Blue Air celebrated today the launch of the first direct low cost service between Bucharest to Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Bucharest 09 October, 2020

Starting with October 9, 2020, Blue Air connects Bucharest with Amsterdam and with the whole world, providing its passengers with daily services to and from this key destination, at prices starting from 29 euro / segment.


Today Blue Air celebrated the inaugural flight of the route Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) - Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) and was greeted with the traditional water salute on arrival at Schiphol International Airport. The welcome event organized at Schiphol Airport was attended by Marcel Lekkerkerk Marketing Director Route & Business Development Royal Schiphol Group, and Krassimir Tanev, Chief Commercial Officer Blue Air.

Blue Air passengers have shown significant interest in this new route, even in the current context of mobility restrictions and a still limited travel appetite. The aircraft  load factor was above the current average, both on the departure flight to Amsterdam and on the return flight to Bucharest. Passengers received souvenirs from Schipol Airport to mark the inaugural Blue Air Bucharest-Amsterdam flight.

Blue Air will operate daily flights between Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), according to the schedule:

  • OTP 08:20 - AMS 10:20 / AMS 11:10 - OTP 15:10
  • 7 days / week
  • Up to 4 x weekly connectivity from Amsterdam (via Bucharest) to 4 key cities in Romania – Iasi, Cluj, Timisoara, Oradea and Baia Mare
  • "We are thrilled to offer the first ever Low Cost Service between Bucharest and one of the busiest and most demanded airports in Europe -  Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. This is a very important milestone for Blue Air network renaissance and great news for our customers who will now be able to benefit from additional travel options at affordable price. Amsterdam Schiphol is a very popular destination for both leisure and business travel between the Netherlands and Romania. Through this new route, we are also enriching the travel options for the Romanian diaspora transiting one of the largest transcontinental hubs in Europe ", says Krassimir Tanev, Blue Air Chief Commercial Officer.

About Blue Air

Blue Air is the largest Romanian airline in terms of the number of passengers transported. With a business model based on reducing complexity, respectively Low Cost - Low Complexity, with an approach focused on the needs of passengers, Blue Air aims to become a leader among airlines in Central and Eastern Europe.

The company operates Boeing 737 aircraft. With a team of over 1,000 aviation professionals, the company has an impeccable history of flight safety.

In its 16 years of operation, Blue Air has carried over 30 million passengers and flown over 340 million kilometers. The company is certified IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for exceptional operating standards and is a full member of IATA.