a better offers. Am I too optimistic?
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the cheapest are austrian airlines (264 euros return in March), fowllowed by
lufthansa and swiss
cyprus airways seems to fly only once a week to larnaca (starting at 119 euros one way)
These are 2 VERY good offers. Cyprus airlines might fail before the summer, but Austrian looks good.
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the cheapest are austrian airlines (264 euros return in March), fowllowed by
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cyprus airways seems to fly only once a week to larnaca (starting at 119 euros one way)
where you find those prices?
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

I had exactly the same problem from Geneva side. We wanted to go in October last year to stay in a relatives villa, it was so expensive in the end that we had to turn down the offer of the free accommodation.

I think Cyprus is just not a traditional Swiss holiday destination.
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

Many years ago the Cyprus government refused to allow charter airlines, they saw what was happening in Spain and didn't want cheap holiday makers. So everyone went by scheduled flights.

It seems there might still be a similar mind set with cheap air fares. Maybe you should ask at a travel agent in Zurich, they have better access to cheaper tickets.
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Many years ago the Cyprus government refused to allow charter airlines, they saw what was happening in Spain and didn't want cheap holiday makers. So everyone went by scheduled flights.

It seems there might still be a similar mind set with cheap air fares. Maybe you should ask at a travel agent in Zurich, they have better access to cheaper tickets.
When did the Cypriot government ban charter flights? I can't remember a time when Thomson, First Choice and co didn't fly chartered flights there.
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

i got my prices from www.mcflight.de, the prices from cyprus airways are from they own website, daterange was dep March.05, return March 15th
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Re: Flight to Cyprus

for schedules etc and prices try skyscanner.com
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