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Blue Air expands its Turin base in Italy

Blue Air has made this announcement:

Blue Air enhances its operations in Italy by allocating an additional aircraft to its Turin base, effective September 2020. Blue Air will introduce three new routes from Turin and will increase current flight frequencies on domestic routes.

Blue Air upgrades its offer of 7 domestic routes (2 New) from Turin with a double daily service to Catania, a daily service to Lamezia Terme and new services to Bari (New) and Cagliari (New), in addition to the existing service to Naples, Alghero and Trapani.

Blue Air will fly to 8 destinations from / to its Turin base, according to the following schedule:

Turin – Catania 13 flights / week ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY

Turin – Lamezia 7 flights / week ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY

Turin – Bari 6 flights / week NEW ROUTE

Turin – Cagliari 4 fights / week NEW ROUTE

Turin – Naples 4 flights/ week ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY

Turin – Alghero 3 flights/ week ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY

Turin – Trapani 2 flights/ week

Turin – Bacau 3 flights/ week NEW ROUTE from October 1st


“We are happy to announce the expansion of our operations in Turin as part of Blue Air’s strategy to offer ever-better connectivity between key regions in Italy. Since 2015, Blue Air has continuously invested in the Turin market, consolidating its operations on the local base and achieving a sustainable growth of its customer base and local expertise. By allocating two aircraft to our Turin base, we are now further developing our local network, introducing new routes and supplementing our flights between Italy’ s most sought-after destinations. Italy is a core market for us, and Blue Air is restating its commitment to the Italian travelers by quickly adapting to the growing demand for domestic travel and by offering more connectivity at best-in-class service and fair prices. At the same time, we respond to the extensive demand for regional connection between Moldova and Northern Italy by reintroducing the Bacau-Turin route from October 1st”. says Oana Petrescu, Blue Air CEO.

Blue Air announces 5 new routes from Bacau starting October 1

Blue Air has made this announcement:

Starting October 1, 2020 Blue Air will fly to 13 destinations from / to its Bacau base, according to the following schedule:

Bacau – London Luton 7 flights/week

Bacau – Rome Fiumicino 7 flights/week

Bacau – Bergamo 6 flights/week

Bacau – Turin 5 flights/week

Bacau – Dublin 4 flights/week

Bacau – Bucharest Otopeni 4 flights/week NEW ROUTE

Bacau – Cluj Napoca 3 flights/week NEW ROUTE

Bacau – Brussels 3 flights/week

Bacau – Paris Beauvais 2 flights/week NEW ROUTE

Bacau – Madrid 2 flights/week

Bacau – Barcelona 2 flights/week

Bacau – Cologne 2 flights/week NEW ROUTE

Bacau – Munich 2 flights/week NEW ROUTE

“We are happy to announce the upgrade in our Bacau operations as part of our committment to focus on better connectivity between key domestic destinations and between major Romanian hubs and the rest of Europe. By allocating three aircraft to our Bacau base we are consolidating our leader position at Bacau Airport and we are strengthening our operations in Bacau with five new domestic and international routes, covering a total of 13 destinations from October 1st.

We are looking forward to October 1st as the day we are able to resume flights from Bacau Airport after its planned closure due to modernization works, and we are ready to better serve our passengers in Bacau with a new flight schedule that now offers direct connections between Moldova and Transylvania and opens up new destinations such as Bucharest, Cluj, Munich, Cologne and Paris” says Oana Petrescu, Blue Air CEO.

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Blue Air adds two new routes to Spain, cancels 6 MAX orders

Blue Air has added two new routes to Spain from Bucharest.

The Bucharest – Valencia route was added on July 3.

The Bucharest – Malaga route was added on July 4.

In other news, Blue Air cancelled its order for 6 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Blue Air announces the reopening of scheduled flights as of early July 2020

Blue Air has announced the gradual reopening of scheduled flights in early July 2020, following a program aligned with the mobility regulations implemented at European level.

Until then, Blue Air will continue to operate on-demand and charter flights, according to the volume in demand and to travel regulations specific to each destination. These flights represent a central part of the company’s strategy to adjust to the new economic conditions generated by the mobility restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Destinations covered by Blue Air On Demand flights

Blue Air currently operates on-demand flights to and from Ireland (Dublin) and charter flights to any destination, provided that customers obtain all travel approvals.

As restrictions are lifted, the covered destinations will be: Belgium (Brussels), Cyprus (Larnaca), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), France (Paris, Nice, Lyon), Germany (Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Ireland (Dublin), Israel (Tel Aviv), Italy (Rome, Florence, Milan, Turin, Naples), Great Britain (London, Liverpool), Norway (Oslo), Spain (Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Malaga) and Sweden (Stockholm).

In addition, with the lifting of restrictions in Italy and Cyprus, Blue Air will operate domestic flights in Italy (from Turin to and from Catania, Lamezia, Naples, Alghero, and Trapani) and Greece – Cyprus, on the routes Larnaca – Athens and Larnaca – Thessaloniki.

In terms of scheduled flights, Blue Air will resume operations with a limited frequency and number of routes, while gradually rebuilding the operational network.

