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Blue Bird Airways is a Greek airline that offers regular and seasonal scheduled passenger flights. The airline is based at Heraklion International Airport (HER) and offers flights to several Greek Islands, as well as to other destinations within Europe, with a strong focus on providing scheduled and charter flights from Tel Aviv (TLV).

The airline launched in 2008 and flew its first flight from Heraklion the same year. The airline mostly flies to destinations on a seasonal basis, however, flights from Tel Aviv operate year-round. 



Blue Bird Airways fleet consists entirely of the Boeing aircraft. The airline has a small fleet, which is made up of short-haul to medium-haul 737 planes.




Domestic Destinations

Heraklion Heraklion International Airport (HER)
Kos Kos International Airport (KGS)
Mykonos Mykonos International Airport (JMK)
Rhodes Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
Thessaloniki Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG)


International Destinations

Bulgaria Burgas Burgas Airport (BOJ)
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Aiport (FCO)
Romania Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Spain Barcelona Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN)


Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage per person, free of charge. This must be no heavier than 5 kg in weight and must fit within the measurements of 23 cm x 40 cm x 51 cm (9" x 15.7" x 20.7").


Checked Baggage

Passengers aren't entitled to any free checked baggage. If passengers would like to add checked baggage, they can purchase it at an additional cost. No one piece of baggage can weigh more than 32 kg or be larger than the dimensions of 158 cm overall (length x width x height).


Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Blue Bird Airways are yet to offer online check-in for their flights.


Airport Check-In

The airline asks their passengers to check-in for their flight at the airport check-in desk or by using one of the airport kiosks. The airline doesn't specify check-in closing times, however, it's recommended that passengers should arrive at the airport in at least two hours before scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights and at least three hours before scheduled flight departure time for international flights.


Economy Class

Blue Bird currently offers one class fare on its flights, Economy Class. The Economy Class cabin offers high capacity, comfortable seating at low-cost prices.


The airline is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service; the staff will greet passengers on board and escort them to their seat. Onboard snacks and beverages are available, along with duty-free shopping.


Seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation. Each seat gives enough seat pitch and width to keep passengers comfortable throughout their flight.


In-Flight Entertainment

There's no in-flight entertainment on Blue Bird Airways flights.



Blue Bird Airways doesn't offer WIFI on its flights.



Passengers can order a selection of snacks (sweet and salty) and beverages from the airline's in-flight menu. The airline's cabin crew will attend to each passenger once the flight has taken off and give them the opportunity to purchase food and drink.


Frequent Flyer

Blue Bird Airways doesn't have a frequent flyer program in place.


Airline Alliance

The airline isn't a part of an airline alliance.


Hub Airport

Heraklion International Airport

Heraklion International Airport is the main airport in Crete, Greece and is the hub airport for Blue Bird Airways. The airport is located just east of the centre of Heraklion and is the second busiest airport out of Greece and the Greek Islands. 

The airport has one terminal building and two runways. It serves over 8 million passengers per year, with the majority of passenger traffic coming from seasonal flights in the European summer months.

Heraklion Airport is also the hub airport for Sky Express, while Aegean Airlines and Ellinair frequently fly there and use the airport as a strong focus within their respective route networks.


Outside of Heraklion International Airport

Credit: George Kokkinidis-GR on Wikimedia Commons


Alternative Airlines to Blue Bird Airways

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