articles | 26 July 2016

Cobalt scheduled flights to Odessa from September 2016

Cobalt has now been allocated traffic rights to operate scheduled services on the route Larnaca-Odessa-Larnaca, a press release from the low-cost carrier said recently.

The plan is to operate three services a week on the route from September onwards.

“Cobalt is fulfilling its pledge to build a strong network based in Larnaca and re-establish our country’s air connectivity, through scheduled flights to a wide range of destinations in Europe,” it said.

“Cobalt has now been allocated traffic rights to operate scheduled services on the route Larnaca-Odessa-Larnaca. The Department of Civil Aviation of Cyprus confirmed the designation of Cobalt as a scheduled carrier on this route on July 18, 2016.”

Cobalt CEO Andrew Pyne said that whilst the airline had experienced serious operational problems during its first few days of operations due to late delivery of aircraft, the airline’s operational performance was now good.

He also said that the airline intended to receive more aircraft during August bringing the total fleet to five airframes.

“Designation on the Odessa route is a very significant step forward for the airline. This will represent our first non EU route and we are very excited about the potential for developing Ukraine/Cyprus tourist traffic,” Pyne also said.

Cobalt is also seeking designation from the Government on a range of other non-EU routes including Lebanon, Egypt and Iran, he added.

Apart from putting Cyprus on the global aviation map, in terms of product, Cobalt aims at offering the best value in the skies with very reasonable prices.

Source: InCyprus

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