Iași – The gateway to the Moldavian region21.09.2016
As of 1 June 2017, Blue Air will be linking Berlin Tegel with Iași in Romania. The route is to be served three times a week with flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flying time will be approx. two hours. Boeing 737 aircraft are to be deployed. Blue Air has been flying from Tegel to Turin in Italy since May 2016.
Iași – Romania’s cultural capital
Iași was once the most important city in the Principality of Moldavia. Located along key trading routes, the city built on seven hills evolved to become an important political, economic, cultural and scientific centre. Numerous monuments, historic buildings, cultural sites, churches and monasteries bear witness to this importance today. Iași is also referred to as the “City of a Hundred Churches”. The most beautiful and important of these include the Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the mother of all Moldavian churches, and the Trei Ierarhi (the three holy hierarchs) Monastery whose walls are adorned with gilded carvings. This city in north-east Romania is also referred to as the country's cultural capital. The cityscape is characterised by art, galleries and exhibitions. Many artists live and work here. The neo-Gothic Palace of Culture is the cultural symbol of the city and houses the four of the city’s most important museums and a library. Also worth seeing are the Botanic Gardens spanning 100 hectares which are some of the largest in Europe. This city with five renowned universities also has a vibrant student scene.
Moldavia – monasteries in the heart of unspoilt scenery
Iași lies in one of the prettiest regions of the country, embedded in a landscape of rolling hills and plains. The Moldavian region (Western Moldavia) in north-west Romania is distinguished by its rural scenery, fertile soil, excellent vineyards and its world-famous Moldavian monasteries. Virgin landscapes, various national and natural parks, picturesque villages where time seems to have stood still, good local cuisine, traditions and hospitality are typical of this region. Paradise for hikers, climbers and anyone looking for a holiday destination off the beaten path.
The Republic of Moldova – only a stone's throw away
Only twenty kilometres from Iași lies the border to the Republic of Moldova. Only established in 1991 and also often incorrectly referred to as Moldavia, it forms the western section of the former Principality of Moldavia. Like the Moldavian region, this country nestled between Romania and Ukraine offers holidays away from mass tourism. Instead, visitors can look forward to charming unspoilt scenery, churches in abundance as well as towns which are worth seeing, including the capital of Chisinau, Tiraspol and Balti.
Iaşi International Airport is one of Romania’s key commercial airports. Located approx. seven kilometres from the city centre, the airport is easily reached by taxi from Iaşi central train station.
Tickets for the new route can be booked from €29.99 (one-way flight, including taxes, limited availability) on www.blueairweb.com and by phone on +49 (0)69 2097 7652.