30 Mar Romanian airline Blue Air launches six new routes from June 15
Romanian airline Blue Air launches six new routes from June 15
Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air, the second biggest air carrier in the local market, will operate six new routes starting June 15, according to an announcement the company made yesterday. Two of them will connect Romania’s capital Bucharest to Finland’s capital Helsinki and Norway’s Oslo, three will fly from Iasi to Florence, Glasgow, and Milan Bergamo, and one from Liverpool to Larnaca. The company will reach a total of 104 routes this summer. Besides this, it will also have 700 charter flights, said Blue Air general director Gheorghe Racaru. In 2016, the company saw an advance of 80% in the number of passengers. For this year, it plans to reach 4.05 million passengers, up 12.8% over 2016.
The market leader remains Hungarian airline Wizz Air, which recorded a traffic of 5.5 million in the local market last year, up 23% year-on-year. Blue Air managed to surpass the national airline Tarom last year, which recorded 2.41 million passengers, up 1% over 2015.