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Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has today announced that Romanian airline Blue Air is to commence a three times weekly scheduled service from Liverpool to the Romanian capital Bucharest starting in December 2014.
Flights will commence on 15th December 2014 to Bucharest Henri Coanda (OTP) International Airport, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through to the end of the Winter season, with flights departing at 09:45 on Mondays and 18:00 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Fares will start from just 32.90 Euros (approx £26.00), one way (including taxes and charges) with the airline operating a 162 seat Boeing 737-400 on the route.
Blue Air have been operating for almost 10 years with a network of services from Romania to destinations across Europe, offering high levels of comfort and customer service with great value for money air fares.
There is already high demand for services from Bucharest to the North of England with strong business links and a growing leisure market and a lack of direct air services linking the Romanian capital to the North of England.
Strong business links already exist between the two regions assisted by the Romanian Consulate in Liverpool and this news follows on from the successful Romania Gateway 2018 event recently held at LJLA. This was aimed at promoting closer links between UK and Romanian central and local government and a diverse range of organisations across the North West looking to explore business opportunities in Romania.
Mark Povall, Director of Air service Development for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “It is great to be able to welcome a new operator to the Airport and particularly pleasing to see the commencement of this important route after having worked closely with the Romanian Consulate and the recent Romania Gateway 2018 initiative. By working locally with these partners, we have been able to demonstrate to Blue Air a real desire for this service from Liverpool.”
Gheorghe Racaru, Blue Air General Manager declared, “Since its first flight, almost ten years ago, Blue Air has been permanently developing, and this meant new routes, fleet increase or new services that would offer passengers an extremely pleasant experience on board of our aircraft. It is my pleasure to announce that tickets for a new route Liverpool – Bucharest and return are available, 3 times a week, a destination which joins the other 26 routes already in place.
The Blue Air team is permanently trying to find smart solutions, in order to provide its clients with multiple travelling options which would meet their demands. Making this happen could only be possible with the help of our trustworthy partners and, for this project, I would like to welcome the support and openness of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport representatives. In any business, trust and good cooperation among the parties involved is essential in order to obtain great outcomes and that is why I am certain that this new route will be a true success.”
Flights can be booked on www.blueairweb.com
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