Cyprus Overflight Permits Regulations 2024

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Cyprus Overflight Permits Procedures

Do you need a permit for cyprus overflight?

Yes, you need a permit for Cyprus overflight. Just like Kuwait and Bahrain, Cyprus requires aircraft intending to fly over its airspace to obtain Prior Permission from the relevant aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Authority of Cyprus (CAAC) oversees the process of granting permits for overflights. This permit ensures that all aircraft entering Cyprus's airspace are properly documented and monitored, contributing to the safety and security of the airspace. Therefore, pilots and operators planning to conduct overflights of Cyprus must comply with the procedures for obtaining Prior Permission as mandated by the CAAC.

In accordance with the Cyprus Civil Aviation Authority's Aeronautical Information Publication (Cyprus AIP) and air traffic routes in Cyprus, any aircraft owner or operator planning to fly in Cypriot airspace must request Cyprus overflight clearance from the Air Transport Department at least 48 working hours prior to the scheduled flight departure. It's crucial to include AFTN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network) on your flight plan, and for Cyprus, only an overfly permit is required.

These terms would help you find more specific information regarding the rules and requirements for obtaining overflight permits in Cyprus.

Required Details for Obtaining Cyprus Overflight Permit Application

1 - Flight Schedule
2 - Entry / Exit Points with ATC Route
3 - Lead Passenger Details
4 - Consignee & Consigner Details for Cargo Flights
5 - Aircraft Documents [ AOC, COA, COI, CON, COR]

Permit Validity

- Cyprus Overflight Permit is valid for +72 hours.

For those intending to conduct a passenger flight landing or technical stop, the Cyprus Airports Authority has specific regulations governing the issuance of Cyprus Overflight Permits, usually involving associated charges. These charges typically encompass Route Navigation Facility Charges for overflight, as well as landing and parking fees for aircraft making halts.

As a signatory to the Chicago Convention, Cyprus mandates strict compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) general rules for international air traffic. This includes adherence to regulations for the transport of troops, equipment, materials, and dangerous goods. For more detailed information, please contact us.

Aviation Regulations Cyprus

Cyprus's aviation regulations are overseen by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), which operates under the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Works. Here are some key aspects of aviation regulations in Cyprus<./p>

1 - Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) : The DCA is responsible for regulating and overseeing civil aviation activities in Cyprus. It establishes and enforces regulations to ensure safety, security, and efficiency in the aviation sector.

2 - Regulatory Framework : The DCA establishes regulations covering various aspects of civil aviation, including airworthiness, flight operations, licensing of personnel, airport operations, and airspace management. These regulations are developed in accordance with international standards set by organizations like the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

3 - Airspace Management : Cyprus's airspace is managed to facilitate safe and efficient air traffic flow. The DCA works closely with air navigation service providers to manage airspace, air traffic control services, and navigation aids.

4 - Licensing and Certification : Pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, air traffic controllers, and other aviation personnel must obtain licenses or certifications issued by the DCA. These licenses require meeting specified training, experience, and competency standards.

5 - Airworthiness Standards : Aircraft registered in Cyprus must comply with airworthiness standards set by the DCA. This includes requirements for aircraft design, maintenance, and modifications to ensure they are safe to operate.

6 - Safety Oversight : The DCA conducts safety oversight activities, including inspections, audits, and investigations, to ensure compliance with regulations and international safety standards. It collaborates with airlines, airports, and other stakeholders to continuously improve safety performance.

7 - Security Regulations : Cyprus maintains security measures in its aviation sector to prevent unlawful interference with civil aviation. These measures include security screening of passengers and baggage, security checks at airports, and coordination with international security agencies.

8 - International Cooperation : Cyprus actively participates in international aviation forums and collaborates with other countries and organizations to harmonize regulations, enhance aviation safety and security, and promote air transport connectivity.

9 - Emerging Technologies : With the rapid advancement of aviation technologies, including unmanned aerial systems (drones) and commercial space operations, Cyprus is adapting its regulations to accommodate these developments while ensuring safety and security.

Overall, Cyprus's aviation regulations are designed to uphold high standards of safety, security, and efficiency in the country's aviation sector, supporting its position as an important transportation hub in the region.

Overflight Permit Charge's

We do not impose any concealed fees in the processing cost of Civil Aviation Permits and Cyprus Overflight Permits Procedures. Our charges are straightforward and transparent, devoid of any extra fees for Cyprus Overflight Permits. No substantial upfront deposits or commitments are necessary. Our aim is to foster long-term relationships, and we are dedicated to earning your referrals. In addition to receiving crucial monthly financial reports, our discerning clients expect complete reliance on professional teams, a trust that is cultivated through our rigorous administrative and financial control, along with our high service standards.

