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Romanian LCC Blue Air Moves London Flights from Luton to Heathrow

A Blue Air Boeing 737 (Photo: Blue Air)

Romanian low-cost carrier (LCC), Blue Air, is transferring its flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Luton Airport beginning Dec. 1. According to the carrier’s schedules for next year, Blue Air will first offer five flights per week during the winter season before increasing to 11 flights per week in the summer between Bucharest and London.

Blue Air’s service to Heathrow will make the service the first low-cost link between Heathrow and Bucharest.

“We are very thrilled to announce Blue Air non-stop flights between Bucharest and London Heathrow, the largest airport in the United Kingdom…The opening of this route sets a new milestone in the development strategy of the Blue Air network and confirms our commitment to provide passengers with the best ultra-low-cost air travel services and additional travel options at an affordable price,” Blue Air Commercial Director Krassimir Tanev said in a press release.

The Romanian LCC also realizes that Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s most important international hubs, and therefore it intends to partner with several airlines operating from the international airport to offer its Romanian customers more options to connect to European destinations of major interest for both business and leisure, as well as global destinations.

Stiff Competition

Blue Air is currently the largest Romanian airline by the number of passengers flown. The LCC exclusively operates Boeing 737 aircraft and flies to 57 regularly scheduled destinations across Europe including Belgium, Cyprus, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom. Blue Air’s service between Bucharest and London Heathrow will be flown by its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Although Blue Air is opening service to Heathrow Airport, it will still continue to serve Luton Airport flying to Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The LCC has served Luton Airport since 2012. The Romanian LCC competes with Romanian flag carrier, Tarom, as well as British Airways in its flying between Bucharest and London. Blue Air also competes with Tarom on services to other major European international hubs such as Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Albert Kuan


  • Albert Kuan

    Most people hate long flights or overnight layovers, but Albert loves them. The airport and flying parts of traveling are the biggest highlights of any trip for him – as this avgeek always gets a thrill from sampling different airline cabin products and checking out regional developments happening at local U.S. airports. He’s flown on almost every major carrier in the U.S. and Asia Pacific, and he hopes to try out the new A350s soon. Albert recently completed his undergraduate studies in Business Accounting at USC in Los Angeles and he is currently recruiting for a corporate analyst position at one of the U.S. legacy carriers. During his college years, he interned at LAX for Los Angeles World Airports working behind-the-scenes (and on the ramp) in public relations and accounting. Outside of writing for AirlineGeeks, he enjoys trekking the Hollywood hills, visiting new hotspots throughout SoCal, and doing the occasional weekender on Spirit Airlines.

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