Cobalt Air is the new Cyprus based airline which has emerged to fill the gap left by the bankruptcy of Cyprus Airways.
From the UK, it currently flies direct from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted to Larnaca and from Gatwick to Athens. Looking at the Business Class seat above, it looks a major improvement on British Airways Club Europe.
(EDIT: Stansted and Manchester are not available from late October, and are either going Summer-only or being cancelled.)
Cobalt has launched Elements, a paid-for loyalty programme. Whilst you need to pay €150 to join, the benefits look good if you use the airline on a regular basis:
- Use of business class check-in desks
- Priority Boarding
- Extra luggage allowance
- Free flight changes (you just pay the fare difference)
- Free seat allocation
- 10% discount on fares
- THREE upgrade vouchers – these can only be applied at check-in and are subject to availability, use of a voucher does not get you lounge access or Fast Track security
You can find out more about Cobalt Elements on this special website. The main Cobalt Air site is here.