21 DECEMBER 2015
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Romanian carrier Blue Air added Bucharest to Glasgow's roster of destinations last Thursday when it operated the first flight on its new service with a Boeing 737.
The airline, which serves more than 65 routes in Europe, has a fleet of 15 of the aircraft, ranging from Dash-300s to Dash-800s, and plans to add five more by the end of March. It has three operational bases in Romania and two overseas bases in Italy and Cyprus.
Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said the new Bucharest service was expected to be popular with business as well as leisure passengers as it offered a key link to one of Eastern Europe’s central cities.
Joining White to see the flight off, Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s chief commercial officer, added that it would also be “incredibly popular” with the Romanian community in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
The expansion crowns an important year for Blue Air, which completed two major projects by achieving the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification for its operational standards and signing a partnership agreement with Amadeus and Sabre. www.glasgowairport.com www.blueairweb.com
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