Blue Air spreading its wings in Cyprus
Blue Air is looking to expand its presence in Cyprus with new flights from Larnaca to Luton, as well as direct flights from Larnaca to Tehran and Tel Aviv.
According to a reports in Phileleftheros on Friday,, the Romanian airline plans on bringing a second aircraft to be based at Larnaca Airport. Blue Air high-ranking executives met with a senior officer of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Department on Thursday and had an extensive discussion on the procedures that need to be followed to acquire a Cyprus air operator certificate.
Blue Air seems to have a special interest in direct flights to Russia, particularly after the latest developments in the Russian market. Procedures to establish a direct flight from Larnaca to Iranian capital of Tehran are already underway, with Tel Aviv in neighbouring Israel also on the list.
Direct flights to Luton Airport will commence on April 25, 2016 with prices expected to be as cheap as €34.95 for a one-way flight, including taxes.
Blue Air has recently achieved the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) accreditation, for top level service and operational efficiency in safety.
Blue Air proudly announces the 11-year anniversary since its first aircraft took off in 2004 proving that quality services in air transportation could be provided at affordable prices.
Tudor CONSTANTINESCU, Chief Commercial Officer Blue Air said: „Blue Air is more than a team, we are a family connected by our mutual passion, aviation, and this family was enlarged one year ago with the opening of the Larnaca operational base, of which we are very proud.
We are very proud that Blue Air won the confidence of Cypriot nationals leading us to continuous development of Larnaca operational base in 2016, by introducing a direct flight to London starting with 25th April. Aditionally, the number of frequencies for Athens and Thessaloniki routes will enjoy a significant increase, and this comes as proof that our passengers are satisfied with the services provided.”
Direct flights between Larnaca and London will become operational starting with 25th of April, with 3 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ticket price starts from €34,95 per segment(all taxes included).
Routes that will see an increase in frequency starting with 2016 Summer Schedule:
- Larnaca – Athens: from 10 to 14 flights/ week
- Larnaca – Thessaloniki: from 3 to 5 flights/ week
Our passengers can currently benefit from the connection between Larnaca and Iasi (via Bucharest), and the Black Sea coast is much closer due to the Larnaca – Constanta (via Athens) route which will become operational in the summer of 2016.
Tudor CONSTANTINESCU continued: ”Blue Air would not have been what it is today without the dedication, professionalism and support provided by our partners, and here we would like to express our special thanks to Orthodoxou Aviation, who turned the Cyprus’ operational base into a successful reality and without whom the flights operated from Larnaca airport would not have enjoyed such a rapid development.
The 2016 Summer Schedule brings over 23 new Blue Air routes, both for its operational bases in Romania and its external bases in Cyprus and Italy. The visible growth in the number of Blue Air routes triggers an incredible increase in its fleet and number of employees. Therefore in the first quarter of 2016 a new recruitment process is to be organized in Cyprus opening positions not only for cabin crew but administrative roles as well”.
Antonis Orthodoxou, Managing Director of Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd highlighted the service the airline is currently offering on board. He said ‘’As Blue Air’s representative in Cyprus, we focused on offering to our passengers quality services and an inflight experience with a taste of Cyprus by enjoying Cypriot products and media ,delivering another one of its promises given when the Cyprus base was announced.
We are very happy that in one year we achieved to become a safe and Smart Flying solution for Cypriot travelers and we commit to continue improving our services.
About Blue Air:
Blue Air Airline is Central Europe’s Hybrid favourite airline operating 42 scheduled destinations in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, with additional charter operations mainly around the Mediterranean.
Blue Air is operating a fleet of more than 15 modern Boeing 737 aircrafts. Extensive network will enable Blue Air to grow traffic from 1.5 million people transported in 2014 to over 2.5 million targeted in 2017. Blue Air currently has a team of more than 750 highly skilled aviation professionals, and has an industry leading 11-year safety record.
To find out more about Blue Air please visit www.blueairweb.com
Blue Air destinations for the 2015/ 2016 Winter Schedule and 2016 Summer Schedule:
To Bucharest from: Barcelona, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Castellon, Catania, Cologne, Dublin, Florence, Glasgow, Hamburg, Iasi, Larnaca, Liverpool, London, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Milan (Bergamo), Milan (Linate), Naples, Nice, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Turin (Caselle), Valencia
To Bacau from: Bologna, Brussels, Catania, Dublin, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Milan (Bergamo), Paris, Rome, Stuttgart, Turin (Caselle)
To Cluj – Napoca from: Dublin, Liverpool
To Constanta from: Athens, Milano (Bergamo), Larnaca
To Iasi from: Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, London, Paris, Rome
To Larnaca from: Athens, Thessaloniki, Constanta(via Athens), London, Iasi (via Bucharest)
To Sibiu from: Cologne, Stuttgart
To Turin (Caselle) from: Athens, Bari, Catania, Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, London, Madrid, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Stuttgart