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.
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.
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)
Turin – Paris (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.
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.
Blue Air (Bucharest) is opening a new operational base in Cyprus and will start operating daily flights Larnaca to Athens and thrice-weekly flights to Thessaloniki. Blue Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-4Q8 YR-BAR (msn 25371) is pictured at Luton Airport near London.