Blue Air is a budget airline, and Romania’s largest carrier. Blue Air is headquartered in Bucharest, and its main hubs are Henri Coandă International Airport near Bucharest and Turin Airport in the North of Italy. Blue Air flies to 48 destinations in 12 European countries including Romania, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, and Israel.
Blue Air flies from several UK airports including Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London Luton Airport. Popular destinations departing from UK airports include Bucharest, Larnaca, Madrid, Bacau, Catania, and Cluj-Napoca.
With Blue Air’s loyalty program, MyBlue, passengers can earn points when flying with Blue Air. These points can be used to reduce the cost of future Blue Air tickets.
Information correct as of March 2017
How to check in
For most flights, the easiest way is to check-in is online using Blue Air’s website. For some routes it’s not possible to check in online, and in this instance you will need to check in at Blue Air’s desk at that airport. There is no charge for this. Airports where this applies are: Alghero, Bologna, Constanta, Florence, Hamburg, Lisbon, LyonNapels, Palma de Mallorca, Pescara, Stockholm, and Timisoara.
Blue Air’s fleet is made up of planes from the Boeing 737 family with the most popular being the Boeing 737-400. Seats on this plane have a seat pitch (the difference between your seat and the seat in front of you) of 32 inches. This is slightly above average for low-cost airlines. In comparison, Ryanair’s planes have a seat pitch of 30 inches.
Blue Air do not charge a booking fee, but if you wish to make changes to your ticket (such as change the dates of your trip) you will have to pay an admin fee.
Service on board
Snacks are available for purchase on-board Blue Air flights, and larger meals are available on Blue Air flights departing or travelling to either Bucharest or Sibiu. These meals can either be booked when you’re buying your ticket or onboard the flight. A popular breakfast choice is the ‘Romanian Breakfast’, which includes pancakes filled with ham and cheese, mushrooms, and grilled tomatoes. An English breakfast is also available. Lunch and evening time dishes include Beef with plum sauce, beef with peanuts, and turkey with cheese sauce.
Blue Air typically ranks below most other airlines on the same route for punctuality. At Luton Airport, the average delay for Blue Air flights was just under 20 minutes. This puts Blue Air in 6th place. Similarly, at Liverpool airport, Blue Air was rated 5th for punctuality in 2015. The average delay time was just under 14-minutes, although 77% of flights departed within 15-minutes.
Baggage allowances and fees
Blue Air hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Cabin bag size: 55cm x 34cm x 20cm.
Hand luggage weight allowance:10kg per piece.
Number of hand luggage pieces allowed: One piece.
Cost to check in oversized luggage: Costs vary depending on season.
Blue Air hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees
Hold baggage size: 100cm x 80cm x 30 cm
Hold luggage weight allowance:32kg per piece.
Number of hold bags allowed: 4 pieces.
Cost of Blue Air hold luggage: €12-34,8 during the low season & €16-40,8 during the high season (per piece).
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