Nicosia, Sunday, 14th August 2005, 21:00: The Helios Airways Board of Directors met today and further to our previous communication on the Helios Airways tragic incident today, it is confirmed that no further official information from the crash site has been given by authorities. We also wish to confirm that the aircraft was fully serviceable and airworthy before it departed. The names of all passengers and crew as required were given timely to the police authorities in Cyprus and Greece who have been contacting the families involved. The majority of the passengers were adults.
Helios Airways directors, management and staff are devastated by this event and the thoughts of everyone are with the families of the passengers and crew, to whom we shall give every possible support.
Arrangements are being made together with the Government for the relatives of the passengers and crew to be flown to Athens. An announcement to this effect will be made in due course.