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Romanian airline honors Romania’s former monarchs

Royalism in Romania is on the rise. The Balkan nation is well on its way to re-establishing its constitutional monarchy, and the people look up to the members of the Romanian Royal Family as their role models. They see how unfair Romanian royal history has been treated. Blue Jet, a Romanian airline company, is one of the companies which also wants to tell the world about Romania’s royal past.

On Sunday, they announced in a press release that their newest aircraft has arrived. This plane has the image of Romania’s first king, Carol I, on the plane’s tail.

The airline stated: “We are very proud to use this plain on the country, in the communities of the Romanian people and in all major European cities we fly to, this part of our valuable past along with the message of unity. We keep our promise to our origin, which continues to remind those who contributed to the establishment of our modern Romania and still are inspiring young generations with the pride of being Romanian”.

This is how the new plane looks like with the picture of HM Carol I of Romania on the plane’s tail. Photo: Blue Air Press Office.

This is only the first of several planes that will have pictures of a total of three of Romania’s monarchs. In addition to Carol I, Carol II and Michael I of Romania will embellish the Blue Jet aeroplanes in the time to come.

Carol I was the monarch of Romania from 1866 to 1914. He was elected Ruling Prince of the Romanian United Principalities on 20 April 1866 after the overthrow of Alexandru Ioan Cuza by a palace coup d’état. In May 1877, he proclaimed Romania an independent and sovereign nation. With his defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish War secured Romanian independence. He was proclaimed King of Romania on 26 March 1881. He was the first ruler of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty.

Blue Air is a Romanian airline headquartered in Bucharest. Since 2016, it has become the largest Romanian airline by scheduled passengers flown. Blue Air flies to 104 destinations.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.