According to Tanev, Blue Air is aimed at different audiences. “Many Romanians live in the Netherlands, and Bucharest is also an interesting tourist and business destination.”
He said it was unfortunate that the Romanian government tightened entry restrictions for various European countries, including the Netherlands, just this week. Anyone wishing to enter the country must be quarantined for two weeks or – with a recently negative PCR test – can stay for a maximum of three days.
On the route between Bucharest and Schiphol, which is offered five times a week, Blue Air will use a Boeing 737-800 that can carry 189 passengers.
It is not the first time that Blue Air has started a scheduled flight to the Netherlands: Between April 2005 and October 2006, the low-cost airline operated at Maastricht Aachen Airport. “We now want to concentrate more on large international airports.”
Incidentally, Blue Air aircraft were already on display in Schiphol: In the past, the airline rented some aircraft to LOT and TUI Fly.