Blue Air Becomes Full IATA Member
Romanian airline Blue Air announced on Thursday that it has become a full member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from January 19, 2016.
The airline reached this milestone following its recent IOSA certification (IATA Operational Safety Assessment), a complex audit that assessed more than 900 standards and best practices for flight safety in the departments of flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling operations, cargo operations and security management.
IATA is the most prestigious aviation body in the world with membership of more than 260 international airlines worldwide and presence in over 119 countries. Its main priorities include reducing costs to the industry, developing new technical standards to facilitate innovation in distribution, improving global safety, driving industry change, training and operational standardization.
“Joining IATA is a significant and historical step for the company, opening new doors for partnerships with other airlines, members of the association, in order to provide our passengers a wider route network and, as always, the best prices”, said Blue Air’s General Manager, Gheorghe Racaru.
In its 11th year, Blue Air offers flights to over 65 routes in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The company has five operational bases, in Bucharest, Bacau, Iasi, Larnaca and Turin.
Blue Air’s General Sales Agent in Greece is Top Kinisis Hellas.