The Brasov airport will open in two weeks. On 10 and 11 June, the opening will be marked by two open days with concerts, programmes, air shows and shows for the public. On 15 June, the official ceremony and the first flight will take place.
The opening of Aeroportul Internațional Brașov-Ghimbav
Officially known as Aeroportul Internațional Brașov-Ghimbav, it cost around EUR 120 million to build. The airfield made headlines in Romania not only because it is a new airport, but also because the Swedish SAAB and the Romanian UTI have installed the first virtual control tower in Eastern Europe and Romania here, turizmus.com reports.
The first flight will bring the officials on 15 June on a Tarom plane from Bucharest. From the second half of June, the Romanian Dan Air will fly to Brussels, London and Barcelona. A flight to Budapest was also planned earlier but later cancelled.
CJB chairman Adrian Veştea told a press conference that the aim is to reach one million passengers a year by 2026, but that this would require an urgent agreement with airlines such as Wizz Air, LOT, El Al, Turkish Airlines or Lufthansa. These are the airlines that have shown interest before.
Wizz Air in Brasov
On 6 April, Wizz Air announced that after the opening of the Brasov Airport, it will operate two flights from the Romanian city. These are London-Luton, with the first flight scheduled for 2 August 2023, and Dortmund, with flights starting from 2 September 2023, the airport reported back then in a Facebook post.
To London, there will be return flights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Meanwhile, to and from Dortmund, there will be flights every Tuesday and Saturday.
Alexandru Anghel, the director of Brasov airport, is the one who has been in discussions with Wizz Air officials over the last few years. The first results are now materialising with these announced destinations, the post said.
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