(Video) Flashback: Cluj - Bucharest with SAAB 2000 Blue Air

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Cristian Dumitru provided us with a video of the take-off of the aircraft SAAB NEVER Blue Air pe route Cluj - Băneasa, Bucharest, from September 8, 2009. The flight duration was approximately 45 minutes, between 20:00 and 20:45.

It is true that I was slightly surprised that Blue Air also had SAAB 2000 in its fleet. From July 15 to September 15, 2009, Blue Air leased the aircraft SAAB 2000 (YR-SBM) full Carpatair.

YR-SBM-Blue-Air-Saab-2000 / PHOTO: planespotters.net
YR-SBM-Blue-Air-Saab-2000 / PHOTO: planespotters.net

Currently, the aircraft is 20.1 years old and is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines. After what Carpatair has given up the SAAB 2000 aircraft fleet, it arrived in the Swedish Aircraft Holdings fleet.

Carpatair left the Romanian market, giving up regular flights. Out of the vast fleet, Carpatair stopped 2 Fokker 100 (YR-FKA and YR-FKB) with an average age of 23 and started operating charter flights and providing leasing & ACMI services. This year, Carpatair introduced the new livery.

Blue Air gave up domestic routes and expanded further into Europe. It has opened a base in Italy and one in Cyprus and continues to expand its operational network in Romania. Blue Air currently operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. In December 2014, Blue Air is 10 years old!

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