Blue Air cancels flights ‘due to Brexit impasse’ leaving holidaymakers furious


Romanian Airline Blue Air has cancelled flights from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport amid uncertainty over Brexit, leaving British holidaymakers furious.

Passengers expecting to fly to Alicante and Rome had their flights cancelled on Wednesday evening however, Blue Air tickets were still available online.

A John Lennon Airport spokesman said the “Brexit impasse” has left the carrier “unable to receive the necessary clarity” over their ability to operate flights between the UK and countries other than Romania.

He added, “Blue Air has successfully operated its based aircraft for two years in Liverpool serving a wide range of routes.

“Unfortunately, as a Romanian Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holder, the current Brexit impasse means that the carrier has been unable to receive the necessary clarity regarding their ability to operate seventh freedom services which are currently possible under EU Open Skies.

“The carrier will continue to serve Liverpool John Lennon Airport and will increase flights this summer to Bucharest and Bacau.”