Blue Air takes off for Tel Aviv

Blue Air’s Bucharest to Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Airport celebrated with not just one, but two cakes to welcome its newest airline, Blue Air, on 12 January. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also performed, with Blue Air CEO Gheorghe Racaru conducting the honours. The airline will fly to the Israel city from Bucharest three times weekly on its 737-800s according to OAG schedules, joining El Al, TAROM, Israir and Wizz Air on the 1,590-kilometre sector.

  • Blue Air inaugurated Israel flights on 12 January, starting with a link between Bucharest (OTP) and Tel Aviv (TLV). The 1,590-kilometre link will be served by the Romanian carrier three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays) on its 189-seat 737-800s. The connection will face direct competition from four airlines, with El Al (10 weekly flights), TAROM (eight weekly), Israir (five weekly) and Wizz Air (four weekly) already offering a combined 27 weekly flights on the city pair. With this latest launch, it brings to 31 the number of routes that Blue Air operates from Bucharest this winter, with the airline offering 131 weekly flights from the Romanian capital when referring to OAG schedules. See how Tel Aviv Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world

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