Today (Thursday 17 December) Blue Air, the first smart flying company with over 65 routes in Europe, operated the first flight from Glasgow to Bucharest. The new route will be available every Thursday and Sunday.

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Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport said: “This new Bucharest service from Blue Air is sure to be popular with both our business and leisure customers.  As well as offering a key transport link to one of Eastern Europe’s central cities, this twice weekly service will also be a great link for ex-pats and those seeking a historical and cultured city break. We are looking forward to working with our new airline partner Blue Air to ensure the success of this service at Glasgow Airport.”

Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air Chief Commercial Officer said: “This new route is aimed primarily at holiday-makers, considering the vast touristic potential of both Romania and Scotland. It will also be incredibly popular with the Romanian community in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

“Blue Air has also distinguished itself this year by completing two major projects – achieving the IOSA certification and signing a partnership with Amadeus and Sabre. Blue Air currently operates 15 aircraft, and by the end of March 2016 it will reach a total of 20 Boeing 737 aircrafts.

“At present, Blue Air has three operational bases in Romania and two overseas bases in Italy and Cyprus – by next summer, we will fly to 66 routes within Europe”.

IOSA Certification – more details

Blue Air has received the certificate of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its outstanding operational standards.

The IOSA certification audit is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA uses internationally recognized audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardized and consistent manner.

A passenger can have comfort knowing that an IOSA certified airline does comply with the most stringent of rules and practices governing aviation safety.   Today’s results revealed that IOSA certified airlines had a crash rate three times less than those airlines not on the IOSA registry.