Romanian airline Blue Air, which currently operates 65 routes in Europe, has commenced its first flight from Glasgow to Bucharest.
The new route – also the first route that Blue Air will fly from Glasgow – was launched on December 17 and will be available every Thursday and Sunday. Tickets are available for sale, with prices starting from GBP24.99 (one-way, taxes included,) on www.blueairweb.com.
Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said: ‘This new Bucharest service from Blue Air is sure to be popular with both our business and leisure customers.
As well as offering a key transport link to one of Eastern Europe’s central cities, this twice weekly service will also be a great link for ex-pats and those seeking a historical and cultured city break.
We are looking forward to working with our new airline partner Blue Air to ensure the success of this service at Glasgow Airport.’
‘Since its first flight more than ten years ago, Blue Air has been permanently developing, with new routes, fleet increases and new services that offer passengers an extremely pleasant experience on board of our aircrafts. It is my pleasure to announce the new Glasgow to Bucharest route Glasgow and I would like to recognise the support and openness of the Glasgow Airport representatives’, Blue Air general manager Gheorghe Racaru said when the plan for the new route was announced in September.
Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air chief commercial officer said: ‘This new route is aimed primarily at holiday-makers, considering the vast touristic potential of both Romania and Scotland. It will also be incredibly popular with the Romanian community in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
‘Blue Air has also distinguished itself this year by completing two major projects – achieving the IOSA certification and signing a partnership with Amadeus and Sabre. Blue Air currently operates 15 aircraft, and by the end of March 2016 it will reach a total of 20 Boeing 737 aircrafts.
‘At present, Blue Air has three operational bases in Romania and two overseas bases in Italy and Cyprus – by next summer, we will fly to 66 routes within Europe.’
Blue Air has received a certificate of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its exceptional operational standards.