After the Bucharest-based airline Dan Air cancelled their Brasov-Budapest flight, the director of Brasov airport announced something everyone has been waiting for. Alexandru Anghel declared that he is in talks with another airline to launch a daily flight on this route.
Dan Air cancels Brasov-Budapest flight
Dan Air recently announced that it is cancelling both its Budapest and Milan flights. However, it is increasing the number of its flights from Brasov to Munich and Nuremberg to two a week. After these adjustments, Dan Air will operate a total of nine scheduled routes to and from Otopeni airport in Bucharest, boardingpass.ro reported.
Following the cancellation of the Brasov-Budapest flight by Dan Air, Alexandru Anghel, the director of Brasov airport, announced that he is in talks with another airline to launch a daily flight on this route, Bună Ziua Brașov reported.
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In addition to Budapest, Anghel is also discussing Paris and Tel Aviv as new destinations. The director added that after the opening of Brasov airport on 15 June, things will be easier. As he said, “I think that from 15 June it will be much easier, because operators will see that the airport is operational and will be able to take decisions more easily”.
Mr Anghel announced on Thursday, May 11, that “we have advanced talks to start flights to Budapest, Paris, Tel Aviv. As far as Budapest is concerned, daily flights are being discussed.”
Plans for the future at Brasov airport
The director said that the cancellation of some flights is not surprising. “In the aviation market, 15-16 percent of flights are closed. But others are opening. We have to expect that more and more flights will also be closed. The important thing is to end a year with more flights than in the previous year. Now, Brasov’s handicap is that it has no history. The market is now being built and I think we have to thank Dan Air for entering a new market,” Anghel explained.
Wizz Air will also start flights from August and September between Brasov – London and Brasov – Dortmund. The airport director added that TAROM could also fly from Brasov, but it all depends on the reorganisation plan of the state company. “TAROM is now under monitoring, being in a reorganisation plan. Under these conditions they cannot open new destinations. Once they pass this stage, Brasov is on TAROM’s list,” Bună Ziua Brașov quoted Anghel as saying.