The Beatles made an appearance in Larnaca to celebrate the start of flights to their home city of Liverpool on 27 June. Blue Air will operate the route twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays), with easyJet already serving the city pair.
At the UK-end of the 3,500-kilometre route, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the new service. Seen cutting the ribbon alongside the flight crew is Paul Winfield, Aviation Director, Liverpool Airport.
On 30 June Blue Air commenced its fourth route to Brussels in the form of a weekly (Fridays) 1,928-kilometre connection from Constanta, with the Belgian airport baking a classic two-tiered cake to celebrate the new route. Seen cutting the culinary delight are: Jan Van De Reyd, Senior Aviation Development Manager, Brussels Airport; Luciana Paunescu, Executive Manager, Blue Air; and the first flight Captain. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also conducted along with members of the Romanian Embassy and flight crew.
Trapani Airport baked this cake to welcomed the arrival of its newest carrier Blue Air. The airline will link the Sicilian airport to Turin four times weekly, with no other airline currently providing direct flights between the two cities.
- Blue Air, which has just announced that it will purchase six 737 MAX 8s, with a further agreement to lease six 737 MAX 8s and six 737-800s, has added three new routes to its network this week. The first of the trio of routes to be launched was a connection between the airline’s bases of Larnaca (LCA) and Liverpool (LPL), with the LCC basing a third aircraft at the Cypriot hub. Launched 27 June, the 3,500-kilometre city pair will operate twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) on a mixture of the carrier’s 737-700s and -800s. The next inauguration was the 904-kilometre connection from Turin (TRN) to Trapani (TPS), a new airport for the airline. Commencing on 29 June, Blue Air will offer four weekly flights between the Italian and Sicilian airports on a mixture of 737-400s and -500s. The third and final launch of the week occurred on 30 June, with the carrier now linking Constanta (CND) to Brussels (BRU), the airline’s fourth route to the Belgian capital. Operated weekly (Fridays), the summer seasonal 1,928-kilometre link will be flown on its 737-500s. The only service of the three that will face direct competition is the Cyprus-UK connection, with easyJet already offering twice-weekly flights, also operated on the same days as Blue Air. See how Trapani Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.