Cyprus is considering selling up to a majority stake in troubled state-controlled carrier Cyprus Airways to shore up the airline's ailing finances, its finance minister said on Thursday.
Cyprus Airways has gone through several overhauls in recent years but has been hobbled by stiff competition from cheaper carriers on its most lucrative routes and rising fuel costs. The state controls 69 percent of the airline.
"We have prepared a proposal which will be sent to the cabinet... where I will ask a decision be taken by the government that it is ready to negotiate with a strategic investor or partner, not excluding the granting of a majority stake," finance minister Kikis Kazamias said.
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