Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air Transport Aerian
has ordered two Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s with purchase rights for two more.
The airplanes will join the airline's all-Boeing fleet to provide extra capacity in a fast-growing market. The order is valued at approximately
$150 million at list prices.
"We have doubled our passenger traffic every year since starting our operations. Looking toward the future, the Next-Generation 737-800 is
the most capable airplane on the market with a proven and impressive track record. It is the right airplane for our forecasted growth in this
region," said Gheorghe Racaru, general manager of Blue Air. Blue Air will begin operating a Boeing 737-800, acquired through a lease
agreement, later in 2008.
Blue Air started operations in December 2004 as the first Romanian low-cost carrier. It operates from Bucharest's Baneasa International
airport offering service to European destinations. Blue Air operates an all-Boeing fleet of five 737 Classics.