"The aircraft returned for precautionary reasons, to undergo checks," said Christos Kyriakides, the airline's director.
Lightning struck the right engine of the Airbus 319 jet as it flew over Paphos, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Larnaca, the Cyprus News Agency said.
The plane touched down around 10.15 a.m. (0715 GMT), 45 minutes after taking off.
Riyadh will not make contradictory statements, nor will it ask for explanations, as Moscow does in the case of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov