New airline Cobalt Air, the prospective largest airline of Cyprus, has launched a six-day-a-week service from Gatwick to Larnaca. Cobalt Air launched its first commercial flight from Larnaca to Athens in July 2016. But now it operates to 16 destinations of 10 different countries and has won the award for Start-up of the Year 2017 from the Centre for Aviation (CAPA)
Cyprus has a warm weather to be a preferred destination in winter for a variety of activities including golf, hiking, sailing, skiing in the Troodos mountains etc. Cobalt intends to launch a new business class service on the Gatwick route, featuring large bespoke business seats in a two-by-two configuration in December, where the return fares would be less than £100. Cobalt will have a ‘golf bags fly free’ offer on flights this winter from the UK & Ireland to Cyprus.
Gatwick Airport head of airline relations Stephen King said: “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.”