Articles Tagged ‘Romania’

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.

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 shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air shrinking in Poland and Czech Republic, growing in Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine

Wizz Air’s capacity is up 9% this summer, but 25 routes have left the network completely to help make room for over 60 new ones. A further 26 routes have relocated to nearby airports. Most of Wizz Air’s network growth is coming from markets where Ryanair does not have much of a presence, if any, […]


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?

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 now challenging Tarom as biggest airline in Romania; new routes from Targu Mures started this week

Wizz Air now challenging Tarom as biggest airline in Romania; new routes from Targu Mures started this week

Across Wizz Air’s pan-Central European network of bases Romania is now the airline’s second biggest country market after Poland. How many routes does it operate from each of its four Romanian airports? Which are the leading country markets for Wizz Air from Romania?


Wizz Air announces one aircraft base at Targu Mures

Wizz Air announces one aircraft base at Targu Mures

Wizz Air’s fourth Romanian base will get one new route in March followed by seven more in mid-June. How has the airport’s traffic developed in recent years and which routes did Wizz Air previously operate from the airport? Which other carriers are also present?

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.

Romania's Blue Air losing its hold of local market; downsizing network and dropping recently opened Cyprus base

Romania’s Blue Air losing its hold of local market; downsizing network and dropping recently opened Cyprus base

Blue Air is downsizing its network at the beginning of the winter season, but which are the routes dropped? What network is the airline left with? Which markets is the airline expanding in? And what plans does it seem to have for its network in the future?


Despite Wizz Air's three new routes starting last week, Blue Air still offers twice as many flights from Bucharest Baneasa

Despite Wizz Air’s three new routes starting last week, Blue Air still offers twice as many flights from Bucharest Baneasa

Bucharest is one of a handful of Eastern European cities served by two airports. How has traffic developed at the old airport which is now home to various LCCs? Italian destinations are popular but is there too much competition?

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?