Orion Airways (FOH, Larnaca) is planning to commence operations in September this year using B737-300 and B737-800 aircraft.

“Orion Airways has aggressive plans for expansion with three B737-800s expected this year and a total fleet of eight aircraft expected by the end of 2017," Orion's CEO, Thanassis Kokkotas, said. In April, the start-up signed an agreement with Jordan Aviation (R5, Amman Queen Alia) for the lease of one B737-300.

As with rival start-up Cobalt (CO, Larnaca), Orion Airways will offer low-cost charter and scheduled flights to major European destinations as well as Israel and the Middle East at large.

It is currently undergoing certification with the Cypriot Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).