Henri Coandă International Airport returned to about 40% of the air traffic registered in 2019
Slowly, air traffic is recovering after the 2020 pandemic year when aviation was grounded due to travel restrictions. In recent weeks, Henri Coanda International Airport has started to register more than 15000 passengers a day, which means about 40% of air traffic registered in 2019.
"Since last week, we have started processing around 15.000 - 17.000 passengers a day, unlike February, when we were processing 3.000. We already have a big increase in traffic in the morning intervals, in general, when almost all the races leave. At the moment, we are at about 40% of what we operate in 2019 ", said the general manager of the Bucharest National Airports Company, Cosmin Peşteşan, quoted by Agerpres.
"From the discussions we have with the airlines, their representatives estimate for this summer, in July and August, that the traffic will reach 75% of what it was in 2019, but they have not sold tickets yet, it is an expectation of demand. So, the traffic estimates are increasing ", specified Peşteşan.
Airlines have begun resuming flights on most existing routes in 2019, but with reduced frequencies. At the same time, in the summer of 2021, RYANAIR, Wizz Air, Blue Air and many other companies announced new routes from Romania to holiday destinations in Greece, Turkey and even Bulgaria.