The Blue Air route from Rome to Suceava (East Romania) took off on Wednesday, after passengers waited for six hours in the Arad airport (West Romania). The aircraft land in Iasi (North-East), where the weather conditions are more favourable, Mediafax informs.

The airport manager declared that the landing has to take place in Iasi because the runway in Suceava has been affected by ice.

29 passengers were blocked on the Arad airport on Tuesday, where the pilot landed for fuel. But later, he refused to take off, saying his working hours were over. Around 8 pm, the flight's passengers were taken by a bus and driven to a hotel in Arad.

The airport in Suceava was closed on Wednesday due to heavy snow falls. The runway was covered by a 15 cm thick layer of snow.