The service is free of charge and has been introduced initially for flights from Bucharest, Sibiu and Bacau.

The online check-in service is available from 14 days to 3 hours before takeoff. Passengers will have to print their boarding cards and present it at the airport 60 or 90 minutes before the flight departs.

“With the introduction of the online check-in service for all passengers, we will avoid the need to queue at the airport check-in counter. The process is simple, it includes only few steps passengers can follow in just a few minutes”, said Sherif Ussama (photo), chief executive of Blue Air.

In order to encourage the use of online check-in service, and reduce passenger traffic at the airport, Blue Air will introduce as of July 1, 2010 a €10 tax at the check-in counter at the airport, only for the flights for which the online service is available.