Adrian Ionascu, development manager of Blue Air company, replaces at the head of the company Gheorghe Racaru, promoted manager of the Strategy and Development Department of the group of firms to which the air operator also belongs, Mediafax informs. “It is neither a resignation nor a discharging. There are two years that Mr. Nelu Iordache (owner Blue Air – editor’s note) wants to integrate in a holding the firms that he controls,” Gheorghe Racaru declared yesterday in a press conference. Adrian Ionascu, the new general manager of Blue Air, worked for Tarom from 1885 until 2007, when he was appointed manager in charge with the development of the maintenance base of Blue Air.
“Our competitor is not the national operator, but the friends from Wizz Air. Hopefully we can resist in the market and follow our way in the context of the present economic situation,” Ionascu said.
Gheorghe Racaru also said that on the background of the economic crisis, the air flight market has dropped for the line flights, but the low cost operators have registered growths. The air operator Blue Air has a fleet of eight aircrafts. The company registered last year a turnover of over EUR 124 M and carried over 1.1 million passengers, up around 30 per cent vs. the previous year.