Helios Airways

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Helios Airways was a low-cost airline that operated various scheduled and charter flights between Cyprus and various European destinations.

Helios Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations6 November 2006
HubsLarnaca International Airport
Paphos International Airport
Fleet size3
DestinationsLarnaca (HQ), Paphos (secondary base), Athens, London-Luton, Manchester, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Prague, Sofia, Bournemouth, Cairo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Dublin, Warsaw, Glasgow, Newcastle, Teesside
Parent companyLibra Holidays Group
HeadquartersLarnaca International Airport, Cyprus
Key peopleBryan Field (MD)
5B-DBY at London Luton Airport (2004). This aircraft crashed during Flight 522 from Larnaca to Athens.

The airline ceased its flights on November 6, 2006 due to the Cypriot government suspending the company's operations and freezing its bank accounts.

Incidents and accidents[change | change source]

  • On 14 August 2005, Helios Airways Flight 522, a Boeing 737-300 flying from Larnaca to Prague via Athens crashed near Grammatiko, Greece. The flight crew had become incapacitated shortly after take-off from Larnaca owing to a loss of cabin pressure. The autopilot entered a holding pattern over Athens and the aircraft began to descend after the fuel was exhausted, crashing into hilly terrain about 40 km north of Athens International Airport. All 121 passengers and crew were killed in the accident.

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