Blue Air opens its first UK base – also adds Copenhagen to ever-growing network.
- Blue Air launched its latest base in time for the start of S17 on 26 March – Liverpool (LPL). The base becomes the airline’s eighth in total, and marks the carrier’s first based operations in the UK. Gheorghe Racaru, CEO of Blue Air, commented on the opening by saying: “It is indeed a proud moment for us at Blue Air to further expand our European network with the addition of Liverpool as our eighth operational base. We are confident that our actions will make Northwest England more accessible, further boost tourism and foster economic development in the region. Today’s achievement indicates our commitment to offer Liverpool City Region and their potential visitors, a seamless and convenient travel along with affordable fares.” The airline opened its base by starting a daily service to Rome Fiumicino (FCO), while flights to Alicante, Hamburg and Milan Bergamo will also begin in the following days. Along with opening its newest base this week, Blue Air added a new airport to its network – Copenhagen (CPH) – commencing a three times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) link from Turin (TRN). As well as expanding from its Turin base, Blue Air has also begun flights from its Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) operation to London Luton (LTN) and from its Larnaca (LCA) hub to Birmingham (BHX), with the latter two being the only routes launched by the airline this week that will face direct competition.
|26-Mar||Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)||London Luton (LTN)||B738 (4)||Wizz Air (19)|
|Larnaca (LCA)||Birmingham (BHX)||B738 (3)||Monarch Airlines (3), Cobalt (2), Thomson Airways (1)|
|Liverpool (LPL)||Rome Fiumicino (FCO)||B738 (7)|
|27-Mar||Turin (TRN)||Copenhagen (CPH)||B735 (3)|
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 28 March 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.|
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