Source Pravda.Ru

Helios Airways ends Larnaca-Prague service

A Cypriot airline canceled all its flights between Larnaca and Prague, saying the plane crash in Greece that killed 121 people forced it to rearrange its flight schedule, officials said Tuesday.

Helios Airways was scheduled to run four flights a week between the two cities from Aug. 26-Oct. 28, said Anna Kovarikova, spokeswoman for the Czech Airports Authority.

Passengers whose flights were canceled can receive refunds through their travel agencies or the airline's office in Nicosia.

Helios Airlines Flight ZU522, a Boeing 737-300, crashed into a Greek mountainside on Aug. 14, with 115 passengers and six crew members on board. It took off from Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus, heading for Greece and then Prague.

Greek investigators, aided by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, are continuing to investigate the crash, reports the AP.

According to Guardian, flight from Larnaca, Cyprus to Athens, ran out of fuel before crashing near the village of Grammatikos, 25 miles north of Athens, the report said.

Mr Tsolakis said the investigation was making good progress. "I am a conservative guy but I can judge it as a very fast-moving one," he said. The full report is due in about six months.

Two seconds before impact, the last man conscious in the cockpit of a doomed Cypriot airliner made a desperate call for help - "Mayday, Mayday."

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