Articles Tagged ‘Blu Express’

Tirana Airport faces major challenge as belleair ceases operations; Italian LCC blu-express starts seven routes to assist

Tirana Airport faces major challenge as belleair ceases operations; Italian LCC blu-express starts seven routes to assist

Albanian carrier belleair’s grounding may not be big news on a pan-European scale, but last year the airline accounted for 50% of the 1.7 million passengers who passed through Tirana International Airport. We reveal which routes it operated from Tirana this summer and which of these have been ‘saved’ by Italian LCC blu-express.

blu-express takes over seven belleair routes

blu-express takes over seven belleair routes

blu-express starts serving Albania from the Italian market.

Blu Express launches second route to Moscow Domodedovo

Blu Express launches second route to Moscow Domodedovo

Blu Express connects Palermo and Moscow Domodedovo.


Blu Express enters the market from Rome Fiumicino to Moscow Domodedovo

Blu Express enters the market from Rome Fiumicino to Moscow Domodedovo

Blu Express challenges Transaero on the route from Rome Fiumicino to Moscow Domodedovo.

blu-express launches new leisure routes from Rome and Catania

blu-express launches new leisure routes from Rome and Catania

blu-express now flies four new routes to Greece and Spain from Catania in Sicily and Rome Fiumicino Airport.

blu-express focuses on Greece for summer expansion

blu-express focuses on Greece for summer expansion

Italian LCC blu-express is based in Rome and serves some 30 destinations with the help of its parent company Blue Panorama Airlines. But which routes see capacity cutbacks in June, July and August to make way for the seasonal routes to Greece, Spain and Turkey?


Alitalia + Blue Panorama + Wind Jet = 30m passenger airline

Alitalia + Blue Panorama + Wind Jet = 30m passenger airline

So Alitalia has proposed in principle to merge with two smaller Italian airlines. At which airports will Alitalia grow its market share the most? And which major domestic route might cause competition authorities to worry as the current choice of three carriers (each with at least three daily flights) would be replaced by a monopoly?

blu-express launches first Macedonian route to Skopje

blu-express launches first Macedonian route to Skopje

Italian LCC blu-express introduces twice-weekly service between Rome and Skopje. Will face direct competition from Belle Air Europe starting mid-December.

New airline routes launched (14 - 20 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 June 2011)

A very busy week with 75 new routes starting in all corners of the world. But which Chinese airline launched its second trans-Pacific route? Which North American airline launched six transatlantic services? And which two airlines relaunched landmark services between Dubrovnik and Belgrade?


Will Blu-Express be booted off competitive “toe of Italy” Reggio Calabria routes?

Will Blu-Express be booted off competitive “toe of Italy” Reggio Calabria routes?

One of Italy’s LCCs has announced plans to compete with Alitalia on flights linking the airport on the toe of Italy to the country’s two biggest cities. What other services are already provided at Reggio Calabria and how does this fit in with Blu-Express’ Rome-based network strategy?

New airline routes launched (19 - 25 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (19 – 25 April 2011)

Although ‘only’ 38 new routes launched in the last week, we have witnessed an unusually busy week for cakes. It seems Easter gave a sweet tooth for the world’s route launch celebrations. But which airline launched a new international route last week with its single aircraft?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 12 – Friday 18 December)

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 12 - Friday 18 December)Over 60 new routes this week from 30 airlines. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. Phew, I guess that’s what you’d call global coverage