Cobalt launched flights to London Gatwick from Larnaca on 30 October, with the South London airport becoming the carrier’s second operation in the UK capital after London Stansted. Seen cutting the cake on the apron at Gatwick on the day of the inauguration are Simon Edwards, Airline Business Development Manager, Gatwick Airport and Andrew Madar, Cobalt CEO. The airline will offer six weekly flights between Larnaca and Gatwick.
Cobalt launched flights between Paphos and Moscow Sheremetyevo on 29 October, with it becoming the carrier’s first-ever service to Russia. Seen at the launch of flights to the Russian capital airport are: Alexander Nikonov, Head of Foreign Airlines Division, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport; Paul Simmons, Commercial Director, Cobalt; and Kostas Kostantinou, Country Representative for Russia, Cobalt. The airline will operate the 2,395-kilometre route twice-weekly (Sundays and Thursdays). This route becomes Cobalt’s second link from Paphos after Athens.
- Cobalt this week launched two new European capital connections, starting on 29 October with flights from Paphos (PFO) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO), becoming the airline’s first-ever service to Russia. The following day the carrier commenced its second link to London, starting a six times weekly service from Larnaca (LCA) to London Gatwick (LGW), adding to its existing London Stansted operation. The 2,395-kilometre route between Cyprus and the Russian capital will be flown twice-weekly (Sundays and Thursdays) on the airline’s A320 fleet according to OAG schedules, with services on the 3,244-kilometre sector from Larnaca to Gatwick seeing a six times weekly operation, also flown on A320s. While no direct competition is offered between Paphos and Sheremetyevo, with this being the first scheduled link between the two airports since 2014, 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.