A new airline has taken off: discover AirConnect

What a time to be an Eastern European aviation enthusiast! Especially if you are from the fish-shaped country Romania. There are four (!) new airline startups in the country that promise to give the competition hell. We are talking about FlyLili, Legend Airlines, Hello Jet and AirConnect. While for the first three there is not enough information yet, yesterday was a great day for the ATR operator AirConnect. Here is what happened.

The operator

AirConnect was launched in January 2022 and since its revelation, the organization’s management has been looking for experienced aviation professionals to join the airline. According to Gabriel Bobon at BoardingPass.ro, the airline has ordered 2 ATR 72-600s, both built in 2014, and so far one has been received, M-ABPU. According to the information that can be found on the tracking sites, the plane is registered in the Isle of Man and the history of the plane suggests that it was painted in Shannon.

As stated in previous articles, Romania is a poorly connected country that relies on air transport to keep the wheel of the economy turning. AirConnect aims to help the cause by operating in underserved Romanian airports like Sibiu and Tirgu Mures, and connecting them to Bucharest Baneasa, the former airport dedicated to low-cost carriers, now a hub for private jets and schools. piloting. The airline will also operate charter flights to Bulgaria and Greece and has agreements with major Romanian tour operators.

M-ABPU from Air Connect ©AirConnect

August 9, 2022

Yesterday was probably the happiest day of this young operator’s life: he obtained his air operator’s certificate. Basically, the Civil Aviation Authority has licensed AirConnect to operate domestically based commercial flights. And that means the airline is finally ready to take off.

Travel Radar will keep you updated on the status and operations of this new airline, leave a comment with your predictions for the future of this airline.

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