Istanbul - Constanta - Timisoara with Turkish Airlines?
Turkish Airlines could enter Timisoara International Airport, in the near future, to operate flights between Timisoara and Constanta and further on to Istanbul, according to opiniatimisoarei.ro.
The president of the Federation of Tourism Promotion Associations in Romania has revealed that negotiations are underway between the tourism companies and the Turkish airline to introduce a flight between Constanta and Timisoara.
"It will be a scheduled flight, but we are still talking about an affordable price, so that travel agencies can compose an affordable flight package plus accommodation. So the price is extremely important. I convinced Tarom in some years, but, unfortunately, the price was much too high. Then there was no traffic on that flight, we had no passengers. We have been discussing this with Turkish Airlines Constanta for a month for the route Timisoara - Constanta, because they already have Constanta - Istanbul and would like to connect from an airport in Romania to Constanta and then to the wider world. They are interested in having passengers, we are interested in having tourists on the seaside. Of course, the people of Constanta will be able to come to Timisoara this weekend, which is an absolutely special and very beautiful city, but we see it from the photos on Facebook ", said Corina Martin, president of the Federation of Tourism Promotion Associations in Romania.
Contacted by AirlinesTravel, Turkish Airlines officials in Constanta said they did not hear about this news. Still being discussed!
According to press release issued by Timisoara International Airport, Turkish Airlines has again shown interest in defining a business plan for a connection between Timisoara and Asia, by opening a direct route to Istanbul. In this case, we do not exclude the idea that the route should be operated via Constanta.
The Commercial Director of Timisoara Airport participated in the beginning of February in London, at an annual international meeting in the field of tourism and aviation, called REETEX. During the event, the representative of AIT TV had punctual discussions with 6 airlines, many of them not being in the first contact with the representatives of Timisoara Airport. Among these companies were Turkish Airlines. Other companies interested in operating flights to and from Timisoara are: Etihad Airways, Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Alitalia and Thomas Cook.
It remains to be seen how the negotiations will evolve and we will keep you updated with news about this route.