Overflight Permits Category’s for Adhoc and Private

1 - Overflight Permits (Charter Passenger Flights)
2 - Overflight Permits (Private Passenger Flights)
3 - Overflight Permits (Non-Schedule Cargo Flights)

Overflight Permits Category’s for Block :

1 - Monthly Block Overflight Permits (For Scheduled and Non-schedule Airlines Flights)
2 - Seasonal Block Overflight Permits (Scheduled Commercial Airlines Flights)

Flight Information Region In Cyprus

Cyprus Airspace is divided into 01 Flight Information Regions (FIRs)


Cyprus FIRs ( Entry / Exit Points ) :

West Bound Entry PointWest Bound Exit PointEast Bound Entry PointEast Bound Exit Point

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About Cyprus | History - Geography

Cyprus, officially Republic of Cyprus, Uzbek Uzbekiston or Cyprus Respublikasi, country in Central Asia. It lies mainly between two major rivers, the Syr Darya (ancient Jaxartes River) to the northeast and the Amu Darya (ancient Oxus River) to the southwest, though they only partly form its boundaries. Cyprus is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest and north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east and southeast, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest.

The autonomous republic of Qoraqalpoghiston (Karakalpakstan) is located in the western third of the country. The Soviet government established the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic as a constituent (union) republic of the U.S.S.R. in 1924. Cyprus declared its independence from the Soviet Union on August 31, 1991. The capital is Tashkent (Toshkent).

Cyprus Overflight Permits Procedures

The Given Below Information Is Extracted from the Cyprus AIP

Flight Planning
Restriction, limitation Or Advisory Information

1. Submission of Flight Plan (SERA.4001)

A. Information relative to an intended flight or portion of a flight, to be provided to air traffic services units, shall be in the form of a flight plan. The term 'flight plan' is used to mean variously, full information on all items comprised in the flight plan description, covering the whole route of a flight, or limited information required, inter alia, when the purpose is to obtain a clearance for a minor portion of a flight such as to cross an airway, to take off from, or to land at a controlled aerodrome.

B. A flight plan shall be submitted prior to operating:

I. Any flight or portion thereof to be provided with air traffic control service.

II. Any IFR flight within advisory airspace.

III. Any flight within or into areas, or along routes designated by the competent authority, to facilitate the provision of flight information, alerting and search and rescue services.

IV. Any flight within or into areas or along routes designated by the competent authority, to facilitate coordination with appropriate military units or with air traffic services units in adjacent States in order to avoid the possible need for interception for the purpose of identification.

V. Any flight across international borders, unless otherwise prescribed by the States concerned.

C. A flight plan shall be submitted, before departure, to an air traffic services reporting office or, during flight, transmitted to the appropriate air traffic services unit or air-ground control radio station, unless arrangements have been made for submission of repetitive flight plans.

D. A flight plan for any flight planned to operate across international borders or to be provided with air traffic control service or air traffic advisory service shall be submitted at least sixty minutes before departure, or, if submitted during flight, at a time which will ensure its receipt by the appropriate air traffic services unit at least ten minutes before the aircraft is estimated to reach:

I. The intended point of entry into a control area or advisory area.

II. The point of crossing an airway or advisory route.

. FPL For Flights Requesting Air Traffic Control Service

i. Up to 120 hours but not less than 3 hours before the EOBT for IFR and mixed IFR/VFR flights (DOC 7030-EUR, Chapter 2, 2.3).

ii. At least 30 minutes before the EOBT for the flights which, are subject to ATFCM measures, for Replacement Flight Plans.

iii. No time limit for flights:

a. Subject to unlawful interference.

b. Search and rescue/humanitarian.

c. Ambulance.

e. That have obtained prior permission to insert the STS/ATFMEXEMPTAPPROVED indicator in field 18 of Flight Plan.

f. Other flights defined by ENAC.

iv. At least 30 minutes before the EOBT for VFR flights.

Adherence to Airspace Utilization Rules and Availability

No flight plans shall be filed via the airspace of Nicosia FIR/UIR (Nicosia ACC/UAC) deviating from the State restrictions defined within the Route Availability Document (RAD). This common European reference document contains all airspace utilisation rules and availability for Nicosia FIR/UIR or ACC/UAC or CTA/UTA.

