Romania’s Blue Air launches new Cluj-Birmingham service

Blue Air, one of Romania’s leading carriers, has announced a new thrice-weekly flight service from Birmingham to Cluj, the second largest city in Romania.

Starting December 16, 2016, the Romanian airline will fly to the city of Cluj on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Served by a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the flight will depart Cluj at 09:30 hours, arriving at Birmingham at 10:45 hours and departing Birmingham by 11:30 hours, and arriving Cluj at 16:45 hours. Seats are available for booking at with prices start from £19.99 one-way including taxes and charges.

Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Blue Air has had a very successful few months at Birmingham Airport flying thousands of passengers to and from the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.

‘We are delighted that they are already introducing this second route to Cluj. The city is a cultural and historic centre home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. We look forward to seeing the carrier continue to go from strength to strength here at Birmingham Airport.’

Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air, added: ‘We are extremely pleased to announce our second route to Birmingham starting in December this year, as we expand the network from our newest base at Cluj-Napoca.

‘The growth of tourism and trade between the UK and Romania, and especially Cluj-Napoca which recently has rapidly been emerging, means we have no doubt that this new route will be another success. Cluj is a charming city, the second most populous in Romania, situated in the heart of Transylvania and the central point for seven nearby cities.

‘We look forward to continuing working closely with Birmingham Airport to ensure the longevity of this new service.’

This is the second route after the airline’s inaugural Bucharest launch in March this year. This route has been a success as frequency will be increased from two to three flights per week from the start of winter, Birmingham Airport said in a release.