The Romanian carrier Blue Air has started to carry Swedes to Turin and the Italian Alps.
The Romanian carrier Blue Air has started to connect Stockholm Arlanda and Turin in Italy with direct flights, which will continue up until October 27, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
This first flight was introduced in an inauguration ceremony with the customary cake, where both the Italian ambassador and the Romanian ambassador to Sweden participated, each with a welcome speech.
Blue Air flies to Turin departing at 14:45 and arriving at 17:45, the return flight departing Turin at 15:30 and arriving at Arlanda at 18:30.
From Turin in northern Italy, the airline points out that at the tail end of winter Swedish skiers can reach the Italian resorts of Cervinia, Champoluc and Sestriere, as well as France’s Serre Chevalier and La Grave.
Turin is also a major city-break destination for anyone interested in food and drink from the region of Piedmont.
“Over the last five years, airline traffic to popular Italy has increased by 55%”, stresses Elizabeth Axtelius, air traffic director at the airport operator Swedavia.
The Italian city is the second destination that Blue Air flies to and from Arlanda, following the launch of flights to the Romanian capital Bucharest, a destination it has also flown to from Copenhagen. Departures to Turin began on January 20 as flights carrying skiing groups and have now turned into regular flights.
“Blue Air has had a very successful year at Arlanda and we are pleased to now be able to launch our first line to Turin. […] The line is an important step in strengthening our brand in the Nordic market,” said Tudor Constantinescu, chief commercial officer at Blue Air.
Blue Air’s passenger numbers have risen considerably in the last few years to reach 5 million 2017, on a fleet of 29 Boeing 737s with 12 737 MAX 8s ordered.