Blue Air, 5 million passengers carried in 2017
A new record for Blue Air! The largest Romanian airline transported, in 2017, 5.061.790 passengers, with 70% more than the previous year and over the initial estimates.
The increase is even more spectacular when compared to the year 2015, when it carried just over 2 millions of passengers.
Blue Air, 5 million passengers
Thus Blue Air maintains its promise to passengers and constantly develops its portfolio of routes and fleet of aircraft.
"We managed to keep track of the number of routes with 104 routes operated regularly and over 700 charter flights. Our passengers received very well the 33 of new routes inaugurated in 2017. And, even at the end of last year, while the Romanians were preparing for the New Year, the Blue Air team enthusiastically welcomed a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, ”said Blue Air General Manager Gheorghe Răcaru.
The increase in the number of passengers by 70% is due to the fact that, in 2017, Blue Air continued to expand. On the one hand, the largest Romanian airline has increased the number of domestic routes, their frequency, but also the direct links between the coast and part of the big cities in Romania.
Blue Air he is proud to know that he has contributed to the development of regions such as Moldova, through the base of Iasi International Airport, but also Transylvania.
Last year it was launched base in Constanța, from where they were operate 506 flights to Rome (Fiumicino), Brussels, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Oradea, Paris Beauvais and Timișoara.
At the same time, Blue Air came with the following news on Romanian bases:
- From Iasi, last year, routes to Turin, Valencia, Munich, Milan Bergamo, Florence and Glasgow were inaugurated.
- From Cluj-Napoca new routes to London (Luton), Larnaca, Nice and Tel Aviv were launched.
- From Bucharest races have been opened to: Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Oslo (Gardermoen), Helsinki.
Blue Air has also increased the number of external routes. A new base was opened in Italy in Alghero (the new base in the company's portfolio).
New Blue Air routes
And Blue Air passengers were able to travel, on 2017, from its international bases to the following new destinations:
- From Liverpool to Rome, Milan Bergamo and Alicante. - From Turin to Copenhagen, Malaga, Seville, Lisbon and Trapani.
- From Larnaca (Cyprus) to Birmingham and Liverpool.
- From Alghero to Rome Fiumicino.
A successful Blue Air in the 2017, which passengers have not yet begun to enjoy, is linked to the order of the 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Blue Air will become the first Boeing 737 MAX operator from Romania. The new aircraft will join the fleet starting in the summer of 2019. They will make a significant contribution to increasing operational performance and environmental protection.
"If in the year 2017 we were not focused on strong investment in the fleet, in 2018 we will focus on consolidating the company internally and externally", concluded Gheorghe Răcaru, General Manager of Blue Air.