The Romanians traveling to and from Spain and Italy represented half of the flights on the Bucharest-based Baneasa Airport, over the first three months of 2009, Airport’s general manager Stefan Mladin told the Business Standard daily.
Out of the almost half a million passengers who chose flying by the low cost operators to 40 destinations, 50 percent were passengers flying to Italy and Spain.
The Baneasa Airport’s flights grew by 18 percent during the first three months of the year, and business is also expected to go up in 2009, Mladin said.
‘Despite the crisis, we expect flights to increase by round 20-25 percent in 2009, the same as the turnover,’ stressed Mladin.
As for April, the number of passengers amounted to almost 40,000 during the Easter holidays, which means by 30 percent more than in the same period in 2008, the Airport’s official said.
Blue Air ranks first, followed by Wizz Air among the Airlines Companies operating on the Baneasa Airport that have the highest number of passengers.
The two low costs flight operators top other companies such as MyAir, SkyEurope and Germanwings.