Blue Air is a low-cost Romanian airline, based at Bucharest's Henri Coandă Airport (OTP).
The airline operates an extensive network of short-haul and medium-haul flights, flying to many major international airports within Europe. In total, Blue Air flies to over 50 destinations in 17 countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Greece, France, Belgium, Denmark, and Portugal.
Blue Air is committed to offering a high level of service to customers, by providing safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation across Europe.
Passengers are able to check-in as early as 30 days and up to 12 hours before scheduled departure. However, this will depend on the ticket fare:
Light - check-in 3 days before departure
Classic – check-in 7 days before departure
Premium – check-in 30 days before departure
Online check-in can be completed through Blue Air's website.
Online check-in is available for most flights, however, there are a few exceptions. Online check-in is not available for flights departing from Constanta, Florence, Lisbon, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Pescara, Timisoara and Tel Aviv, as well as flights to and from the following airports in Germany: Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn and Munich.
If online check-in is not available for your flight, you can easily perform your check-in at the airport.
Passengers who prefer to check-in at the airport can do so by arriving at the check-in desk two hours before scheduled departure.
All passengers are allowed to bring one piece of carry-on luggage free of charge. This luggage must weigh less than 10kg and measure no more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Passengers can also carry duty free products which have been bought at the airport onto the plane - this will not count towards your carry-on allowance.
Checked baggage is not included in the ticket price. If you would like to bring checked baggage, this will need to be added to your booking for an additional fee. Each passenger is able to add a maximum of four pieces of luggage to their booking.
Checked baggage must weigh no more than 23 or 32kg a piece, depending on what you have booked.
Also, checked baggage must not exceed the following measurements: 100cm x 80cm x 30cm.
Baggage fees vary depending on route. The best way to check is at the time of booking, when it will be possible to add checked baggage to your booking. Please note that the airline recommends booking your required bags when you book your flights online, as the fee at the airport will be higher.
Blue Air is a low-cost carrier, meaning the only cabin class available is Economy. However, within the Economy cabin there are three class fares to choose from: Light, Classic, and Premium.
The onboard experience will be very similar, but by choosing an upgraded fare passengers can enjoy a number of added benefits, such as greater flexibility when it comes to changing the date of travel.
Top Tip: You can learn more about fare upgrades and how to choose the right fare for you in our guide to fare families.
Blue Air’s fleet has been recently refitted to offer passengers a more comfortable seat, designed to optimise relaxation. Seats have reclining backrests and optimally adjust to the passenger’s spine, thanks to the ergonomic properties of the seat.
Blue Air does not have a Premium Economy cabin.
‘Economy Premium’ is the name of the airline’s highest Economy class fare upgrade - see above for details.
As it is a low-cost carrier, the airline does not have a Business Class product.
As the airline is a budget carrier, Blue Air does not provide a complimentary meal service. On some routes, complimentary sweets, drinks, hot beverages or snacks are available. Otherwise, the airline offers a great range of snacks and hot or cold drinks, which can be purchased in-flight via a trolley service.
Be inspired by the airline's magazine, ‘beBlueAir Magazine, which is full of articles on amazing people, great places and lifestyle inspiration.
WiFi is not available on Blue Air flights.
|Cyprus||Larnaca||LCA||Larnaca International Airport|
|France||Nice||NCE||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport|
|France||Paris||CDG||Charles De Gaulle Airport|
|Germany||Cologne/Bonn||CGN||Cologne Bonn Airport|
|Greece||Athens||ATH||Athens International Airport|
|Greece||Chania||CHQ||Chania International Airport|
|Greece||Kavala||KVA||Kavala International Airport|
|Greece||Preveza||PVK||Aktion National Airport|
|Greece||Rhodes||RHO||Rhodes International Airport|
|Greece||Skiathos||JSI||Skiathos Island National Airport|
|Greece||Thessaloniki||SKG||Thessaloniki International Airport|
|Israel||Tel Aviv||TLV||Ben Gurion Airport|
|Italy||Bari||BRI||Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport|
|Italy||Bergamo||BGY||Orio al Serio International Airport|
|Italy||Bologna||BLQ||Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport|
|Italy||Cuneo||CUF||Cuneo International Airport|
|Italy||Lamezia Terme||SUF||Lamezia Terme International Airport|
|Italy||Milan||LIN||Milan Linate Airport|
|Italy||Naples||NAP||Naples International Airport|
|Italy||Rome||FCO||Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport|
|Norway||Oslo||OSL||Oslo Gardermoen Airport|
|Portugal||Lisbon||LIS||Lisbon Portela Airport|
|Spain||Barcelona||BCN||Barcelona–El Prat Airport|
|Spain||Castellón de la Plana||CDT||Castellón–Costa Azahar Airport|
|Spain||Madrid||MAD||Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport|
|Spain||Palma de Mallorca||PMI||Palma de Mallorca Airport|
|Sweden||Stockholm||ARN||Stockholm Arlanda Airport|
|United Kingdom||Birmingham||BHX||Birmingham Airport|
|United Kingdom||Glasgow||GLA||Glasgow Airport|
|United Kingdom||Liverpool||LPL||Liverpool John Lennon Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||LTN||London Luton Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||STN||London Stansted Airport|
The airline connects the following destinations within Romania:
|Bacău||BCM||George Enescu International Airport|
|Bucharest||OTP||Henri Coandă International Airport|
|Cluj||CLJ||Cluj International Airport|
|Constanța||CND||Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport|
|Iași||IAS||Iași International Airport|
|Oradea||OMR||Oradea International Airport|
|Sibiu||SBZ||Sibiu International Airport|
The Blue Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-300||1||148||To eventually be retired|
|Boeing 737-400||2||150||To eventually be retired|
|Boeing 737-500||6||120-126||To eventually be retired|
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||-||189||8 ordered. Deliveries through 2020|
Blue Air is not a member of an airline alliance program.
Although not part of an airline alliance, Blue Air does have a number of codeshare agreements. In December 2019, the airline announced a new codeshare agreement with Cyprus Airways in order to increase connectivity from Larnaca to Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion.
As of 2020, the airline has codeshare agreements with the following airline:
Under a codeshare agreement, a flight ticket might be owned and issued by one airline, but the actual flight will be operated by a codeshare partner airline. You can find out more here.
My Blue Air is the name of Blue Air’s frequent flyer program. Collect points every time you fly with Blue Air. When you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to collect your points - simply select ‘My Blue Air’ from the drop-down list of frequent flyer programs and add your personal membership number.
Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is a Romanian airport located 16km from Bucharest's city centre. It is one of two airports that serve the Romanian capital.
Other airlines that operate flights to the airport include Ryanair, Tarom, Cobrex Trans and Wizz Air.
Photo credit: Cristian Bortes
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Blue Air retire a number of Boeing aircraft within its fleet
Blue Air has plans to retire a number of Boeing aircraft in its fleet by the year 2020 after it will take a delivery of B737 MAX 8s in the second quarter of 2019. Blue Air currently has two B737-300s and six B737-400s that it will retire, however, the airline plan to keep the six Boeing B737-500 aircraft that it currently uses.
General Manager of Blue Air, Gheorghe Racaru stated that last year by the end of this year, they would've retired a total of six planes in the last two years, which will mean they will have a smaller fleet than usual this winter. However, their fleet will grow back to normal size with the order of B737 MAX 8s. The Blue Air GM reiterated that the airline is not expanding its fleet, just replacing the Boeing aircraft that it will retire later this year.