Friday, 24 August 2018

Blue Air to start winter service to Marrakech from home base of Bucharest

Blue Air, the Romanian carrier has confirmed it will be operating a brief winter service from Bucharest to the popular Moroccan city of Marrakech from the 3rd November.

The airline has scheduled a Boeing 737-400 to the route that will operate each week on a Saturday. The flight departs Bucharest at 1000 and arrives in Marrakech at 1310 local time. Following a rapid 50 minute turnaround, the return flight departs 1400 and gets back in Bucharest at 2045. 

Blue Air offers three types of fare, Light - which is always its lowest flight only fare, although it also includes a 10kg cabin bag allowance. Classic is the next level up with includes the airfare, 10 kg cabin bag, 20 kg check-in bag, 50% discount on change fee and a reserved seat. The upper level is Premium which features, 10 kg cabin bag, 32kg check-in bag, no fee for a date or route change, premium seats and a complimentary meal.

Blue Air is based in Romania's capital and largest city, Bucharest, which is the beating cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 737 aircraft, mixed between the 300, 400, 500, 700 and 800 models with seat configurations ranging from 120 to 189 seats.

During the summer of 2017, Blue Air announced a firm order of twelve Boeing 737 MAX 8, which are due to start arriving in the middle of 2019 and will allow the airline to both expand as well as retire older aircraft. The fleet was refurbished with more comfortable, better designed seat from makers Recaro, which have proved popular with passengers.