Blue1


Blue1

Infobox Airline
airline = Blue1



logo_size = 150
IATA = KF
ICAO = BLF
callsign = BLUEFIN
parent = Oy Nordair AB
founded = 1987
headquarters = Helsinki, Finland
key_people = Stefan Wentjärvi (CEO)
Mats Jansson (CEO SAS Group)
hubs = Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
focus_cities = Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
frequent_flyer = EuroBonus
lounge = Scandinavian Lounge
alliance = Star Alliance
fleet_size = 13
destinations = 25
website = http://www.blue1.com/

Blue1 Oy is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. It is a regional airline feeding into the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) network via Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen from five cities in Finland. It also operates services from Helsinki to domestic destinations as well as to several cities in Europe. Its main base is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, with hubs at Stockholm-Arlanda AirportFlight International 27 March 2007] .

History

The airline was established in 1987 and started operations in 1988 as "Air Botnia". It was purchased by SAS in January 1998. In January 2004, when the first low cost regional airline in Finland, Flying Finn went bankrupt, the airline was rebranded as Blue1. It started flights within a few months to the most profitable destinations of Flying Finn. The first destination was Oulu, later came Kuopio, Rovaniemi and Vaasa. Fact|date=February 2007

Blue1 became the first regional member of Star Alliance on 3 November 2004. In 2006 the airline opened up new routes to 11 European destinations.

Destinations

*flagicon|DenmarkDenmark
**Copenhagen (Copenhagen Airport)
*flagicon|CroatiaCroatia
**Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Airport) (begins May 2009)
**Split (Split Airport) (begins May 2009)
*flagicon|FinlandFinland
**Helsinki (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport)
**Kittilä (Kittilä Airport)
**Kuopio (Kuopio Airport)
**Kuusamo (Kuusamo Airport) [starts February 11, 2009]
**Oulu (Oulu Airport)
**Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi Airport)
**Tampere (Tampere-Pirkkala Airport)
**Turku (Turku Airport
**Vaasa (Vaasa Airport)
*flagicon|FranceFrance
**Nice (Cote d'Azur International Airport)
**Paris (Charles de Gaulle International Airport
**Biarritz (biarritz)
*flagicon|GreeceGreece
**Athens (Athens International Airport, "Eleftherios Venizelos")
*flagicon|ItalyItaly
**Milan (Malpensa International Airport)
**Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport)
*flagicon|NorwayNorway
**Oslo (Oslo Airport, Gardermoen)
*flagicon|PolandPoland
**Warsaw (Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport)
*flagicon|SpainSpain
**Barcelona (Barcelona International Airport)
*flagicon|SwedenSweden
**Gothenburg (Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport)
**Stockholm (Stockholm-Arlanda Airport)
*flagicon|SwitzerlandSwitzerland
**Zürich (Zürich International Airport)
*flagicon|United KingdomUnited Kingdom
**London (London Heathrow Airport)

Fleet

The Blue1 fleet includes the following aircraft as of February 2008:

The airliner plans to sell three of its Avro aircraft and obtain one more MD-90, in line with its planned focus on the domestic market in Finland.

Retired fleet

Cabin

; Economy Class: Sandwiches and drinks are available for purchase from "Cafe1".: On short flights to Sweden; cinamon roll and coffee is served free.; Economy Extra: Fast-track security at some European airports, lounge access to passengers travelling in C,D and J classes, a three-course cold meal or cold breakfast is served

References

External links

* [http://www.blue1.com Official website]

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