Blue Air begins eight new routes

Blue Air expands from its Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Turin bases. 

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Seen cutting the route launch cake in Turin, which was baked for the first Blue Air flight to Lisbon are: Albino Naldo, ‎Sales Representative Piedmont of Blue Air; Adrian Duru, Product Manager of Blue Air; Francesca Soncini, External Relations Manager of Turin Airport; and Marcelo Rebanda of the Portugal Tourism Board. Duru and Soncini also had the honour of cutting the cake that was made for the airline’s new service to Seville. Neither route launched from the Italian city on 1 June will face direct competition.

Blue Air Copenhagen

Blue Air launched flights between Bucharest and Copenhagen on 2 June, the carrier’s second route to the Danish capital. Seen cutting the cake in Copenhagen is Morten Mortensen, Director of Airlines Sales and Route Development, Copenhagen Airport (left). The carrier will offer three weekly flights between the two capital cities.

  • Blue Air has expanded its presence at four of its hubs this week, starting a total of eight new routes to destinations in Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Spain. Included among the new routes was a link between Bucharest (OTP) and Bordeaux (BOD), the newest airport to join the Romanian carrier’s network. Commenting on the arrival of Blue Air, Pascal Personne, Chairman of the Board, Bordeaux Airport, said: “Blue Air is the eleventh low-cost airline to join our platform, which further contributes to our development strategy for Eastern Europe.” Of the eight routes launched this week, only one, between Bucharest and Copenhagen (CPH), faces direct competition, with the route already served by SAS twice-weekly. The average weekly frequency of the eight routes is 2.4 and the average sector length is 1,733-kilometres. See how Copenhagen Airport’s water arch salute compares with others from around the world this week.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
01-Jun Iasi (IAS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) B73S (3)  
Turin (TRN) Lisbon (LIS) B735 (2)  
Seville (SVQ) B737 (3)  
02-Jun Bucharest (OTP) Copenhagen (CPH) SAS (2)
03-Jun Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) Bordeaux (BOD) B737 (2)  
Hamburg (HAM) B738 (2)  
Turin (TRN) Iasi (IAS) B73S (2)  
04-Jun Iasi (IAS) Valencia (VLC)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 6 June 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.

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