A hijacked EgyptAir domestic flight landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus early Tuesday, the airline and Cypriot sources said.

The flight was MS181 from Alexandria to Cairo, the airline said, adding that it would issue information shortly.

The flight had 82 passengers on board and the hijackers have offered to release women and children, former EU commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said on Twitter.

The plane was an Airbus A320 carrying mostly Egyptian passengers, airport sources told NBC News.

The flight landed at 8:50 a.m. local time (1:50 a.m.ET), according to the Cyprus Mail news site.