Sibiu talks about its new incentive scheme, with up to €800,000 available per airline
Despite Sibiu Airport’s traffic decline from coronavirus, its management team has been working hard to get the airport back to traffic levels seen pre-pandemic as soon as possible.
To help with this, Sibiu is offering all interested airlines a state-aid scheme approved in line with the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework of the European Commission. This is for up to €800,000 per airline and will be granted before 31 June 2021 by Sibiu County Council.
“We will continue to support airlines as best we can,” said Marius Ioan Gîrdea, Sibiu Airport’s General Manager. “Even though forecasting the future is impossible, preparing for it is essential.
“Sibiu city and its surroundings have a unique local brand, recognised for its historical centre and medieval urban ensemble and it must remain on Europe’s map.”
Sibiu’s catchment totals 2.6 million
Sibiu is in the geographic centre of Romania and has a catchment area of around 2.6 million. It is one of the most diverse and interesting regions in Southern Transylvania and the airport plays an important role in the regional and international connectivity of the country.
“We are in this together! As we are looking forward to a brighter 2021, we want to help all airlines and take a small burden off their shoulders. Between now and 31 June 2021, all airlines can apply for our financial support.
“Looking ahead, the measure put in place today will shape the aviation of tomorrow.”
For more details of Sibiu’s incentive scheme – and a wealth of information about the airport and area – please see its profile in The Route Shop.