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BA launches new Cyprus flights

British Airways (BA) has launched new flights to Paphos in Cyprus from Gatwick, London.

British Airways (BA) has launched new flights to Paphos in Cyprus from Gatwick, London.

This is the first time the carrier has offered flights from the UK to the western part of the island nation.

BA expects the route to prove popular with tourists, as well as British ex-pats living in Paphos.

The inaugural flight was celebrated with a red carpet reception, and a free bottle of Cypriot wine was handed to every passenger.

Thomas Cook Airlines revealed in May that it would add flights to Cyprus from its new base at Leeds Bradford Airport. The arrival of a new Airbus A320 will see 17 new routes added at the Yorkshire airport.

In May, low-cost carrier Jet2 announced eight new routes planned for Leeds Bradford International Airport to Europe including a flight to Paphos.

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