New Blue Air destination: Sibiu-London
The winter schedule of Blue Air is valid between October 25, 2009 and March 27, 2010.
The flights bound for London operated by Blue Air start from three national airports: Bucharest (London, Stansted), Bacau (London, Luton) and Sibiu (London, Stansted).
„So far Blue Air has been operating five direct destinations from Sibiu: Madrid, Stuttgart, Cologne, Rome and Milan. Starting on October 25, the sixth direct flight will be added, the one bound for London,” said Adrian Ionascu, managing director of Blue Air.
The Blue Air company is authorized to run domestic and international regular passenger flights, charter flights on request and cargo transports. The company’s fleet is made up at present of nine Boeing 737 aircraft seating between 126 and 189.
In 2008 over 1.11 million passengers flew Blue Air. As against the seme time span last year, when more than 900,000 passengers chose to fly the Romanian air transport operator, Blue Sir registered a more than 23 percent increase in its operations.
For 2009 Blue Air anticipates a total of 1.7 million passengers. As regards the economic indicators, Blue Air posted 124,13 million euros in turnover in 2008 and estimates 170 million for 2009.
In 2008 Blue Air won the lease, which was signed for 34 years, of the airport in Bacau (eastern Romania), according to which the above-mentioned company will invest 45 million euros in the development of the infrastructure, in building the landing and starting strip, in extending the platforms with a view to ensuring the spaces meant for the aircraft parking and operation, in making a new terminal as well as in ensuring the luggage operating system.
To all this one can add a contract for building a new terminal at the Baneasa Airport in Bucharest, an investment amounting to about 10 million euros, and a contract signed with the Romanian Post by which Blue Air was designated the official carrier for this institution.