A new airline company has entered the Romanian low-cost market. Fly Romania, owned by businessman Ovidiu Tender, will be operational as of May 15. The company will provide both national and international flights from airports in Bucharest, Timisoara, and Tulcea to Italy, Spain, Germany, and Turkey. Approximately 100,000 passengers are expected to use Fly Romania’s services this year. “We will start by launching multiple routes that will include both traditional travel destinations like Bucharest – Timisoara, for which tickets will cost EUR 69, and new or seasonal destinations like Bucharest – Antalya, available as of June,” Catalin Butu, General Manager of Ten Airways, which incorporates Fly Romania, stated Tuesday. Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest will be carried out on a daily basis except for Saturdays, and three flights from Tulcea to Bucharest will be available per week. Two weekly flights will be carried out from Tulcea to Bergamo, three weekly flights from Timisoara and Bucharest to Verona, likewise three weekly flights from Bucharest to Barcelona, and three weekly flights from Bucharest to Frankfurt and one weekly flight from Tulcea to Frankfurt. “We don’t want to steal Tarom’s customers. We wish to become competitive against the car sector because these flights are cheaper than travel by car costs,” Ovidiu Tender stated. The flights will be carried out by MD-82 and MD-83 aircrafts purchased by Ten Airways from Alitalia. Ten Airways opened business in 2010 and has since operated under charter system and the wet lease system, which involves leasing an aircraft, crew and services included, to another company.
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