Cobalt commenced daily services to London Heathrow from Larnaca on 27 March. Pictured on the ground at the UK airport with the crew is the airline’s CEO Andrew Madar. Inside Heathrow’s Terminal 3, where Cobalt flights will operate from, the crew were then joined by the carrier’s Commercial Director Paul Simmons.
- Cobalt commenced three new routes for the start of S18, with two being from Larnaca (LCA) to Copenhagen (CPH) and London Heathrow (LHR). The third route launch marked the carrier’s first non-Cypriot service, a connection between Athens (ATH) and London Gatwick (LGW). Both Larnaca routes launched on 27 March, with services on the 2,805-kilometre link to the Danish capital being flown twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays). The 3,275-kilometre connection to Heathrow sees a daily rotation. Athens to Gatwick services commenced on 31 March, with the 2,390-kilometre sector between the Greek capital and London’s second busiest airport seeing a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) operation. All of the routes launched this week will face direct competition, with Copenhagen services going head-to-head with Norwegian which also operates the route twice-weekly. Heathrow flights will face British Airways, with the oneworld member operating a twice-daily service, with one of these being flown on 767-300s. Finally Athens to Gatwick flights will go up against easyJet, with the UK LCC offering up to 11 weekly flights. Both routes to London will be flown on the carrier’s fleet of A320s, while Copenhagen services will see a mixture of A319 and A320 rotations.