Cobalt commenced operations to Frankfurt on 1 November, with the German airport having a cake to welcome its newest carrier along with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the route. Proceedings were carried out by Heiko Haffer, Senior Manager Sales and Customer Relations, Fraport, and David Lee, Head of Marketing & Ancillary Revenue, Cobalt. Along with a cake- and ribbon-cutting, Frankfurt Airport presented Cobalt with a traditional Frankfurt Bembel jug, which is used for Frankfurt “Apfelwein” (apple wine).
- Cobalt has now added Germany to its European route map, with the carrier linking its Larnaca (LCA) hub to Frankfurt (FRA). This route follows on from the link that the airline launched between Larnaca and London Gatwick last week, while it also recently started services from Paphos to Moscow Sheremetyevo. Andrew Madar, CEO, Cobalt Air commented on the new Frankfurt route by saying: “I am delighted that Cobalt is now flying to Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s busiest and most important airport, from Larnaca. Cobalt has quickly become the preferred airline of the Cypriot people and we can’t wait to show them our great welcome and on-board service as they start their holiday or business trip from Frankfurt to Cyprus.” Launched on 1 November, the 2,633-kilometre link to Germany will be flown twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Fridays) on a mixture of the airline’s A319s and A320s. Cobalt becomes the third airline to link Larnaca and Frankfurt, with Lufthansa (twice-weekly flights) and Condor (weekly) already serving the airport pair. Germany becomes Cobalt’s tenth international country market after France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and UK.