Cobalt Air has announced daily flights between London Heathrow and Larnaca, Cyprus from 27th March 2018.
This adds a further daily flight to Cobalt’s current flights from London Gatwick and Stansted.
The outbound flight will leave London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 at 17:20 arriving in Larnaca at 23:50 and the inbound flight will leave Larnaca at 12:45 arriving in Heathrow at 15:45.
The Terminal 3 departure means that there are two good lounges for economy passengers if they have the right card – No 1 Lounge, reviewed here, and the new Club Aspire, reviewed here. Cobalt will almost certainly do a deal with one of these for its business class passengers.
Flights will be operated by an A320 with 12 business class seats and 144 economy seats featuring Cobalt’s new business product as shown in the picture below.
Larnaca is one of the longest BA short-haul routes and there are occasional rumours, increasing recently, of it switching to a long-haul aircraft. The Club Europe seat on a Boeing 767 really is not acceptable for a flight of 4 hours and 40 minutes.
I think this looks like an impressive alternative to BA on this route. You can find out more on the Cobalt website here.