Blue Air To Reduce Winter Scheduling But Will Increase Summer Capacity

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LONDON – Amid growing concerns of Omicron transmission and ongoing travel chaos arising over the holiday season, Blue Air, the Romanian Low-Cost Carrier announced earlier today that it will be reducing its schedule network operations for the month of January and February 2022.

Blue Air in its statement mentioned that it will calibrate its flights across its network and will maintain minimum flight services between January and February 2021, when the demand is slumped.

This move has been supported by the increasing graph of Omicron transmission across the European Union which has once again imposed strict travel restrictions by many states.

Blue Air also affirmed that it will be emphasizing stronger Summer 2022 schedules with increased capacity, network expansion, and better fleets.

The management announced that it is encouraging its valued customers to informed decisions regarding future travel by rescheduling all non-imperative travel for the month of January and February 2022.

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It further mentioned that, effective from April 2022, Blue Air will be expanding its network across 50 destinations in Europe and will be serving onboard its Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to meet projected demand, offering better services.

Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air, Krassimir Tanev said, “We understand the impact this new pandemic wave has on our customers and on their non-term plans, so we have prepared a list of new initiatives to meet their needs.”

We are offering 100% fully automated refunds to Blue Air wallet for the Omicron driven cancellations conducted over the period 27 to 30th December for travel until the end of March and in addition, we have waived until the end of the year the change fee for all new bookings made via Blue Air Mobile App.”

We have also reinforced as much as we can the resources for our customer contact center and web chat to meet a peak in the number of calls expected over the first 3- weeks of the year.”

We remain cautiously optimistic that, as of April, the demand will not only go back to the pre-Covid period, but even exceed the 2019 levels, so we are offering an even more attractive Summer program to our customers.”

In the case of Blue Air, it seems that the short-term will be turbulent, with hopes that by the Summer next year, things will begin to improve once again.

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