Articles Tagged ‘Romania’

Sibiu talks about its new incentive scheme, with up to €800,000 available per airline

Sibiu talks about its new incentive scheme, with up to €800,000 available per airline

Sibiu Airport, located in the heart of Romania, talks to us about its incentive scheme to kickstart growth to pre-pandemic levels.

Latest new routes and bases (29 October - 4 November)

Latest new routes and bases (29 October – 4 November)

This week, easyJet took off from Berlin Brandenburg, the first scheduled departure from the new airport, while Wizz Air opened its eighth base in Romania at Bacau.

Wizz Air begins Bacau base, its eighth in Romania

Wizz Air begins Bacau base, its eighth in Romania

Wizz Air opened its eighth Romanian base on 29 October. Come January, it’ll have 12 routes, with five in direct competition with Blue Air.


Blue Air announces 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca for 2021

Blue Air announces 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca for 2021

Romania’s Blue Air has revealed 12 routes from Cluj-Napoca.  Five will have direct competition, five indirect, and two none.

Blue Air takes off from Bucharest to Amsterdam; route now has 3 carriers

Blue Air takes off from Bucharest to Amsterdam; route now has 3 carriers

Blue Air began Bucharest – Amsterdam on 9 October, with an initial four-weekly offering. The airport-pair had almost 276,000 seats last year.

Blue Air boosts Bacau base with 5 routes; carrier's total seats down 1/4 as focuses on profitability

Blue Air boosts Bacau base with 5 routes; carrier’s total seats down 1/4 as focuses on profitability

Romania’s Blue Air adds 5 routes despite big cuts as moves towards sustainable profitability. We see what these new routes are and explore how the carrier has been changing.


London - Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

London – Bucharest 1.5 million seats; 9% CAGR since 2014

Bucharest-London is served by five airlines from five London airports. Yet London-Romania (excl. Bucharest) is now a larger market.

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Franfurt and Paris. Airlines are invited to request the official and technical documentation starting from 3 December 2018.

Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

International seat capacity is up almost 10% from UK airports in 2016. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets and how much they have grown (or not) compared with 2015.


Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.

easyJet re-enters UK-Romania market with flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

easyJet re-enters UK-Romania market with flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

The UK-Romania market has grown steadily every year since Romania joined the EU in 2007. Blue Air and Wizz Air have stimulated demand with low-cost flights, but now easyJet has re-entered the market it briefly served in 2007/08. We look to see who is operating which services between the two countries, and why capacity will […]