Additional safety measures

Blue Air has implemented rigorous safety protocols on board its aircraft. As early as February, at a time when there was only one case of SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed in our country, Blue Air started to disinfect its planes, being the first and the only airline in Romania whose aircraft were subjected to a daily nebulization process, which uses substances that sterilize the entire space in which they are distributed. This modern process of sterilization and disinfection will be maintained indefinitely.

Furthermore, the Blue Air aircraft are equipped with HEPA air filters that capture over 99.97% of the airborne microbes in the filtered air, while passengers are provided with masks, alcohol wipes and disinfectant gel. As a confirmation of the correctness and effectiveness of the measures implemented, no member of the Blue Air crew was infected with the new coronavirus, despite the fact that during the state of emergency, Blue Air operated numerous charter and repatriation flights, including in the countries of red zone.

Blue Air passengers are required to wear masks throughout the trip, disinfect their hands and  avoid traveling in the cabin; a single hand luggage is allowed on board, measuring 55 x 40 x 20 cm and weighing a maximum of 10 kg. Crews will instruct passengers on sanitary safety measures and ensure their compliance.

The plan to return to normality and actions for recovery

During the period of complete suspension of scheduled flights, Blue Air took all steps to ensure the continuity of its activity in the new context of flight restrictions and limited demand, as well as to obtain the financial resources necessary for resuming activity and for strategic recovery. On April 23, 2020, the Government of Romania approved the start of procedures for granting a state aid in the form of a credit or a guarantee to cover the losses generated by the cessation of activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We, at Blue Air, are looking forward to resume flights as soon as restrictions are lifted and we obtain the financial resources needed to operate a predictable flight schedule. During this difficult period, we continued to fly on demand to make possible repatriations or work – related travel organized by our customers and approved by the authorities. We also operated cargo flights for the transport of masks, medical equipment, and food.

To get through this period, the Blue Air team has implemented a rigorous plan to adapt to the new economic conditions, including fleet optimization, technical unemployment for over 90% of our colleagues and reduced salaries for all our colleagues who remained active. This is our way of restating, in the context of this crisis, our strong commitment to our profession, to Romania and to our passengers.” says Oana Petrescu, CEO of Blue Air.

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Blue Air adjusts the number of flights to destinations in Italy, based on current demand

Blue Air has made this announcement:


“Blue Air is experiencing a significant drop in flight demand on routes in Italy, which has led us to resize the number of flights on these routes. We constantly monitor the evolution of the situation and try to minimize the impact on our passengers, keeping the operations at an opti-mum level, adapted to the travel needs. “– says Oana Petrescu, CEO of Blue Air


Passengers who have flight reservations within this interval and are affected by this measure, will be actively informed and offered best possible alternatives to their travel needs.

In the meantime, we are continuing to implement additional safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 on board our aircraft:

• we constantly check the correct functioning of the air filtration systems, equipped with HEPA filters, capable of capturing 99.97% of the aerial microbes in the filtered air;

• we disinfect, by nebulization, all our aircraft, with active substances that ensure complete sterilization of the space in which they are dispersed;

• we offer passengers and crews alcohol wipes, necessary for disinfecting the hands, protec-tive masks and disinfectant gel;

• we constantly inform the crews and passengers about the prevention methods.

For us at Blue Air the safety of our passengers and crew is a priority during this time, as al-ways.

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Blue Air announces its 2020 summer schedule

Blue Air Boeing 737-82R WL YR-BML (msn 40697) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 947473.

Blue Air, the largest Romanian airline by the number of passengers, launched its 2020 summer schedule. Blue Air passengers can choose out of the 70 routes in 16 European countries for their next summer holiday.

The Blue Air summer schedule becomes effective on March 29, 2020 and is valid until October 31, 2020. The tickets are already available on Blue Air’s reservation website.

Passengers who plan their holidays for the summer of 2020 will be able to choose, among others, the following routes:

From Bucharest to: Barcelona, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Brussels, Castellón, Catania, Cluj Napoca, Copenhagen, Florence, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Iasi, Cologne-Bonn, Larnaca, Lyon, Lisbon, London Luton, Madrid, Malaga, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Nice, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda, Strasbourg, Tel Aviv, Valencia.

From Bacau to: Brussels, Dublin, Liverpool, London Luton, Madrid, Milan-Bergamo, Rome, Turin.

From Cluj to: Bucharest, Dublin

From Iasi to: Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne-Bonn, London Luton, Munich, Paris-Beauvais, Rome Fiumicino, Turin.

From Turin to: Alghero, Catania, Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Trapani.

From Larnaca to: Athens, Bucharest, Thessaloniki.

With a business model based on reducing complexity, i.e. Low Cost – Low Complexity, Blue Air aims to become a leading airline in Central and Eastern Europe.

The company operates Boeing 737 aircraft and is carrying out a complex fleet renewal program so as to provide its passengers with the best travelling conditions. With a team comprising over 1,300 professionals passionate about aviation, the company has an impeccable flight safety track record.

In its more than 14 years of activity, Blue Air has carried over 27 million passengers, of which over 5 million last year. The company is IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its outstanding operational standards and it is a full member of IATA.

Top Copyright Photo: Blue Air Boeing 737-82R WL YR-BML (msn 40697) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 947473.

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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.

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.

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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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