The start-up Cypriot airline Cobalt has announced new flights to Tehran when the carrier launches operations in late-May 2016. Cyprus’ only airline has the ambition to fill the gaps that Cyprus Airways, Cyprus’ previous national carrier, left. The airline aims to turn Cyprus into a major transit hub with flights to the UK, China, India, South Africa and the U.S. operated by A320 and A330 aircraft.
Speaking to Financial Mirror, Cobalt tells that they already have signed agreements for three A320s, where the first will arrive in a few days. So far, the airline has managed to hire 20 pilots and 16 stewardesses.
As Cyprus and Iran have renewed the air transport agreements, Cobalt intends to start daily flights to Tehran during the summer.
Cobalt has set plans to launch flights to 16 different cities with its future fleet. Currently, there are no regular flights between Iran and Cyprus, with the exception of Qeshm Air and Mahan Air seasonal flights from Tehran to Larnaca during Nouroz and summer.