“Starting October 1, the routes will be served by a smaller aircraft, a Saab which is much suitable for Suceava airport runway”, Gheorghe Racaru (photo), former head of Blue Air told Wall-Street.

The carrier introduced on July 15, 2009, the first flights to International Airport Stefan cel Mare from Suceava to Venice, Vienna and Cluj-Napoca. “Due to the high number of Romanians in Italy and Italian investors in that region of the country, we have a growing demand on Venice-Suceava route while the number of passengers to Vienna is lower”, Racaru added.

Blue Air is a privately-held local company authorized to operate long and short haul flights, on-demand charter and cargo flights.

The carrier reported €124.1 mln sales in 2008 and expects €170 mln for 2009.