By adding new direct flights from Bucharest, Carpatair is strengthening its leading position in Romania and in the region. The company has the highest frequency of weekly flights (158 flights) and flies to nine destinations in Italy.

“By adding new flights to international destinations from Bucharest – Otopeni, Carpatair implements its medium-term strategy that also involved the acquisition of 3 Fokker 70 aircrafts at the end of last year”, said Paula Ardelean, marketing & sales vice president.

Carpatair began Bucharest – Italy operations in October 2009, when the carrier introduced direct flights from Bucharest to Ancona and to Bari. For the time being, the airline flies to these destinations three times a week.

“We have the advantage of a 10-year experience in Romania-Italy routes, where we gained know-how and insights about the demands of the industry and as to how to provide services to meet these demands”, Ardelean added.

These flights will be served by Fokker 70 aircrafts that have a 72-seats capacity and provide in-flight amenities for both business and economy class.

Earlier this year, Craiova became the third most important city in the country for the carrier, after Timisoara and Bucharest, where it introduced direct twice-weekly flights to Rome and Milan.

Established in 1999, Carpatair is the largest regional airline in the South-East Europe.