European Commission approves EUR 1.15 million aid scheme to support airlines at Transilvania Târgu Mureș Airport

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The European Commission has approved a Romanian scheme worth 1,15 million euros to support airlines affected by the pandemic that start or resume regular flights to / from Transilvania Târgu Mureș Airport.

The scheme was approved under the Temporary Framework for State Aid Measures. Under the scheme, public support will be provided in the form of direct grants, with a maximum amount of EUR 600.000 per beneficiary. The amount of aid for each airline will be calculated on the basis of an individual score derived from certain evaluation factors, such as the number of flights per week.

The purpose of the scheme is to alleviate the sudden liquidity shortage faced by beneficiaries due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictive measures that the Romanian government has had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. The Commission found that the Romanian scheme complies with the conditions set out in the temporary framework.

Currently, the only airline that operates frequent flights to / from Transilvania Târgu Mureș Airport is Wizz Air. According to the reservation system, the low-cost company flies from Târgu Mureș to Dortmund, Munich, London, Budapest and Rome Fiumicino.

Also from Târgu Mureș are operated seasonal charter flights to holiday destinations: Antalya, Hurghada and Heraklion.

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