Blue Air is to launch a new base at Liverpool John Lennon airport next year, adding four routes to Rome, Milan, Hamburg and Alicante.

The Romanian low-cost carrier already offers flights from Liverpool to Bucharest, Bacau and Cluj, but will now base a 189-seat B737-800 aircraft at the airport from the start of the 2017 summer season, with services as follows:

  • daily flights to Rome Fiumicino
  • four times-weekly services to Milan Bergamo
  • four times-weekly flights to Hamburg
  • three times-weekly services to Alicante

Blue Air also says it is “considering a special Liverpool focus for the livery of the aircraft to be based at LJLA, as they look to become Liverpool’s airline, and will discuss this with the Airport in the coming weeks in time for the start of their new services next year”.

Commenting on the new services Blue Air’s CEO, Gheorghe Racaru said:

“Today is a historic moment for both Blue Air and the Liverpool City Region as we announce our eighth base at the airport, adding four routes.

“In fact, we are going to put three brand new destinations on Liverpool’s route map, by flying directly to the currently unserved cities of Rome, Milan and Hamburg, which are likely to be popular with customers travelling for both business and leisure.

“Additionally, we will offer the region’s passengers an increased choice with our Alicante service.”