Bucharest - Beijing with TAROM, possible from 29 March 2014
The Minister of Transport, Ramona Mănescu, announced at the opening of the Government meeting that TAROM will resume flights on the Bucharest - Beijing route. Ramona Mănescu also said that discussions had already taken place with the management of the company and that for the beginning "it is possible to reopen the Beijing-Bucharest line with two flights a week".
Today's news brought a smile to my lips and I remembered the farce made on 1 April - Beijing - Bucharest with China Eastern Airlines, since the summer of 2013. Here it was not to be from the summer of 2013, but it is likely to be from the summer of 2014. And it will be operated by China Eastern Airlines but by TAROM. Farsa started from a desire we all have, long-haul direct flights departing from Bucharest to Asia and the United States. I chose Beijing because I felt it was a very desirable destination, and my instinct seems to have not deceived me.
The flights could be honored with 2 Airbus A310 aircraft, unfortunately quite old. They are maintained very well, but with great financial efforts, and the fuel consumption is "huge". Airbus A310 is a medium and long courier twin-engine aircraft and has two colors. A310 was not a popular aircraft, being produced only 255 units, during the period 1983 - 1998. Flight range can be up to 6,800 km (A310-200) and up to 9600 Km (A310-300).
We look forward to the day when a TAROM plane takes off to Beijing on a commercial flight.