Starting this month, two airlines are launching flights from Transylvania Airport to Egypt and will be joined by a third in June to meet the demand from tourists looking to spend their holidays in the country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East. The Marosvásárhely/Târgu Mureș airport will also soon be launching new flights and resuming suspended flights.
The first airline to launch a flight from Marosvásárhely to Egypt is Romanian airline Animawings, which is controlled by the Memento Group. Starting April 22, Animawings will operate a flight to Hurghada, Egypt, every Thursday. Then, almost a week later, Tarom will operate its own regular flight to the same destination on Wednesdays, András Peti, the director of Transylvania Airport told Hungarian news portal Székelyhon.
The demand for flights to Egypt is so high that all seats in April have already been booked.
A third airline, HiSky, will be launching a flight to Hurghada on June 12.
Airlines will also launch two new flights to another popular tourist destination, Turkey. Starting June 8, Animawings will be offering a weekly flight to Antalya on Tuesdays. A few days later, Tarom will follow suit with flights scheduled every Monday and Friday.
The flights to Egypt and Turkey will operate only during the summer tourist season, which kicks off in April and will close in November, Peti tells Székelyhon.
The airport announced that it will resume regular flights to London-Luton starting on May 19, every Wednesday and Sunday, and from June 1, there will be flights to München-Memmingen (Germany) on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Wizz Air’s flights to and from Budapest resume on June 2, on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Title image: Transylvania Airport. Image source: The airport’s Facebook page