Romania’s Blue Air suspends operations

By Lisa James
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Romanian airline Blue Air has announced it is suspending operations for almost a week.

The airline said the suspension will last until 12 September and comes after the airline had its bank accounts frozen by the Romanian Government.

Blue Air issued a statement to say: “Due to an unforeseen situation consisting in the seizure of all the accounts of the company Blue Air Aviation S.A. by the Ministry of the Environment, Blue Air is unable to pay the current costs, necessary for the operation of daily flights, which is why it is forced to suspend all flights scheduled to depart from Romanian Airports, until Monday, September 12, 2022.”

It said planned flights from outside Romania to within the country will go ahead today but flights due to leave the country have been cancelled.

The airline operates to and from four UK airports: Heathrow, Luton, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Ryanair has launched ‘rescue fares’ for passengers affected on flights including London to Bucharest and Cluj and Bucharest-Dublin.

Rescue fares from £50 are available until 9 September.

Earlier this year, Blue Air was fined £40,000 for not carrying out correct COVID checks on passengers, in a prosecution brought by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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