Blue1 expanding heavily: new aircraft, new destinations
Blue1, the fastest growing airline in Finland, continues its expansion program in connection with the summer traffic program starting March 2006. New aircraft will join the fleet and the amount of destinations will grow from 14 to 25. Blue1 will go heavily in on Europe with daily connections to such destinations as London, Zurich and Warsaw but also with flights to tourist destinations in southern Europe such as Athens, Rome , Nice and Barcelona.
70 % increase in production – three Boeing MD-90
Three Boeing MD-90, with a seating capacity of 166 seats, will join the fleet existing for the time being of 9 Avro RJ:s and 5 Saab 2000. The production, ASK (available seatkilometer) will increase with more than 70 %.
11 new destinations
Blue1 expands on the European market by introducing scheduled flights starting from March 2006 to:
Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Düsseldorf, London, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and Zurich.
Responding to market needs
“This heavy expansion is our response to the market need”, says Stefan Wentjärvi, President and CEO of Blue1. Blue1 is already the biggest operator between Finland and Scandinavia, we have a firm grip of the Finnish domestic market and now our next step is Europe. For business travelers we can now offer better connections to destinations as London and Zurich but we can also offer our private travelers smart and price worthy flights to southern Europe”, says Wentjärvi.
Blue1 Corporate Communications
Tom Christides, V.P. Corporate Communications tel: +358 40 7523131