Romanian budget airline Blue Air says it is adding eight new flights to European cities from the capital Bucharest and the cities of Iasi and Bacau.
Starting 15 June, there will be a flight from Bucharest to the German city of Munchen, four times a week. Blue Air will launch a flight from Iasi in northeastern Romania to the northern Italian city of Verona three times a week from mid-June.
The company said Thursday that it is adding flights from the George Enescu International Airport in the eastern city of Bacau to Athens, Greece, Birmingham, Britain, Copenhagen, Denmark, Larnaca, Cyprus, Oslo, Norway, and Stuttgart, Germany.
“Ticket prices start from 19.99 euro, and passengers can benefit from significant reductions in ticket and luggage costs through the Blue Benefits program,” Carsten Schaeffer, the commercial director of Blue Air was quoted as saying.
Oana Daniela Chelaru, the executive chairman of the George Enescu Airport said Blue Air was seeking to diversify its routes and said Bacau was an important hub due to recent investments and its location in the heart of Romania’s northeastern Moldova region.
Blue Air says it is the largest Romanian airline based on the number of passengers it transports.
It says it has carried 30 million passengers since it began flying 15 years ago. It operates Boeing 737 airplanes and is currently overhauling its fleet.
Budget airlines took off in Romania after it joined the European Union in 2007 and Romanians began to travel to western Europe in search of better-paying jobs.