Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% compared to August 2017.
Blue Air's new service to Cluj from LJLA is just 'Fang-tastic'
Management at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) today celebrated the start of Blue Air’s third route from Liverpool with the airline’s first departure to the city of Cluj in North West Romania.
Cluj is Romania’s second largest city and with one of the most vibrant economies in Romania and a population of around 330,000, Cluj is, today, a vibrant cultural and educational city. It is also considered to be the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania with links to the fictional character Count Dracula.
Blue Air operate flights to Cluj on Fridays and Mondays departing at 11:05 making for either a long weekend or midweek break.
This is Blue Air’s third route from Liverpool, and follows the successful introduction of services to Bucharest and Bacau, having first operated from Liverpool in December 2014.For the coming Winter season, Blue Air will operate a fourth weekly service to Bucharest from Liverpool whilst Bacau will operate though the Winter season.
Staff at the Airport marked the occasion with Dracula themed celebrations aswell as in the usual way with a special celebratory cake.
Blue Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Tudor Constantinescu commented, “It is indeed a proud moment for us at Blue Air to launch our maiden international flight between Liverpool and Cluj-Napoca, a city in the heart of Transylvania. There is a strong demand in travel between Romania and the UK from the Romanian community, while visiting friends and relatives in Romania.
With the emerging IT industry and trade between the two countries, and especially in Cluj-Napoca, we are looking forward to playing an important role in supporting the ongoing economic growth and development of the second most populous city in Romania.”
Mark Povall, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Director of Air Service Development added, “Since commencing their first departure from Liverpool just under 18 months ago, Blue Air have steadily grown their business from Liverpool, carrying over 60,000 passengers on their existing two routes in this time.
We are naturally delighted to see this further expansion of their business from here and look forward to continuing to work with them closely to explore further opportunities from Liverpool.”
Photo caption: LJLA’s CEO Andrew Cornish and Paul Winfield, Air Service Development Manager, celebrate the inaugural Liverpool to Cluj route whilst Blue Air Captain Popa Rares cuts the ribbon
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