[Blue Air offer] Bucharest - Iasi from 320 lei
Earlier this month, Blue Air has announced the first domestic route, which will open from 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 details about the Bucharest - Iasi route, 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 tariffs starting from 320 lei on the route Bucharest - Iaşi, for round trip flights. The prices on the Bucharest - Iasi segment start from 130 lei, and on the Iasi - Bucharest segment from 90 lei. After the taxes were added, including the one for the payment of tickets, we reached the tariff of 317.98 lei (approximately 70 EURO).
We can say that it is a very good fare, given that the Bucharest - Iasi - Bucharest train costs approximately 200 lei, and the distance per segment is covered in 7 hours. We are waiting for the TAROM movement!