Cobalt hires AIA Cargo to build new business for Cyprus
Cobalt has announced that it has appointed Airbridge International Agencies (AIA Cargo) as its worldwide cargo General Sales Agent, with a focus on building new business for both the airline and for Cyprus.
This new appointment marks another positive milestone for the Cypriot airline, and is expected to enable it to generate additional revenues across its growing network by maximising its aircraft cargo hold use.
Cobalt operates scheduled services currently using six aircraft, Airbus A319s and A320s, from its home base at Larnaka Airport to Greece, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Israel, Ireland, France and, from July 20, also to Iran.
AIA Cargo will focus on building new business for the carrier and the island, generating new revenue opportunities by transporting general and special cargo, mail, and pets from across the airline’s network, using the Larnaka base for both imports and exports, as well as using it as a hub connecting the Cobalt international network.
AIA Cargo is expected to oversee all areas covering Cobalt’s cargo business; including marketing, sales, reservations, handling and all cargo interline agreements.
CEO at Cobalt, Andrew Madar, commented: “As Cobalt looks to build on our position as Cyprus’ fastest growing airline, we are constantly looking to extend and grow our services.
“This new partnership with AIA Cargo allows us to build revenue opportunities through imports and exports and maximising Cyprus as a hub between Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.”
Vice President at AIA Cargo, Ben Leon, added: “We are delighted and proud to have been chosen as Cobalt Air’s cargo partner. Our offices across Cobalt’s existing and future destinations are already at work to build this new cargo product to help build [the airline’s] business.
“In addition to our Cargo GSA services, our friendly and experienced Pet Travel and Relocation service, AIA Pets will assist all four-legged travellers to travel safely and comfortably on Cobalt.”