Cypriot airline Cobalt announced it is now serving flights between Cyprus and London Gatwick, Frankfurt and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Flights between Larnaca and Gatwick are scheduled to operate six times weekly, while services between Larnaca-Frankfurt and Paphos-Moscow are each twice weekly.
Cobalt’s CEO, Andrew Madar, said: “I am delighted to launch Moscow Sheremetyevo, London Gatwick and Frankfurt this week. Cobalt has quickly become the preferred airline of the Cypriot people; and we can’t wait to show you our great welcome and onboard service as you start your holiday or business trip from Cyprus.
“At Cobalt, we know the value of reliability, competitive pricing and a genuine focus on customer care – which was recognised within the global airline community earlier this month [referring to the airline’s 2017 CAPA Start Up Airline of the Year award].
“We are genuinely different. Not Legacy, not LCC [low-cost carrier], just Cobalt.”
“IMPRESSIVE, ATTRACTIVE SERVICE”
Gatwick is the Cyprus carrier’s second link to London, adding to its existing London Stansted operation.
Services on the 3,244km route from Larnaca to Gatwick, will also be flown on the airline’s A320 aircraft.
Airline Relations chief at Gatwick Airport, Stephen King, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the award-winning Cobalt Air to Gatwick.
“The regular six-day-a-week service is likely to be popular with both holiday travellers and those flying on business, particularly as the airline offers some impressive airfares and an attractive business class service.”
— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) October 31, 2017
According to anna.aero, flights from Larnaca to the UK capital’s second largest airport will go head-to-head with easyJet which offers a daily service and Thomas Cook Airlines which operates a weekly rotation.
FIRST RUSSIA SERVICE
Flights between Paphos and Moscow Sheremetyevo – the airline’s first-ever service to Russia – began on October 29.
This route becomes the carrier’s second service from Paphos after Athens.
The 2,395km route between Paphos and Moscow will be flown twice-weekly (Sunday, Thursday) via the airline’s A320 aircraft.
Services between Paphos and Sheremetyevo are the first scheduled link between the two airports since 2014, according to anna.aero.
— Аэропорт Шереметьево (@svo_airport) October 30, 2017
“MANY HAPPY LANDINGS”
Commenting on the airline’s new service to Frankfurt, Executive Director Operations at Frankfurt Airport, Anke Giesen, said: “We are very happy to welcome Cobalt Air.
“The connections offered by Cyprus’ largest airline are an excellent addition to the route network here at Frankfurt into a very popular Mediterranean destination.
“We wish Cobalt Air many happy landings at FRA.”
— Frankfurt Airport (@Airport_FRA) October 22, 2017