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BARIG gains two new members – APG Airlines and Blue Air

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German airline association the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has gained two new members after APG Airlines and Blue Air signed up.

APG is headquartered in Paris with a home base in Toulouse (Blagnac) offers scheduled flights between Toulouse and Lorient as well as individual business charter flights including VIP services. Flights are performed with a King Air 350i from the aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft.

APG president and chief executive officer, Sandrine de Saint Sauveur said: “On multiple levels, BARIG promotes a future-oriented and targeted development of air traffic in Germany and Europe. At the same time, the association effectively represents airline interests.

“As new BARIG member we are looking forward to being part of this highly committed network of German and international airlines.”

Romanian carrier Blue Air with headquarters in Bucharest is also now a new member of BARIG. The carrier flies over two million passengers annually via a route network of more than 100 destinations in Europe and the Near East.

The Blue Air fleet currently comprises 26 Boeing 737 and is targeted to be expanded by another 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in 2019.

Blue Air chief commercial officer & director, Tudor Constantinescu said: “In Germany we are currently approaching Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart and Munich. We are pleased that BARIG will now also represent Blue Air in political and economic affairs in Germany.

“The association promotes core aviation topics and a future-oriented development of the air traffic location Germany. Our membership in the national Board of Airline Representatives of a key air traffic market like Germany is therefore immensely important for us.”