Blue Air, Romania’s leading airline, has launched thrice weekly flights from Birmingham to Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in Romania.
Cluj-Napoca is rich in architecture and is home to one of the largest Gothic churches in Romania, as well as many baroque buildings and medieval towers. The city features several Bohemian cafes, music festivals and has a vibrant nightlife.
Launched on December 16, 2016, the new route is served by a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and flies to the city of Cluj-Napoca on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The new service departs Cluj-Napoca at 10:00 hours to arrive Birmingham at 11:30 hours; on return, the flight will depart Birmingham at 12:15 hours to arrive Cluj-Napoca at 17:15 hours.
Seats are available for booking at www.blueairweb.com, with prices starting from only £24.99 one-way including taxes and charges.
The new route follows the airline’s announcement of its new service between Birmingham and Larnaca starting in March 2017, and its inaugural Bucharest route that was launched March this year.
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer 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-Napoca. The Romanian city will be a popular city break destination for our passengers as it is a cultural and historic centre home to universities, great 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, said: ‘It is indeed a proud moment for us at Blue Air to enhance our presence at Birmingham with the addition of thrice-weekly flights to and from the heart of Transylvania – Cluj-Napoca, adding to the existing Bucharest operation. We are also gearing up to introduce even more flights to Birmingham by adding another service from our Larnaca base starting in March 2017.
‘The West Midlands is an important market for us, building our position at the airport demonstrates an ongoing commitment to Birmingham as a valuable part of the Blue Air family. One of the key opportunities at this airport is the mixture of leisure and business passengers allowing a strong volume of traffic all year round. Romania has excellent trade links with the UK and so we are confident the route will be a success.’