Animawings reshapes the leisure flights market in Romania with a massive launch of scheduled routes - all to popular holiday destinations in Egypt, Greece and Tanzania.
Tickets are already on sale and prices start at 79 euros/direction.
This airline is less known to the general public. It operated charter flights on behalf of travel agencies, but recently Animawings has published its fares.
At the beginning of the year, the company obtained the IATA code, after which it was able to distribute its fares in the global reservation systems. That is, anyone can now buy a ticket to Hurghada and back exactly as you do for Milan or London. Flights to leisure destinations like Bodrum, Enfidha are now becoming scheduled flights.
The operator took over the A2 code from the former Greek airline Astra Airlines. Flights operated by Animawings can still be displayed in search engines with the former company's logo.
The new destinations have massive increase in demand for their proximity, prices and exclusive nature. Now - these countries are shaping a more relaxed restriction regime - tourism is an important source of the state budget.
Another reason for publishing the fares is the current situation - tourism has dropped dramatically and you have to do something new to stay in the game.
All new scheduled flights are launched for the first time in Romania, except Antalya, previously operated regularly by Corendon Airlines. The flight schedule is seasonal, for now. For schedule details, please go the the flight page and follow ZborDirect.
|Itinerariu||Start / Frequency||Competitor routes|
|Bucharest - Hurghada||29.01, 07, 16, 25 february|
|Bucharest - Gazipasa||07.06 - 25.10 Monday|
|Bucharest - Antalya||01.06 - daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday|
|Bucharest - Bodrum||06.06 - 31.10 Sunday|
|Bucharest - Kerkyra||07.06 - 25.10 Monday|
|Bucharest - Zakinthos||01.06 - 28.10 Tuesday si Thursday||Blue Air|
|Bucharest - Heraklion||5.06 - 30.10 Saturday||Blue Air, Wizz Air|
|Bucharest - Tenerife||05.06 - 30.10 Saturday|
|Bucharest - Dubai||12.03 - 14.05 Friday||Flydubai, Wizz Air|
|Bucharest - Zanzibar||only 29 january, 7, 16, 25 january|
|Bucharest - Cluj||daily until 30.11.21||Blue Air, Tarom|
|Iasi - Antalya||04.06 - 29.10 Friday|
|Cluj - Hurghada||29.01, 07,16,25 february|
|Cluj - Bourgas||05.06 - 30.10 Saturday|
|Cluj - Zakinthos||01.06 - 26.10 Tuesday|
|Cluj - Kerkyra||07.06 - 13.09 Monday|
|Cluj - Antalya||05.06 - 30.10 Saturday|
|Cluj - Gazipasa||06.06 - 31.10 Sunday|
|Cluj - Enfidha||02.06 - 27.10 Wednesday|
|Cluj - Zanzibar||only 29 january, 7 february|
|Sibiu - Antalya||01.06 - 26.10 Tuesday|
|Tirgu Mures - Antalya||01.06 - 26.10 Tuesday|
|Craiova - Antalya||07.06 - 25.10 Monday|
|Oradea - Antalya||06.06 - 31.10 Sunday|
|Suceava - Hurghada||03.06 - 28.10 Thursday|
|Timisoara - Hurghada||02.06 - 27.10 Wednesday|
|Timisoara - Antalya||04.06 - 29.10 Friday|
|Arad - Antalya||03.06 - 28.10 Thursday|
The schedule is valid at the time of publication and may be subject to change later. The status of the flights may be changed as well. For the updated schedule, go to flight page.
|Bucharest 27 Sep 21 FR 7564 Direct||Kerkyra 30 Sep 21 3 days Direct||from €16 Check price|
Only charter flights are operated at the time of publication from Arad. The direct flight Arad - Antalya becomes the first scheduled direct flight announced from this airport.
Another airline has also shown interest in coming to Arad - Lumiwings wants to operate flights to Forli, Italy in 2021. The flight schedule is not published yet.