Bucharest, March 4th, 2020 - In the context of the spread of COVID-19 and the installation of quarantine for passengers traveling to and from several cities in Italy, with the consequence of the decrease in tickets demand and an increasing number of no-shows, Blue Air announces the reduction of its flight capacity, in and from Italy, from March to the beginning of April 2020.
“Blue Air is experiencing a significant drop in flight demand on routes in Italy, which has led us to resize the number of flights on these routes. We constantly monitor the evolution of the situation and try to minimize the impact on our passengers, keeping the operations at an opti-mum level, adapted to the travel needs. "- says Oana Petrescu, CEO of Blue Air
Passengers who have flight reservations within this interval and are affected by this measure, will be actively informed and offered best possible alternatives to their travel needs.
In the meantime, we are continuing to implement additional safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 on board our aircraft:
• we constantly check the correct functioning of the air filtration systems, equipped with HEPA filters, capable of capturing 99.97% of the aerial microbes in the filtered air;
• we disinfect, by nebulization, all our aircraft, with active substances that ensure complete sterilization of the space in which they are dispersed;
• we offer passengers and crews alcohol wipes, necessary for disinfecting the hands, protec-tive masks and disinfectant gel;
• we constantly inform the crews and passengers about the prevention methods.
For us at Blue Air the safety of our passengers and crew is a priority during this time, as al-ways.
About Blue Air:
Blue Air is the largest Romanian airline in terms of number of passengers carried. With a business model based on reducing complexity, signing Low Cost - Low Complexity, and an approach focused on passenger needs, Blue Air aims to become a leader airline in Central and Eastern Europe.
The company operates Boeing 737 aircraft and has a comprehensive fleet upgrade program in place to provide passengers with the best travel conditions. With a team of over 1,000 profes-sionals, passionate about aviation, the company has a flawless track record in flight safety.
Throughout its 15 years of operation, Blue Air carried over 30 million passengers and flew 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 IATA member.