Blue Air hopes for MORE flights from Liverpool
Growing airline Blue Air could base more planes and create more jobs in Liverpool if its new routes are successful.
The airline today announced it was to base a plane in Liverpool , allowing it to launch new routes from Liverpool to Rome, Milan, Hamburg and Alicante.
Blue Air says it wants to promote Liverpool throughout Europe and will be giving the plane a unique Scouse livery.
JLA’s chief executive Andrew Cornish said today was a “great day” for the airport and suggested Blue Air could soon bring more planes here, saying: “Why not two/three/four aircraft?”
He added: “We have a long list of routes we’d like to serve from the city region.”
Tudor Constantinescu, Blue Air’s chief commercial officer, told the ECHO he was pleased that Blue Air’s decision to base a plane here was bringing jobs to Liverpool.
And he said he also hoped the Romania-based business would soon be able to expand here.
He said: “In the very beginning I was speaking about 35 direct jobs that we will create with the first aircraft.
"For sure, indirectly there will be at least the same number, and hopefully if everything goes well, second and third aircraft are on the plan to come.
“The first season is very important. If we see positive trends at that point we are ready to commit further.”
Mr Constantinescu repeated the earlier message that Blue Air wanted to work with other businesses and organisations in the city.
He said: “That’s the recipe we use also in the other bases we launch, in Italy especially, in Turin, and also in Larnaca.
“We do not want to come here just to sell tickets. We want to come here and integrate with the local community and to design a special product for the community.
“It will be definitely a great, great experience for us.”