Romanian low cost carrier Blue Air adds Heathrow-Nice route


Good news for travellers to the French Riviera, Blue Air plans a four-times weekly service operating on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays from September 16, with fares starting from £26.99 each way including taxes and charges.

The route is likely to be competitive although these fares appear to be among the cheapest. British Airways and Air France fly from Heathrow but other carriers heading to the Cote D’Azur include Easyjet from Gatwick and Luton, and Jet 2 and Ryanair from Stansted.

“We are happy and thrilled to announce Blue Air new direct service between London Heathrow and Nice, thus becoming the only ULC (ultra low-cost carrier) operating the route” said Krassimir Tanev, the airlines’ chief commercial officer

“French Riviera is a highly demanded product for our London customers and represents important development in Blue Air Network Strategy delivering best-in-class ultra-low cost airline experience to the benefit of our customers who can now enjoy more travel options at affordable prices”.

Blue Air operates from a number of Romanian cities to UK airports including Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London Luton, including recently launched flights between Heathrow and Iasi, and established routes from the London hub to Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.

The basic fare is for small cabin-baggage only, although there are other upgrade options available.