To promote the start of flights between Athens and Paphos, Cobalt brought in comedian and radio DJ Louis Patsalides to help spread the message of the connection between the two cities with a promo show in the Greek capital. Cobalt has brought the two cities back together after Ryanair ended the route on 25 March. Cobalt will offer three weekly flights on the 843-kilometre link between the two airports on its A319s.
- Cobalt has started its second route from Athens (ATH), beginning a three times weekly service to Paphos (PFO), complementing the carrier’s existing service between Larnaca and the Greek capital. Launched 2 May, the 843-kilometre sector will be served by the carrier on its fleet of A319s according to OAG schedules, with it being the only airline offering direct flights between the two airports. The route from Athens to Paphos was last served by Ryanair which ended its six times weekly service on 25 March. With this launch, it means that Cobalt is now serving both commercial airports on the Greek side of Cyprus. In total the airline now has six aircraft in its fleet made-up of two A319s and four A320s, with the aircraft serving 15 routes from Cyprus (14 from Larnaca and one from Paphos). Looking at the airline’s booking engine on its website, the next routes that the carrier will launch from Laranca will be to Moscow Sheremetyevo and St. Petersburg in Russia, and Tehran in Iran.