Cyprus Airways was founded in 1947 by BEA jointly with the Cyprus Government. Involved too were a number of private concerns.
From February 1958 BEA had been running Cyprus Airways on a two year agreement which ran until the end of 1960. Using Viscounts and 4Bs Cyprus provide services from Nicosia to a number of Mediterranean destinations. In effect Cyprus provided a ‘link service’ picking BEA and Olympic passengers from Athens – carrying them on to Nicosia.