Cobalt Air rounded off a busy summer route launch week with the start of twice-weekly London Gatwick Airport to Athens International Airport scheduled flights on 31 March.
The Cypriot carrier, which also commenced London Heathrow to Larnaca daily on 27 March saw a strong start to the Easter holiday period with its bolstered UK network, carrying over 1,300 passengers between Easter Friday-Monday from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester to Larnaca.
Cobalt’s new Athens service is its third route from the Greek capital (alongside Larnaca and Paphos) and its second Gatwick route, operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
Gatwick Airport airline business development manager, Simon Edwards said: “It’s great to see Cobalt Air expanding its route network from Gatwick with this fantastic new service to Athens.
“The Greek capital is an enchanting ancient city with an enduring popularity among British holidaymakers, and we’re very excited that passengers will now have even more opportunities to travel there from Gatwick in the future.”
Cobalt Air chief executive officer, Andrew Madar added: “We are delighted to be adding Athens, alongside Larnaca, to our important UK route map from Gatwick Airport, bringing both an economy and business class offering, plus attractive fares.
“This Easter weekend was exceptionally busy for us and our UK routes performed very well with high load factors. As a young airline, we are beginning to build some loyalty, and this is very pleasing to see.”