Category Archives: Blue Air

Air Moldova is acquired by Blue Air

Blue Air Boeing 737-8Q8 WL YR-BMF (msn 28220) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943432.

Blue Air has issued this statement:

Civil Aviation Group LLC was declared the winner of the privatization process of the national Moldavian Airline – Air Moldova. The company offered a price of MDL 50 million (roughly €2,560,000) and will also take over the MLD 1,2 billion (roughly €61,500,000) debt of the company.

The consortium comprises Romanian airline Blue Air and a group of investors from the Republic of Moldova. This partnership brings together the international experience of a modern and successful airline and the financial resources required for Air Moldova’s development.

The new shareholder will maintain the current flight schedule of Air Moldova and the priority is to regain the customer’s confidence while improving the company’s commercial performance.

Civil Aviation Group LLC undertakes to transform Air Moldova into a modern and successful airline with a strong team, inspired to deliver great customer experiences.

With access to the latest IT technology, the development of its infrastructure and the modernization of its fleet, as well as the aviation experience of the Romanian operator, Air Moldova will be able to broaden its horizons and develop in a sustainable manner, offering new opportunities for the young professionals who want to discover a career in this dynamic industry.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Blue Air and Air Moldova): Blue Air Boeing 737-8Q8 WL YR-BMF (msn 28220) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943432.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Air Moldova Airbus A319-112 ER-AXM (msn 1786) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 941235.

Air Moldova Airbus A319-112 ER-AXM (msn 1786) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 941235.

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Blue Air’s fleet plans, Boeing 737 Classics to be retired

To be replaced with new MAX 8s, likely by 2021

Currently, Blue Air operates 29 Boeing 737 aircraft, with series 737-300, 737-400, 737-500, 737-700 and 737-800 with a capacity between 120 and 189 seats.

In the summer of 2017, Blue Air announced a firm order of twelve Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, that will enter the fleet starting in the second quarter of 2019.

Blue Air’s fleet was retrofitted with a more comfortable, better designed seat – Recaro. Passengers can now experience one of the lightest class of seats, designed for relaxation, with reclinable backrests.

Blue Air currently operates two Boeing 737-300s, six Boeing 737-400s and six Boeing 737-500s. The new MAX 8s will replace the Boeing 737 Classics. The new MAX 8s will be delivered in the 2019 – 2021 time frame. The -300s are likely to be the first type to be replaced since there are only two aircraft. The -300s and -400s are expected to be retired by 2020 and the -500s likely by 2021 when the last new aircraft is delivered.

Top Copyright Photo: Blue Air Boeing 737-530 YR-AMA (msn 24942) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 940979.

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Blue Air is now flying from Liverpool to Malaga

10 Years logo, operating for TUI

Blue Air has made this announcement:

 

Liverpool’s newest airline, Blue Air, is now offering passengers an escape from the January blues by announcing a brand-new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malaga, Spain.

The new route is operating between January 12 and October 27, 2018.

This new route to Malaga follows on from the success of Blue Air’s recent announcement that the airline will be flying to Palma de Mallorca in Spain from this summer. The popular holiday location was voted the most desired destination by Blue Air passengers and members of the public and as a result was added to their summer 2018 schedule.

Blue Air has been operating for over 13 years and in 2017 Liverpool became Blue Air’s eighth European base in March last year with one of the airline’s 144 seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft at being located at LJLA.

Copyright Photo: Blue Air Boeing 737-85R WL YR-BMB (msn 29037) AMS (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 933097.

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Blue Air to fly Paris CDG – Turin, establishes Blue Air Moravia in Brno

Blue Air Boeing 737-5L9 YR-BAG (msn 24778) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938923.

Blue Air (Bucharest) has announced a brand-new route from Paris (Charles De Gaulle) to Turin in the spring of 2018.

The airline is already selling tickets and the first flight is scheduled for March 25th 2018. Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the airline’s Boeing 737 will take off heading to Turin, the heart of Piemonte, as follows:

Paris (CDG)Turin: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – 10:15 (departure) – 11:30 (arrival)

TurinParis (CDG): Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – 8:15 (departure) – 9:30 (arrival)

In other news, Blue Air is establishing Blue Air Moravia as subsidiary based in Brno, Czech Republic. Operations will commence in March 2018. The South Moravian Regional Council will control 35% of the stock with Blue controlling the other 65%. A Boeing 737-500 (pictured) will be based in Brno and will operate to Barcelona, Brussels, Dubrovnik, Lvov, Milan and Split.

Copyright Photo: Blue Air Boeing 737-5L9 YR-BAG (msn 24778) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938923.

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Blue Air to launch seven new routes from Brno –Tuřany Airport

Blue Air's 2017 "Liverpool Cool City Warm Welcome" logo jet

Blue Air is planning to commence five new routes from Brno in late March, 2018. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.

The five new destinations from Brno are Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels and Lviv.

In the summer of 2018, Blue Air will add service to Split and Dubrovnik from Brno.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Blue Air): Blue Air Boeing 737-8K5 WL YR-BMH (msn 27980) BGY (Liverpool) (Marco Finelli). Image: 937502.

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Blue Air to add a new route from Liverpool

Leased to TUI Airlines Netherlands

Blue Air will launch a new route connecting Liverpool with Palma de Mallorca starting on June 2, 2018. The new route will operate twice-weekly.

The Romanian carrier will also start Turin – Paris (CDG) flights starting on march 25, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Blue Air Boeing 737-86N WL YR-BME (msn 34251) AMS (Marco Finelli). Image: 932711.

 

Blue Air to become a Boeing 737 MAX operator

Boeing and Blue Air have announced an order for six 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

The Romanian carrier will also lease a further six 737 MAXs and six Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Lease Corporation.

 

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3,700 orders from 87 customers worldwide. The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the successful Next-Generation 737 family.

As Romania’s leading airline company, Blue Air was founded in Bucharest in 2004 and developed throughout the years to become a pan-European Smart Flying operator with bases in Romania, Italy, the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

Since 2016, it has become the largest Romanian by scheduled passengers flown, operating flights to more than 100 destinations in 16 countries. The Smart Flying model provides superior passenger satisfaction through proven safe operations, reliable wide network schedule and customer-centric approach offering guests an affordable and friendly experience.

Image: Boeing.