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Blue Air Boeing 737-800 at Roma Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino – LIRF, Italy Photo: Aldo Bidini GFDL 1.2

Blue Air Announces Italian Expansion

Romania’s Blue Air has announced that it will strengthen its strategic position in Italy with new routes and additional flights to Turin, Italy starting September 2020, the airline announced in a press release.

The airline is slated to enhance its operations in Italy by deploying an additional aircraft to its Turin base in September. The deployment will enable Blue Air to launch three new routes from Turin and increase current flight frequencies on domestic routes.

The Bucharest-based airline plans to operate flights on seven domestic routes from Turin with a twice-a-day service to Catania ad a daily service to Lamezia Terme, Bari and Cagliari. The new flights are in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Naples, Alghero and Trapani.

Turin – Catania 13 flights / week Additional frequency
Turin – Lamezia 7 flights / week Additional frequency
Turin – Bari 6 flights / week New route
Turin – Cagliari 4 fights / week New route
Turin – Naples 4 flights/ week Additional frequency
Turin – Alghero 3 flights/ week Additional frequency
Turin – Trapani 2 flights/ week
Turin – Bacau 3 flights/ week New route

With the latest expansion Italy, the airline aims at becoming a front-runner among airlines in Central and Eastern Europe. Blue Air has recently announced another expansion with five new routes from Bacau, Romania starting on Oct. 1 as soon as the modernization process at Bacau Airport is completed.

With the end of airport closure, the airline will provide direct connections between Moldova and Transylvania, a region in central Romania, and launch flights to new destinations in Romania, Germany and France. The airline will allocate three aircraft to its Bacau base and fly to 13 destinations from its Bacau starting Oct. 1.

Blue Air Expansion in Romania

Blue Air is also launching a number of new routes out of Bacau, focusing on international routes. The airline is resuming a number of services and launcing new services to Paris and Cologne and Munich, Germany in addition to domestic routes from Bacau to Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.

Bacau – London Luton 7 flights/week
Bacau – Rome Fiumicino 7 flights/week
Bacau – Bergamo 6 flights/week
Bacau – Turin 5 flights/week
Bacau – Dublin 4 flights/week
Bacau – Bucharest Otopeni 4 flights/week New route
Bacau – Cluj Napoca 2 flights/ week New route
Bacau – Brussels 3 flights/week
Bacau – Paris Beauvais 2 flights/week New route
Bacau – Madrid 2 flights/week
Bacau – Barcelona 2 flights/week
Bacau – Cologne 2 flights/week New route
Bacau – Munich 2 flights/week New route

“We are happy to announce the expansion of our operations in Turin as part of Blue Air’s strategy to offer ever-better connectivity between key regions in Italy. Since 2015, Blue Air has continuously invested in the Turin market, consolidating its operations on the local base and achieving a sustainable growth of its customer base and local expertise,” said said Oana Petrescu, Blue Air’s chief executive. “By allocating two aircraft to our Turin base, we are now further developing our local network, introducing new routes and supplementing our flights between Italy’ s most sought-after destinations.”

“Italy is a core market for us, and Blue Air is restating its commitment to the Italian travelers by quickly adapting to the growing demand for domestic travel and by offering more connectivity at best-in-class service and fair prices. At the same time, we respond to the extensive demand for regional connection between Moldova and Northern Italy by reintroducing the Bacau-Turin route from October 1,” Petrescu said

Blue Air is the largest Romanian airline by scheduled passengers transported. The airline currently operates two Boeing 737-300s, six Boeing 737-500s and 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and employs over 1,000 people.

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