Articles Tagged ‘Bucharest’

Romania's Blue Air now serving 18 destinations from Bucharest Otopeni Airport; faces competition on 15 of them

Romania’s Blue Air now serving 18 destinations from Bucharest Otopeni Airport; faces competition on 15 of them

Blue Air’s fleet of six 737s operate a total of 27 routes this summer, spread across three Romanian airports. A massive 43% of flights are operated to and from airports in Italy, with Spain the next biggest market. We examine the airline’s network in detail to see what competition it faces.

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Leak of the Week: Wizz Air to link Warsaw and Gdansk to Tel Aviv; Polish routes to Dubai World Central also planned

Its back! anna.aero again brings you the latest route development rumours, and it is Wizz Air’s increasingly eastwards looking expansion plans that go back under the network planning microscope.

Bucharest Airport sees Wizz Air gaining on TAROM as passenger numbers passed 7 million in 2012

Bucharest Airport sees Wizz Air gaining on TAROM as passenger numbers passed 7 million in 2012

Romania’s capital now has all commercial flights operating from a single airport, which also has a lovely new departures terminal. We show how traffic has evolved in recent years and how Wizz Air is already bigger than TAROM at the airport by one measure. Plus we reveal which carriers have added which destinations during the […]


Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its 'home' markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air still #1 LCC in most of its ‘home’ markets; fighting hard with Ryanair for leadership in Hungary and Poland

Wizz Air’s fleet will reach 40 aircraft this summer but how are they distributed across the airline’s 15 bases? Which country markets are the most popular from the bases and how much competition does the airline face from easyJet and Ryanair in its ‘home’ markets?

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]

Romania's Blue Air to build new low-cost airport in Bucharest

Romania’s Blue Air to build new low-cost airport in Bucharest

A year ago, we reported on how Romania’s low-cost carrier was reducing its route network. But how has Blue Air’s development continued? And what grand plans does it and its parent company have for Bucharest’s low-cost airline market within only two years?


Wizz Air announces 11 new routes for next summer including first services to Aarhus and Stavanger

Wizz Air announces 11 new routes for next summer including first services to Aarhus and Stavanger

Wizz Air’s 11 new routes will generate an additional 25 weekly rotations next summer. So how many airports does Wizz Air now operate from? And which are its busiest airports this winter? Curiously, the busiest is not even in Central Europe.

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?


Blue Air price leader on Vienna - Bucharest route; NIKI just beats Austrian as TAROM lags behind for cheap seats

Blue Air price leader on Vienna – Bucharest route; NIKI just beats Austrian as TAROM lags behind for cheap seats

Last week NIKI became the fourth carrier to link Vienna and Bucharest, but how do its fares compare for a two-night trip for the remainder of Feruary? How much extra is a hold bag with Blue Air?

TAROM adds 11 new routes from Bucharest in a year; LCCs pose growing threat

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThe Romanian state-owned carrier has seen its passenger numbers grow over the last decade, but how has the performance of the airline developed? How does it compare to the emerging low-cost carriers on the market? What is its position on the important Italian market? And which new routes has the airline started in the last year?

EU membership grows Romanian air travel market by 60% in two years; Blue Air and Wizz Air lead LCC charge

nl280809-country-100.jpgThe Romanian air travel market has grown rapidly since 2007. Tarom may be struggling but Romania has its own LCC and two airports serving Bucharest. But which are the leading (and fastest growing) country markets?