Blue Air, the low cost Romanian airline, has stepped in to offer some Cobalt customers rescue fares after Cobalt unexpectedly suspended operations last night.
The airline is offering a selection of reduced fare flights for a limited time to customers who are travelling between October and March and who have a cancelled flight reservation.
They are offering rescue fares on the following routes: London (Luton) - Larnaca and Larnaca - London (Luton), Larnaca - Athens, Thessaloniki - Larnaca, Larnaca - Thessaloniki, Athens - Larnaca routes. Prices including taxes start at 69 EUR, one way, to/ from Athens and Thessaloniki and from 99 EUR, one way, to/from Luton(Luton).
The rescue fare is subject to both seat availability and terms & conditions - further details here:
Blue Air: Cobalt Rescue Fares
Cobalt posted a statement on its website late last night confirming it was ceasing operations:
"Cobalt regrets to announce that it will be cancelling all flights as of 23:50pm on October 17, 2018 due to indefinite suspension of Cobalt’s operations.
As a result, future flights or services provided by Cobalt will be cancelled and will no longer operate. Passengers who have un-flown tickets are instructed not to go to Larnaca Airport or any departure airport tomorrow, 18 October 2018 as no Cobalt flights will operate and no Cobalt staff will be present.
For refunds, please contact your credit card provider or Travel Agent.
We sincerely apologise once again and would like to thank our very loyal customers for their support over the last two years of Cobalt operations."
The transport ministry said in a statement that passengers expecting to fly with Cobalt on Thursday should secure one-way tickets in economy class from another airline, and keep their receipt for their reimbursement.
Passengers expecting to travel with the airline for the seven days following Thursday will be informed promptly about travel procedures, the ministry said.
It was not immediately clear how many passengers would be affected, but nine flights had been scheduled to arrive and further nine to depart at Larnaca airport on Thursday.
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