Operations for new Cypriot airliner Cobalt Air went into overdrive this week after tickets finally went on sale, prompting a mad rush for the cheap air deals.
The airliner finally received its commercial licence on Tuesday and, within hours, tickets went on sale. The response, according to Cobalt CEO Andrew Pyne, was “phenomenal”.
Thousands of people piled onto their website to snap up the first tickets prompting it to overload. In the opening hours alone, the website was visited by 30,000 people.
Speaking to The Cyprus Weekly, Philokipros Rousounidis – who is chief of cooperate affairs for Cobalt – said the first flight will commence on July 7 to Athens and the company’s most popular sought after destinations so far are Athens and London.
“From June 20, customers will have the opportunity to buy tickets online from their tablets and smart phones,” he said.
He added: “It’s time for Cyprus to have its own airline once again. Although we are entering a very tough and competitive industry, we are ready to commit and offer the best value for money for our customers.”
The first flights to be made available on Tuesday afternoon were between Larnaca and Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, London, Manchester and Dublin, while other destinations will be added to the platform at a later stage, including Beirut and Tel Aviv, with long-haul destinations in Asia, Africa and America also in the pipeline.
Visit the carrier’s website at www.cobalt.aero or contact its call centres on 7700001 (for Cyprus), 03308080430 (for the UK) and +357 24000001 (for other markets) for more information.