IFR Flight Plan Place Of Submission

Except for RPLs, a flight plan shall be submitted prior to DEP either to the IFPS or to an ARO or during flight to an appropriate ATS unit. The IFPS is the responsible unit for accepting IFR/GAT flight plans, for flights conducted within the IFPS Zone. Unless a flight plan has been received and accepted by the IFPS (i.e an ACK message has been received) the requirement to submit a flight plan for an IFR/GAT flight intending to operate into the IFPS Zone will not have been satisfied and no ATC CLR will be issued for such a flight.

Aircraft Operators shall file their flight plans and associated messages for IFR/GAT flights directly with the IFPS whenever possible, or they can use the intermediate of a local ARO. The IFPS, will send back "Operational Reply Messages" to the message originator (Aircraft Operator or ARO), indicating the status of processing of this flight plan or associated message:

1) An acknowledge message (ACK) will indicate the successful processing of the message.

2) A reject message (REJ) will indicate that the submitted message could not be processed and that the message originator should file a new corrected message.

A manual message (MAN) means that the message contains errors and that it will be presented to an IFPS operator for manual processing. A MAN message will be followed either by an ACK message if the message has been corrected successfully by the IFPS operator, or by a REJ message, if the error(s) could not be solved.

Flight plans shall be sent directly from the operator to the IFPS, for addressing see ENR-1.11.

VFR Flight Plan Place Of Submission
1. International VFR Flights

VFR flights and night VFR flights are not subject to IFPS. Flight plans for such flights shall be submitted to the ARO of the departure aerodrome from 24 hours in advance of the EOBT, for addressing see ENR 1.11.

Note: Unless ATS receives an amended EOBT a VFR flight plan will be cancelled 30 min passed the EOBT in case of controlled flight (Class B and C airspaces) and 1 hour passed the EOBT in case of uncontrolled flight (Class G airspace).

2. Local VFR Flights

A local flight is a flight departing from, and landing at the same aerodrome and:

i. Operating within the CTR/ATZ.

ii. Operating as a training or test flight, in local practice areas outside, but adjacent to, the CTR/ATZ.

iii. Executing training instrument approaches at that aerodrome.

iv. Making directly flights between two local aerodromes.

It is the responsibility of the Training Schools Flight Instructors and the pilots of the light ACFT to be briefed with latest NOTAMs and meteorological conditions before the commencement of the flight.

Flight plans must be filed to the ARO by hand, fax, Email and in special cases by telephone but it remains to the jurisdiction of the ARO duty officer, whenever he/she considers it necessary, to call the pilot to present himself to the ARO Office for further clarifications.

Flight Plan Filing

More details are included in the CFMU handbook and IFPS User’s Manual. The CFMU HANDBOOK is available, for consultation, at the ARO offices. Alternatively, it can be obtained from the following address:

Post: Eurocontrol Library Rue de la Fusée 96 B 1130 Brussels Belgium.
Phone: +32 2 729 3639
Fax: +32 2 729 910

Air Filed Flight Plans (AFIL)

A flight plan submitted during flight should normally be transmitted to the ATS unit in charge of the FIR or CTA in which the ACFT is flying, or through which the ACFT wishes to fly.

In case of an AFIL, the ATS unit receiving the flight plan will be responsible for addressing the flight plan message to all related air traffic services of the other countries involved in the event of overflying or destination.

An AFIL for a FLT to be provided with ATC service shall be submitted at a time which will ensure its receipt by the appropriate ATS unit at least 10 minutes before the ACFT is estimated to reach:

a. The intended point of entry into a CTA.

b. The point of crossing an airway.

c. If the flight plan submitted for the purpose of obtaining ATC service, the ACFT is required to wait for an ATC CLR prior to proceeding under the conditions requiring compliance with ATC procedures.

Addressing Of Flight Plan Messages

Flight plans for IFR flights shall be sent directly or via aerodrome AIS Office of the departure aerodrome to the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) of EUROCONTROL using both AMHS or both SITA addresses.

Operators NOT capable to file FPL and associated messages directly to IFPS FPL shall be sent to Aerodrome ARO unit.

Flight plans for VFR flights shall be sent via aerodrome AIS/ARO office of the departure aerodrome to the following AMHS addresses:

NetworkIFPU 1 Haren BelgiumIFPU 2 Bretigny France

Operators not capable to file FPL and associated messages directly to IFPS FPL shall be sent to Aerodrome ARO Unit.


Flight plans for VFR flights shall be sent via aerodrome AIS/ARO office of the departure aerodrome to the following AMHS addresses:

1. For all Flights within Nicosia FIR:


2. For ARR/DEP Larnaka International Airport:

• LCLKZTZX Larnaka Tower


3. For ARR/DEP Pafos International Airport

• LCPHZTZX Pafos Tower


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