Blue Air suspends operations

Blue Air Boeing 737 aircraft
Photo: © Dylan Agbagni

Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air has suspended all operations, effective immediately and until at least September 12.

Blue Air primarily blames the Romanian government as well as a consumer watchdog organization for a loss in revenue, which led to lenders asking for prepayments on their services.

In a statement, Blue Air said that “the irresponsible statements and actions of a representative of the Romanian state, as well as the impetuous decision to block all the company’s bank accounts, has forced Blue Air into the undesirable situation of suspending its operations for the next days.

The airline started operations in 2004 and is the largest Romanian airline. It operates a fleet of 15 Boeing 737 family aircraft, including the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet, on domestic and international routes to Europe and Asia.