From March 27, commercial aviation moves to the 2016 summer schedule! Over 45 of new routes announced from and to destinations in Romania
This weekend, exactly starting with March 27 2016, civil aviation goes to 2016 summer schedule. It will be valid until the last Sunday in October, when the aviation will switch to winter time 2016 - 2017.
The 2016 summer schedule comes with a lot of news. Airlines are stepping up their operations on existing routes or starting flights to new destinations. The operational programs for the summer period were established by the airlines, and we have made every effort to inform you in advance about them.
If we refer to Romania, Blue Air has the most ambitious expansion plan for the summer of 2016, but Wizz Air is not even worse. Both companies introduced new routes and announced frequency increases on many other routes already operational.
New flights and routes from Bucharest
“Henri Coandă” International Airport Otopeni - Bucharest enjoys a beginning of the year in ascension. If in 2015, the airport was crossed by 9.274.629 of passengers, for 2016 the forecasts are optimistic and we hope to exceed the threshold of 10 millions of passengers. If we take a look at the new routes already announced from / to Bucharest, the objective would not be difficult to achieve.
Starting with 27 March 2016, Ryanair will start operating flights on the Bucharest - Athens route.
As of March XIV, Blue Air will open 2 new routes (Bucharest - Hamburg and Bucharest - Birmingham), with other 6 destinations being added to the network starting June 2016. From 3 June, Blue Air will enter the second route from Romania: Bucharest - Cluj. And we remind you that, starting with June 4, Blue Air will fly to Lyon, in time for EURO 2016.
For the 2016 summer season, Wizz Air has announced a number of new 4 routes: Bucharest - Cluj from 22 July, Bucharest - Budapest, Bucharest - Birmingham and Bucharest - Lisbon. The Bucharest-Hamburg route was announced, but in the meantime it has disappeared from the reservation system.
A busy year is announced for the airport in Bucharest!
New flights and routes from IASI
Starting with 27 in March, Blue Air will inaugurate the IASI-Barcelona route, and from March 30 will fly on the IASI - Brussels route. From June 3, Blue Air will also inaugurate the IASI - KOLN route. More details about Blue Air base from IAI. Towards the end of the summer season, specifically from October 1, 2016, Blue Air will inaugurate the internal route IASI - CLUJ - TIMISOARA.
Starting with 1 July 2016, Wizz Air will open 6 base in Romania, 26 from the network, at Iasi International Airport. An aircraft of the type Airbus A320 will be allocated, which will also facilitate the opening of new routes. If at present, Wizz Air operates flights to 3 destinations (London, Milan, Venice), from July 2016 will be added other new 5 routes: Bologna (BLQ), Larnaca (LCA), Rome Ciampino (CIA), Tel Aviv (TLV ), Catania (CTA).
It is not excluded to see other new routes!
New flights and routes from Cluj-Napoca
The start of the news in the summer season is given by LOT Polish Airlines, which will inaugurate the route Warsaw - Cluj starting with 30 March.
Wizz Air wins expansion battle in Cluj, announcing 5 aircraft for the base in Cluj and 6 new routes. From 22 July to 2016, Wizz Air will be the 3 airline on the Bucharest - Cluj-Napoca route, after Blue Air and TAROM veteran.
Blue Air is not based in Cluj, not yet, but has announced flights to Dublin, Liverpool, Bucharest, Iasi and Timisoara. More details about Blue Air flights from Cluj.
For the other airports in the country, the 2016 summer season does not bring much news on regular routes. Routes are expected in Bacău Bacău - Madrid (28 March) and Bacău - Stuttgart (2 June). The Constanta - Athens route is expected to start in 1 June. The Sibiu - Cologne route is expected in Sibiu, which will debut on 28 in March.
Arad Airport has a promise of domestic and international flights, but we refrain from commenting until we have all the operational data.
That being said, we wish you a beautiful 2016 summer season, with plenty of sun and smooth flights!
Photo: Sorin Cuzuban