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Cobalt expands reach via interline deal with Etihad

Cyprus carrier Cobalt Air has entered into an interline agreement with Etihad Airways as it ramps up its network growth into the Middle East and beyond.

The agreement opens Cyprus up to more than 100 routes onwards from Abu Dhabi to SE Asia and Australasia. The arrangement gives Cobalt a stronger presence in the Middle East, it says, while Etihad once more has a connection to Cyprus – a route it stopped serving in 2014.

Cobalt started flying to Abu Dhabi from Larnaca at the end of February this year using Airbus A320 aircraft, with economy fares from 75 Euros one way. All of its flights to Abu Dhabi also feature its new Business Class (12 seats), with 144 in Economy.

Paul Simmons, chief commercial officer at Cobalt, said: “Cobalt is less than two years old and to be adopted as an interline partner by Etihad Airways, one of the biggest and most prestigious carriers in the world, is major recognition for us. We are delighted to start this exciting new relationship and offer Cyprus people more convenient connections beyond Abu Dhabi.”

Cobalt Air became a member of IATA last year and currently flies to 21 destinations in 12 countries.

[Image: Cobalt Air’s chief commercial officer, Paul Simmons.]

 

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