Blue Air has ceased operations as of September 2022 and is no longer flying.
Blue Air was a low-cost Romanian airline, based at Bucharest's Henri Coandă Airport (OTP).
The airline operated an extensive network of short-haul and medium-haul flights, flying to many major international airports within Europe. In total, Blue Air flew to over 50 destinations in 17 countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Greece, France, Belgium, Denmark, and Portugal.
Blue Air was committed to offering a high level of service to customers, by providing safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation across Europe.
Blue Air ceased operations in September 2022 and was dissolved in March 2023.
Passengers were able to check in as early as 30 days and up to 12 hours before scheduled departure. However, this would 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 could be completed through Blue Air's website.
Online check-in was available for most flights, however, there were a few exceptions. Online check-in was 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 was not available for your flight, you could easily perform your check-in at the airport.
Passengers who preferred to check in at the airport could do so by arriving at the check-in desk two hours before scheduled departure.
All passengers were allowed to bring one piece of carry-on luggage free of charge. This luggage had to weigh less than 10kg and measure no more than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. Passengers could also carry duty-free products which have been bought at the airport onto the plane - this would not count towards your carry-on allowance.
Checked baggage was not included in the ticket price. If you wanted to bring checked baggage, this would need to be added to your booking for an additional fee. Each passenger was able to add a maximum of four pieces of luggage to their booking.
Checked baggage had to weigh no more than 23 or 32kg a piece, depending on what you had booked.
Also, checked baggage could not exceed the following measurements: 100cm x 80cm x 30cm.
Baggage fees varied depending on the route. The best way to check was at the time of booking when it would be possible to add checked baggage to your booking. Please note that the airline recommended booking your required bags when you booked your flights online, as the fee at the airport would be higher.
Blue Air was a low-cost carrier, meaning the only cabin class available was Economy. However, within the Economy cabin there were three class fares to choose from: Light, Classic, and Premium.
The onboard experience would be very similar, but by choosing an upgraded fare passengers could 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 had been refitted to offer passengers a more comfortable seat, designed to optimise relaxation. Seats had reclining backrests and optimally adjusted to the passenger’s spine, thanks to the ergonomic properties of the seat.
Blue Air did not have a Premium Economy cabin.
‘Economy Premium’ was the name of the airline’s highest Economy class fare upgrade - see above for details.
As it was a low-cost carrier, the airline did not have a Business Class product.
As the airline was a budget carrier, Blue Air did not provide a complimentary meal service. On some routes, complimentary sweets, drinks, hot beverages or snacks were available. Otherwise, the airline offered a great range of snacks and hot or cold drinks, which could be purchased in-flight via trolley service.
Be inspired by the airline's magazine, ‘beBlueAir Magazine, which was full of articles on amazing people, great places and lifestyle inspiration.
WiFi was not available on Blue Air flights.
Take a look at the destinations that Blue Air used to fly to.
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My Blue Air was the name of Blue Air’s frequent flyer program. You could collect points every time you flew 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.
Blue Air was not a member of an airline alliance program.
Although not part of an airline alliance, Blue Air did 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 had 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.
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.
The Blue Air fleet included a variety of Boeing 737 series aircraft. The Boeing 737-300, 737-400 and 737-500 are slated for eventual retirement. The 737-800, with 12 aircraft in service before ceasing operations, accommodated 189 passengers. Additionally, Blue Air had ordered eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, with deliveries scheduled through 2020.
12th June 2018
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.