Cyprus Post Office Eyes Drones for Package Deliveries

January 20, 2019

With Amazon and other companies looking for drone deliveries of packages, Cyprus’ post office is also mulling the use of the devices to bring boxes up to four kilos (8.8 pounds) to customers instead of using carriers.

Andreas Gregoriou, Director of the Department of Postal Services, told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) the office is working with the University of Cyprus KIOS Research Centre to find a way to make it happen.

“We are at a very satisfactory level to see how we can utilise this new technology in order to render the Cyprus postal services more effective and enable them to deliver correspondence, in particular parcels and small packages, on time,” he explained.

He said that drone delivery could begin as soon as they year and would meet Civil Aviation regulations on flying them but there was no explanation of what would happen if customers weren’t home.

“We estimate that by the end of 2019, early 2020, we should be able to say something more specific, at least for a pilot implementation of this concept” he added.


NICOSIA - Following the conclusion of the league cup final in Cyprus, dozens of soccer fans attacked the police, prompting law enforcement to employ tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.