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May 17, 2021

Tarom counts on flying 21 pc more passengers this year

Tarom counts on a 21 per cent rise in the number of passengers carried this year compared to 2009, from 1.7 M to 2.1 M, the state-owned air operator announced yesterday, quoted by Mediafax. At the same time, the company intends to grow passenger load factor from 56 per cent last year to over 60 per cent this year.

“The first quarter indicates a rise in the number of flown passengers by 31 per cent as compared to figures in Q1 2009, with physical indicators monitored in April and May showing initial Q1 trend remains. Moreover, the airline managed to consolidate its position as market leader on the local charter flight market at 70 per cent,” Tarom General Manager Ruxandra Brutaru said in a press release.

Another 2010 objective is to expand market share by three percentage points to 23 per cent, as well as revenue by increasing online ticketing to up to 20 per cent compared to 11 per cent last year, in the context of a growing overall traffic and by growing business-to-business service portfolio. Tarom also plans on making some savings from re-negotiating existing agreements with partners, cutting the cost of handling at stops of major impact by 10 per cent and re-assessing the necessary services for all stops, decreasing work trips-associated costs by 50 per cent, as well as re-negotiating agreements with training centres and partner hotels seeking up to 20 per cent discounts.

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