Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air will extend its summer service to operate year round flights between Dublin and Larnaca, according to a release by Dublin Airport.
The airline initially started a twice weekly service between July and September in 2016.
Welcoming the decision, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, ‘Dublin-Larnaca was one of Cobalt Air’s first routes and today’s announcement that the route will be a year round service is testament to its success and popularity.’
‘Cyprus is a very popular destination for Irish holidaymakers seeking a sunshine break. We will continue to work with Cobalt Air to ensure its continued success,’ he added.
A Cobalt Air spokesman said, ‘This continues our commitment to the Irish market which has flocked to Cyprus in record numbers this summer. Irish visitors can look forward to a wider range of onward connections from Larnaca, including Tel Aviv so there’s never been a better time to book a flight on Cobalt Air.’
Dublin Airport also recently announced the launch of Aer Lingus’ new direct transatlantic service to Miami. Aer Lingus will operate its new three times weekly service – on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays – on a year-round basis.
‘We are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus’ new transatlantic service to Miami,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. ‘This new route offers further choice and flexibility for both business and leisure passengers.’
Transatlantic traffic at Dublin Airport has increased by 67 percent in the past five years and Dublin is the fifth largest airport in Europe for North American connectivity after Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, Harrison added.
Dublin Airport has direct flights to over 185 destinations in 41 countries operated by a total of 47 airlines. More than 16.9 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first seven months of the year, which is a six percent increase on the same period in 2016, the airport noted.