Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air is raising the number of flights operated between Manchester and Larnaca for this summer.

A third weekly frequency from Manchester to Larnaca will be offered together with a year-round service following a successful first year of operation from the north-west hub.

Cobalt Air operates a fleet of Airbus A320s with fares starting at £76.03 one way.

Airline chief executive, Andrew Madar, said: “Cobalt is committed to serving the Manchester-Larnaca route year round. Our commitment to Manchester is evident from our increase in frequency from twice to three times per week which will be available year round.”

Airport commercial director Stephen Turner said “It’s great news that Cobalt Air has chosen to increase the frequency of their flights to Larnaca and also offer year round services.

“Cyprus continues to be a hugely popular destination for the 22 million passengers in our catchment area.”