Cobalt Aero :: Newest Carrier Takes to Cyprus Skies
There is yet another aircraft logo appearing in Eastern Mediterranean skies after the demise of Cypriot state carrier, Cyprus Airways. It is #Cobalt Aero flying A320 aircraft. The new company is based in Larnaca (IATA Code: LCA)
Press reports indicate from July7, 2016 a regular schedule includes services from #Larnaca to #Heraklion (HER) #Crete on Tuesdays and Fridays with one flight returning on Tuesdays and the other on Saturdays.
Between Larnaca and #Chania (CHQ) also on #Crete on a twice weekly basis on Fridays and Sundays, initially.
Other points in Greece in Cobalt's summer schedule will be:
Larnaca - Athens to be twice daily
Larnaca - Thessaloniki to be four weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
As for the UK:
Larnaca – London Stansted will be 6 weekly (except Wednesdays)
Larnaca – Manchester twice weekly (Thursdays and Sundays)
This will be Cobalt's inaugural scheduled flight for the new airline and flies on Thursday July7
Larnaca – Dublin twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Cobalt Aero faces stiff competition already in place from the likes of easyJet, British Airways and Aegean Air.
|Cobalt Aero's A320 inaugural Larnaca-Manchester on July 7, 2016|
Bookings are open on the Cobalt website with its excellent route map. You'll find #Cobalt flight numbers prefixed with the letters "CO" previously the domain of Continental Airlines until its merger with #UnitedAirlines that started in 2010.
Note: Cobalt accepts for online bookings the Visa and MasterCard credit cards and debit cards Visa Connect, Visa Electron, MasterCard Prepaid & Visa Delta. All cards incur a fee of 2.5% of the total transaction value. That payment approach favours the low cost tickets instead of a fixed fee per booking charged by some other airlines.