Blue Air became a full member of IATA on 19 January after its successful completion of an IATA Operational Safety Assessment.

Blue Air Boeing 737

The IOSA audit assessed more than 900 standards and best practices for safety in, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling operations, cargo operations and security management.

Gheorghe Racaru, General Manager Blue Air, said: ”We are especially pleased to be able to say that we are now IOSA Registered. The IOSA audit was a long and rewarding process that resulted in increased safety and operation alignment within our organization by applying internationally recognized and accepted standards. We will continue working to ensure operational excellence for our passengers.”

Founded in December 2004, Blue Air transported 1.5 million people in 2014, an increase compared to the 1.35 million people in 2013. In 2016, Blue Air will have more than 30 new routes and is expanding its fleet of Next Generation Boeing 737 aircrafts to 20 before 31 March.

Now offering flights to over 75 direct routes in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the airline has 5 operational bases, in Bucharest, Bacau, Iasi, Larnaca and Turin.