15 JANUARY 2018


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 15 JANUARY 2018

Cobalt Air expands

A further London route is likely as Cyprus start-up carrier Cobalt Air expands.  The airline already flies to Gatwick and has taken the former Cyprus Airways’ crown as the established Cypriot airline. Established in 2016 it now flies to 18 destinations.

Cobalt Air carried 750,000 passengers in 2017, four times its first year’s business and is on course to increase to one million in 2018, CEO Andrew Madar forecasts.   It also introduced Business Class on selected routes at year-end (having remodelled two of its six Airbus A320/A319s).  

Looking to differentiate itself from the low-cost carrier (LCC) competition, Cobalt’s offering comprises three rows of 12 seats, 2+2 abreast, an enhanced inflight service and 40in seat pitch, complementing 144 Economy seats. 

The offering will be expanded to other European routes and its first Middle East destination, Abu Dhabi, which debuts 28 February, and the established Moscow flights. 

Andrew says he is looking forward to announcing an ‘important’ new London route next month, for end of March start, as Cobalt continues on its path to ‘significantly improve connectivity’ through Cyprus. 

Madar joined Cobalt Air a month after its launch in August 2016.  His CV includes Boeing and GE, where he worked for over 20 years, as well as Comac in China.


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.