Blue Air

Airline info

  • Address: Calea Bucurestilor, Nr. 224E, (Otopeni Airport), Bucharest
  • Contact number: 0318 210 120
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: 0B / BLA

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): 86.8%
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 22.9 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 6/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

Blue Air has grown to be one of the major low-cost carriers in Eastern Europe, but the airline has an important presence (and a hub, in Turin) in the Italian market (Photo Wikimedia Commons / ERIC SALARD)

  • Name: Blue Air
  • Date founded: Started operations in December 2004
  • IATA code/ICAO code: 0B / BLA
  • CEO: Oana Petrescu
  • Address: Calea Bucurestilor, Nr. 224E, (Otopeni Airport), Bucharest
  • Contact number: 0318 210 120
  • Website:
  • Hub: Bucharest
  • Focus cities: Bacau, Iasi, Larnaca, Turin
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: My Blue
  • Fleet:

    20 aircraft

    • 9 Boeing 737-800 / 189 seats
    • 6 Boeing 737-500 / 120 seats
    • 2 Boeing 737-400 / 150-162 seats
    • 3 Boeing 737-300 / 136-148 seats
  • Type of carrier: Low-cost
  • Skytrax* rating: Not rated
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Allowance is between 32 and 23kg depending on the ticket fare; fees vary from 15EUR (17USD) to 60EUR (67USD), depending on the route, payable during the booking process

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Pre-selection of seats range between 3EUR (3.50USD) to 18EUR (20USD) on most routes

  • Priority check-in:


  • Fast track at security:


  • Access to lounge:

    Access to the lounge in Bucharest can be purchased for 20EUR (22USD)

  • Priority boarding:

    Available to Express fares ticket holders

  • Seat pitch:
    • 32 inches (81cm) across the 737 fleets
  • Seat width:
    • 17 inches (43cm) across the 737 fleets
  • USB port and power socket:

    No info available

  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:


  • IFE screen width:

    No individual screens onboard

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:

    beBlue Air Magazine

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary sweets, drinks, hot beverages and snacks are offered on various routes

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: Not available
  • Pets:

    Welcome in the passenger cabin if  weight doesn’t exceed 6kg


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