By Andra Beltz
Air Canada will operate direct flights from Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest to Montreal and Toronto from June 2018, announced Friday, the National Airport of Bucharest (CNAB).
The decision of the Canadian company was taken following discussions with the CNAB chiefs, who convinced Air Canada representatives to operate direct flights on the main airport in Romania. Thus, Air Canada will operate at Henri Coanda Airport in June 2018, on the Bucharest - Toronto and Bucharest - Montreal routes, four weekly round trips.
"We welcome them to our partners from Air Canada and we are glad that they have chosen Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport as the newest destination. Air Canada is one of the most prestigious airlines in the world, and the inclusion of Bucharest on the list of destinations of this airline is a testimony to the quality of the services we offer, as well as a confirmation that Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport becomes a center relevant interest on the international aviation map. The CNAB team is dedicated to all passengers and airlines and I am convinced that this partnership with Air Canada is a good start for the large-scale projects we have prepared, "said CNAB General Manager Bogdan Mîndrescu.
Henry Coanda International Airport operates 47 airlines to 103 destinations.
Air Canada will operate direct flights at Henri Coanda Airport with Boeing 767 aircraft. The first direct flights to / from Romania Air Canada are: Montreal - Bucharest: June 7, Bucharest - Montreal: June 8, Toronto - Bucharest: June 9, Bucharest - Toronto: June 10.
The Bucharest National Airport Company started its activity on 5 February 2010 and ensures the operational coordination and management of the two airports in Bucharest. CNAB was established by the merger of the companies managing Bucharest airports: Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest and Baneasa International Airport Aurel Vlaicu.
Starting May 1, 2017, Romanians with a valid visa for the US or a visa for Canada in the last 10 years can travel without visas and from 1 December 2017 all Romanian citizens will be able to go to Canada without a visa.