Next summer, Romanian airline Blue Air will start up its first flights to Copenhagen Airport from the Romanian capital of Bucharest. From 2 June 2017, it will fly three times a week between the two capitals.
“Bucharest is an exciting destination both for business travellers and tourists. We can see in particular that there is a demand among Swedish travellers and that many of our travellers are currently flying indirectly. In future, they will be able to choose from several departures and reduce their travel time,” says Peter Krogsgaard, Copenhagen Airport’s chief commercial officer.
Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s chief commercial officer, is delighted about the new route:
“We've had our eyes on the Danish market for some time and we're now ready to begin services to one of Europe’s greatest capitals. With an extended catchment area, strong economy and vibrant scene, Copenhagen represents an exciting first Danish destination for us and we hope to expand at the airport with more routes over time. This is an important step in strengthening our position within the Nordic block,” says Tudor Constantinescu.
When Blue Air starts up the route between Bucharest and Copenhagen in 2017, it will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using one of its Boeing 737-400 aircraft with 162 seats.
Blue Air is Romania’s leading airline. The company, established 12 years ago, has grown rapidly in the last few years and in 2015 carried more than 2 million passengers. This year, the company expects to top 3.2 million passengers.
Facts about Bucharest
- Bucharest is the capital of Romania. The city is located in the south-east of the country on the banks of the Dâmboviţa River. The city has existed since the middle of the 15th century and became the country’s capital in 1862. Today, the city has nearly 2 million inhabitants.
- The architecture is a mix of styles, reflecting the country’s history. Between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture earnt it the nickname Little Paris, and the French influence is evident in a number of beautiful buildings in the centre of the city.
- In recent years, the city has been experiencing an economic and cultural boom, and more and more tourists are visiting the city, not least to enjoy its lively bar scene.
- Romania became a member of the EU on 1 January 2007.