Pictured with the flight crew who operated Cobalt’s inaugural service to Düsseldorf on 3 May is Florian Bongard, Manager Airline Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport. This service becomes the Cypriot carrier’s second route to Germany after Frankfurt, with it scheduled to operate into Düsseldorf twice-weekly (Thursdays and Saturdays) this summer.
- Cobalt made its Düsseldorf (DUS) debut on 3 May, the day which saw it commence a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Saturdays) service from Larnaca (LCA). “Düsseldorf is a very welcome addition to our expanding European network and complements our regular Frankfurt services. We are pleased to be linking Cyprus with such a popular region in Germany, which is an important business and financial hub too, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs,” commented Andrew Madar, CEO of Cobalt, about the new service. Scheduled to be operated using the Cypriot carrier’s fleet of A319s, the 2,813-kilometre sector is already served by Condor twice-weekly. As stated by Madar, Düsseldorf is Cobalt’s second German destination, with it having launched flights to Frankfurt on 1 November. Since its first commercial flight in June 2016, Cobalt has built a robust network from Larnaca, with it operating six aircraft and flying to 19 destination from Cyprus’ busiest airport, with this number increasing to 22 when it adds services to Geneva and Mykonos in the coming weeks. As well as its Larnaca originating services, the carrier also connects Athens to Paphos and London Gatwick, meaning that in total the carrier will be operating 24 routes this summer, resulting in 168 weekly departures based on OAG schedules.