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Cobalt to start new Dublin Larnaca scheduled service

16th May 2017 - 4:15pm

Cobalt, a Cyprus based airline, are starting a new route from Dublin to Larnaca on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May until 31st October and once per week during the winter.   “Cyprus historically hosted up to 70,000 Irish tourists annually, however due to a lack of a direct air link these numbers have dwindled to near zero.   Cyprus has a lot to offer and similar to Ireland is keen to develop alternative touristic areas.   Offering more than just fantastic weather and superb beaches, Cyprus is developing year-round activities, from skiing to wine tasting and bird watching to swimming with the turtles, it has plenty to offer all age groups,” said Andrew Madar (Cobalt  Chief Executive).

While Cobalt is starting with a point-to-point service from Dublin to Larnaca, it already has plans to expand, according to Mr Madar.   “We will offer connections from Dublin via Larnaca to Israel and Lebanon from June and we look forward to offering a great Cypriot-style ‘Fáilte’ to our Irish customers.”   Cyprus is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting more than two million visitors annually.   Dublin Airport had charter services to Cyprus in the past, however, this will be the first direct scheduled service to the island.   Cobalt, which started operations in June 2016, is Cyprus’ first airline since the collapse of Cyprus Airways in January 2015. The new airline will operate its Dublin route with a 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft.

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