[Blue Air offer] Bucharest - Iasi from 320 lei
Earlier this month, Blue Air announced the first domestic route, which will open starting October 25, 2015, Bucharest - Iasi. I presented the schedule and the rates were announced that they will start from 47.9 EURO / segment (VAT and taxes included), fare includes free hand luggage within the limit of 10 kg, 1 hold baggage within the limit of 32 kg and a snack during the flight. As we can see, the low-cost operator goes to the full-service passenger area.
On this route, Blue Air is in direct competition with TAROM, the national carrier of Romania, which honors this route with 4 daily flights. Some time ago, TAROM came with clarifications regarding the route Bucharest - Iasi, announcing that it keeps the frequency of 4 flights and in winter time 2015 / 2016, but has also announced fares from 79 EURO for round trip flights, in the economy class. Rates include cabin baggage within the limit of 10 kg, hold luggage (one piece up to 23 kg) and a snack containing a sandwich and cake.
During this day, Cristian Dumitru, a loyal AirlinesTravel reader, pointed out to me that something was happening on this route, and Blue Air just lowered the fares. I went in the site of the air operator, we simulated and the information is confirmed.
Blue Air has charged in the system fares starting from 320 lei on the route Bucharest - Iaşi, for round-trip flights. The prices on the Bucharest - Iaşi segment start from 130 lei, and on the Iaşi - Bucharest segment from 90 lei. After the taxes were added, including the one for paying the tickets, we reached the tariff of 317.98 lei (approximately 70 EURO).
We can say that it is a very good fare, given that Bucharest - Iasi - Bucharest by train costs approximately 200 lei, and the distance per segment is covered in 7 hours. We are waiting for the TAROM movement!