Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country have been taking part in a major training exercise at Liverpool John Lennon Airport this week.
Romanian airline Blue Air has announced a further new route to operate from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), with flights to the city of Bacau in North East Romania to commence in March 2015.
This latest news comes just three months after Blue Air announced their inaugural three times weekly service to the Romanian capital Bucharest, which starts in December 2014.
Situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bacau is one of Romania’s cultural centres with a state theatre, museums and a symphony orchestra. Attractions include the famous churches of northern Moldavia with their colourful paintings, which have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Seen as one of the most beautiful regions in Romania, where visitors can enjoy hills, meadows and forests, Blue Air now gives travellers the opportunity to discover the unique regional history, traditions and spirit of Romania by visiting Bucharest or Bacau.
Flights to Bacau will commence at the start of Blue Air’s summer schedule on 29th March 2015, operating twice weekly with departures at 00:40 on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. Fares will start from just 42.90 Euros (approx £34.25), one way (including taxes and charges) with the airline operating a 162 seat Boeing 737-400 on this route also.
Today’s announcement follows September’s visit to Liverpool by senior airline representatives who attended a reception in the City, meeting with various businesses and stakeholders from across the City Region.
Mark Povall, Director of Air service Development for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “The response to the launch of Blue Air’s flights to Bucharest has been very encouraging and the support shown by the region’s business community has undoubtedly contributed to the airline’s latest decision to already add further flights, before even starting their operations from here.
“This is an exciting time for the airline and we will continue to work closely to explore other opportunities to serve Liverpool from elsewhere across their network.”
Gheorghe Racaru, Blue Air General Manager added, “Blue Air has been permanently developing by opening new routes, increasing the fleet or adding new services. After the launch of the direct flights from Liverpool to Bucharest, the positive response was overwhelming and since then, the requests for flights to Bacau have increased. After careful analysis of the market, we are pleased to announce Blue Air’s second route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
“As all Blue Air clients know, the Smart Flying concept means full transparency over the cost of a trip. Passengers decide the configuration of their flight ticket. They can choose from three categories of basic and optional Blue Air services: BASIC, STANDARD and PREMIUM. Therefore, businessmen, tourists, or those who are visiting friends or relatives (VFR) will always benefit from personalised service, at the best prices”.
Blue Air have been operating for 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.
Flights can be booked on www.blueairweb.com
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is today beginning a 12 week consultation as part of the modernisation of the UK’s airspace, which will involve potential changes to the routes taken by aircraft departing from and arriving at the Airport.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is gearing up once again for the traditional Christmas and New Year ‘getaway’, with approximately 150,000 passengers expected to pass through the Airport over the festive and New Year holiday period.