Cyprus Airways A220 on the runway.

Press Release: Cyprus Airways selects AirFi wireless IFE for growing fleet


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueCyprus Airways has become the latest carrier to deploy airline technology provider AirFi’s wireless in-flight entertainment across its fleet of Airbus jets.

The newly resurrected flag carrier of Cyprus is gearing up for both fleet and route expansions, with new aircraft on the horizon and a commitment to be a catalyst for tourism growth on the island.

As part of its focus on innovation and customer service, the airline is installing AirFi’s portable wireless streaming solutions onboard its all-Airbus fleet of two A320 and two A220 aircraft. It will also seek to outfit new aircraft that are added to the fleet with AirFi’s products in the near-term.

Each aircraft will be equipped with two AirFi boxes, enabling passengers to access digital entertainment on their personal electronic devices including movies, TV games, music, a moving map, and destination-based video content. AirFi’s streaming in-flight entertainment solution is set to go live with Cyprus Airways in time for the holiday season, thanks to a swift rollout by the AirFi team.


Excitingly, Cyprus Airways has chosen to include AirFi’s Dance24 channel as part of its entertainment offering. With a special focus on electronic dance music, the channel is well suited to a considerable demographic of the airline’s market, who will be travelling to and from the country’s music festivals and party resorts, such as Ayia Napa.

Unique features like these will help the carrier position itself as a premium brand, while also providing fun, accessible in-flight experiences for passengers.

During the second phase of the deployment, in-seat ordering will be enabled. AirFi’s technology will seamlessly integrate with the mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution used by Cyprus Airways’ crew to allow travellers to order items from the carrier’s in-flight menu using their mobile devices.

Commenting on the partnership, Job Heimerikx, AirFi’s CEO, said, “We’re honoured that the flag carrier of Cyprus has selected AirFi as a cornerstone in its plans to level-up the onboard experience. And personally, I’m delighted to be working with Cyprus Airways’ CEO, Paul Sies, whose achievements I very much admire.”

“With the addition of the A220, our products have now been deployed across every aircraft in the Airbus family. This proves that our offering is truly versatile, and the benefits that come with it are indiscriminate of the type of airline using them,” Heimerikx continued.

Also commenting on the partnership, Paul Sies, Cyprus Airways’ CEO said, “We are highly impressed by the range of functionality offered by AirFi’s intuitive wireless in-flight entertainment and in-seat ordering solutions. We needed something scalable to suit our ambitious growth plans and provide a hassle-free travel experience that serves all our guests needs. We’re looking forward to having AirFi along the flight to the success of Cyprus Airways.”

About AirFi  

With offices worldwide, AirFi is a travel technology company that helps airlines deliver digital entertainment, shopping, and brand experiences to passengers, unlock operational benefits for crew and drive ancillary revenues from onboard sales. AirFi’s state-of-the-art portable wireless streaming solutions are safe, proven, cost-effective, and easy to deploy. More than 70 airline and rail operators trust AirFi and its portfolio of commercial, fulfilment and content partners to provide enriching passenger experiences while supporting ancillary revenue strategies in the cabin.

About Cyprus Airways 

Cyprus Airways, the revered flag-carrier of Cyprus, proudly began a new chapter in 2016 when Charlie Airlines Ltd obtained the rights to its distinguished brand name for ten years. A symbol of excellence, the airline marked its unwavering commitment to safety by passing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) in 2018 and soon after, joined the elite IATA community, underscoring its devotion to global aviation standards.

In December 2021, Arcosjet initiated its venture with Cyprus Airways, culminating in its full acquisition by November 2022. This partnership promises an era marked by innovation, growth, and a heightened focus on passenger experience. With the support of Arcosjet, Cyprus Airways remains fervently committed to boosting Cyprus tourism and serving as the favoured choice for its local community, opening up a realm of travel possibilities.

Featured image credited to Cyprus Airways