Aegean Airlines (A3, Athens Int'l) plans to cancel its LarnacaLondon Heathrow flights due to the high cost of using London's main airport, reports In Cyprus. The Greek carrier currently offers a 7x weekly service on this route but does not offer any other services between the UK and Cyprus.

The only other airline to connect Larnaca directly with Heathrow is British Airways (BA, London Heathrow), with 14x weekly flights. However, most major airports in the United Kingdom offer direct flights to Larnaca, including London Gatwick, Birmingham Int'l, Manchester Int'l, London Stansted, London Luton, Leeds/Bradford, and Newcastle, GB.

According to In Cyprus, Aegean is leasing its slot at Heathrow from Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) at an increasingly high cost.

"This is why we made this decision," said Aegean PR Director Stavroula Saloutsi. "Of course, if things change in the future, then we could review the possibility of re-opening the route to London Heathrow."

According to ch-aviation analysis of schedule data, Aegean's last service on the route is scheduled for October 28.