Tarom has reported RON 63 million worth of losses in the first quarter, an improvement compared to the negative result of RON 120 million in the first half of last year, the national air operator announced yesterday in a press release. “This positive financial accounting result is mainly due to improvements in the commercial sector, which in turn have led to an increase in the income per passenger. Money has also been saved in fuel expenses and other types of costs”, the press release notes. In the period of time under analysis, the company has improved flight schedule efficiency and optimised the route network, causing a 3 percent bump in the degree of airship loading. Moreover, Tarom has reported a 1.4 percent increase in the number of passengers per regular flights, transporting a total of 974.984 passengers. Operational incomes reached RON 534 million in the first six months, compared to RON 498 million during the same period of time last year. The company currently has 2006 employees, 4 percent less than in 2012, due to cases of voluntary departure and retirement. Tarom points out that it has no outstanding debts to the state budget or to its partners and it owns the necessary liquidities to pursue its work objective accordingly.
This year, Tarom launched the following flights: Bucharest-Dublin, Iasi-Bologna, Iasi-Torino, Iasi-London, Bucharest-Prague, and Cluj-Prague.