easyJet re-enters London to Bucharest market

easyJet’s London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni

A cake in the shape of the famous Romanian landmark, the Athenaeum concert hall, was created to mark the launch of easyJet’s inaugural four times weekly route to Bucharest Otopeni from London Gatwick. Guy Stephenson, Commercial Director at London Gatwick Airport (second left) and Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager (second right) send off the flight with Romanian musicians.

  • easyJet recommenced services to the Romanian capital on 17 October, this time to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) from London Gatwick (LGW), having originally linked the London airport to Bucharest Baneasa (BBU) from October 2007, before switching to Otopeni and then ending the service on 1 June 2008. The four times weekly service on the 2,086-kilometre route is flown by a mix of A319s and A320s. There is no direct competition on this airport pair, however British Airways (double daily) and TAROM (10 weekly) fly from London Heathrow to Otopeni, with Wizz Air (double daily) and Blue Air (four weekly) providing further competition from London Luton. For the latest market update between UK and Romania, anna.aero has undertaken a trendwatch this week.


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