Fly Romania (Ten Airways) (Bucharest) commenced low-fare operations on May 15 from Bucharest (Henri Coanda), Timisoara and Tulcea in Romania to Antalya (starting in June), Barcelona (also in June), Bergamo (May 16), Genova, Hahn (near Frankfurt) and Verona. Fly Romania is the low-cost operation of charter airline Ten Airways which started operations in 2009.
Carpatair (Timisoara, Romania) filed for the opening of insolvency proceedings on January 20 according to Daily Business.ro. The airline hopes the bankruptcy court-appointed trustees will allow the carrier to continue operations. The carrier reportedly has debts of over £75 million. Carpatair reportedly is unable to pay its creditors including NAFA, BRD, Agroind Bank of Moldova, and Agerpress according to Realitatea.net.
Wizz Air (Budapest) has announced its 19th base to be opened in Craiova, Romania in July 2014 with one based aircraft. A new Airbus A320 aircraft will be delivered in Craiova on July 23, 2014.
The new aircraft will support operations of a total of six Craiova routes and increase seat capacity in the first 12 months of based operations to over 260,000 seats. The airline believes this will also stimulate the local job market in aviation and tourism sectors as consumers will have access to more low cost routes. Wizz Air announced more weekly flights on the existing services to Milan Bergamo and London Luton, and announced four new routes to Barcelona, Bologna, Dortmund and Rome Ciampino, that will start operating from July 23, 2014.
WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM CRAIOVA:
Tue, Thu, Sat
WIZZ AIR’S INCREASED FREQUENCIES FROM CRAIOVA:
Days per week
from 2 to 4
from 2 to 3
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LWV (msn 5660) with Sharklets lands at EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.