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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.

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Blue Air establishes a new base at Larnaca in the wake of the Cyprus Airways demise

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.

Blue Air 10 years logo

The new routes:

Blue Air Larnaca new routes

Current routes from Bucharest:

Blue Air 1.2015 Route Map

Blue Air aircraft slide show:

Blue Air to add the Bucharest-Milan Linate route

Blue Air (Blue Air Transport Aerian S.A.) (Bucharest) will add the Bucharest-Milan (Linate) route on December 18.

According to the airline, the flights will be operated six times a week, until the end of the 2014-2015 winter season.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Blue Air’s Boeing 737-42C YR-BAO (msn 24813) taxies at Brussels.

Blue Air aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

 

Blue Air to fly Liverpool-Bucharest

Blue Air (BlueAirWeb.com) (Bucharest) as of December 15, 2014, will operate a nonstop flight from Liverpool to Bucharest.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-4Q8 YR-BAR (msn 25371) prepares to taxi at Brussels.

Blue Air: AG Slide Show

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Routes from Bucharest:

Blue Air Bucharest 7.2014 Route Map (LRW)

Blue Air’s new owners lay out their strategy

Blue Air (BlueAirweb.com) (Blue Air Transport Aerien S.A. dba) (Bucharest) was acquired by Airline Management Solutions. The new owners have laid our their strategy and issued this statement:

The new ownership of Blue Air has as objective to strengthen the position in the market. “The target for 2013 is keeping the turnover at the same level as in 2012 and preserving the number of passengers who benefit from our services”, said Gheorghe Răcaru, CEO of Blue Air, during a press conference on Sunday.

He added that for the period 2014-2015, the objective of the new shareholders is to increase the consolidated turnover by 3-5%. “We are considering a radical change in terms of services. From customer service, bookings and catering in the aircraft, you will see radical changes and updates, a first for the Romanian industry. In addition, we are interested in gradually increasing the fleet”, said Răcaru.

The CEO said that the shareholders intend to keep and specialize the current staff. In addition, Gheorghe Răcaru said that the flights will be operated according to the existing schedule, ensuring customers that Blue Air will remain their preferred airline: “We assure our customers that Blue Air will continue to be one of the top airlines in Romania and that all provided services will be at least at the same level of quality, reliability and professionalism as before”.

In turn, Arthur Flieger, lawyer and representative of Airline Management Solutions, the new majority shareholder of Blue Air, said that the transaction goes as planned, with no delays. “From our point of view, even if the process is extensive, all that remains to be done for the sale is just formalities. The actual transfer will be completed probably in two or three weeks”, he explained.

The Airline Management Solutions company has Romanian capital and purchased Blue Air through a transaction worth about 30 million euro, including the assumption of liabilities in the amount of 28 million euro.

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-430 YR-BAK (msn 27005) climbs away from Brussels.

Blue Air: AG Slide Show

Blue Air is for sale

Blue Air (Blue Air Transport Aerian S.A. dba) (Bucharest) is for sale. The low-fare airline is currently owned by Nelu Iordache, who is currently facing charges for embezzling funds according to the Budapest Business Journal.

In January Blue Air Transport Aerian S.A. announced it had has reached an agreement with The Boeing Company to terminate the order placed in 2008 for five Boeing 737NG aircraft. It also stated “Based on the current troubled financial situation at Romstrade SRL, the major shareholder of Blue Air, SC Blue Air Transport Aerian S.A. is not in a position to continue the commitment.”

Six potential investors have expressed interest according to the airline managers.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

Blue Air logo

Blue Air: AG Slide Show

Blue Air cancels its order for five new Boeing 737s

Blue Air (Blue Air Transport Aerien) (Bucharest) has finally cancelled its 2008 order for two new Boeing 737-800s and three 737-900 ERs. The five aircraft were due for delivery in 2015 and 2016.

The order was cancelled after its investor Romstrade encountered financial problems according to this report by Bloomberg.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Blue Air use to operate the newer and larger Boeing 737-800 but downsized to only older Boeing 737-400s and 737-500s in order to reduce costs. Ex-Airberlin Boeing 737-86J D-ABBP (msn 29641) became YR-BID with Blue Air before it left the fleet.

Blue Air: AG Slide Show

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Current routes from Bucharest:

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