Bucharest - London Gatwick with easyJet from 17 October 2013
easyJet, one of the largest low-cost companies in Europe, returns to Romania. The British operator has also operated routes from Henri Coanda International Airport to London Gatwick, Madrid and Milan Malpensa. But on 15 January, 2012 gave up Romania.
At that time, Peter Voets, EasyJet marketing manager for Eastern Europe, Switzerland and Austria said: “We decided to withdraw from the Romanian market. Flights to Milan were closed on 29 in October, and flights to Madrid on 15 in January. The flights were not profitable due to the high operating costs and the reluctance of the Romanian tourists to buy other products on board the aircraft or on the company website such as using priority boarding, luggage storage, hotel reservations or rental. cars. "
Here after 18 months, easyJet announced the first route to Bucharest. 4 flights will be operated weekly, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with aircraft Airbus A319. Rates start at 44.25 EUR / segment, with all taxes included. That means about 90 EUR round trip to London, a very good price, but there will be limited seats at this fare on each flight. So don't miss the offer!
Operational program in winter time 2013 / 2014, on the Bucharest - London Gatwick route:
London LGW 08: 05-13: 25 Bucharest OTP Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Bucharest OTP 14: 00-15: 30 London LGW Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Paul Simmons, easyJet Director for the UK, said:
“EasyJet is excited to launch this new service between Henri Coandă Bucharest International Airport and London Gatwick. Romania becomes the 34 country in our portfolio over 630 of leisure and business destinations, served by over 130 of airports in Europe. I have identified an increased interest in travel between the two countries. easyJet, a company that offers convenient and affordable travel, will offer more alternatives for passengers through its new service. We expect to carry a number of 50.000 passengers in the first year of operation. ”
Thus, the competition on the Bucharest - London route will increase even more, and this could translate into better passenger rates. There will be 2 full-service operators on this route (TAROM and British Airways - London Heathrow) and 3 low-cost operators (Blue Air, Wizz Air - London Luton and easyJet - London Gatwick). The great advantage of the British low-cost operator is that it will fly to Gatwick, the second major airport in the London area and located at 47.5 Km from central London.
On London Gatwick fly Virgin Atlantic Airways to: Antigua, Barbados, Cancun, Grenada, Havana, Las Vegas, Montego Bay, Orlando, St Lucia, Tobago; Vietnam Airlines to: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City; Royal Air Maroc towards Casablanca; British Airways to: Anguilla, Antigua, Barcelona, Barbados, Bermuda, Bordeaux, Cancun, Colombo, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Genoa, Glasgow-International, Grenada, Jersey, Kingston, Larnaca, Lanzarote, Las Vegas, Malaga, Malé, Marrakech, Mauritius and the list can go on. Also from London Gatwick, easyJet can provide links to many other destinations in Europe.