Cyprus was amazing. Though I visited in winter, the island was sure to impress me. As I'm from an island myself, it was interesting to see other unique cultures on other island nations.
The taxi ride to the airport allowed for some final views of the Salt Lake and coasts of the island.
The airport's terminal was quite spacious and well lit. Winter season sees less tourists and as a result, airport wait times were short.
Aircraft : Airbus A320-232
Age: 13.8 Years
The architectures obscured views of our aircraft. We were on the sole white aircraft of Aegean's fleet.
Boarding was complete and the crew came around handing out branded mints. This nice gesture caught me by surprise.
Though we were all seated, we were delayed as cargo was still being loaded.
An Arkia E195 preparing for departure to TLV as well.
Taxiing offered some spotting opportunities . This Pobeda 738 was off to Moscow.
LCA's terminal was in clear view on upwind RWY 22. Aeroflot, Cyprus Airways and Tus Air could be seen below.
A left turn South east, headed us towards Tel Aviv.
Once at cruise, the crew came around again with a snack and beverage service.
Momentarily we were descending over Northern Tel Aviv.
Flying for base RWY 26
Gates were empty awaiting the late even European arrivals.
Compared to when I entered TLV a week prior, the airport was quote empty and custom wait times were quite short. I was out in about 15 minutes.
I have a thing for airports that incorporate local architecture in their design. TLV's arrival hall was impressive.
The afternoon's arrival board.
Our flight route sourced from Flightradar24.
The hospitality on Aegean was great. Even though the flight was short, the crew was sure to make a great impression. There's no surprise why it's among the best regional airlines year after year. In future, I'm looking forward to trying them on longer routes.